It has only been available since December, but already the 2015 Nissan Murano is turning heads and garnering the attention of industry experts. The model was recently named the “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2015 Best Value Awards.
Each year, the numbers gurus at Kiplinger’s do what they do best as they take price, performance, value, safety, roominess, and driving experience into account to rank the top new or redesigned vehicles in the industry. Their findings for this year’s award winners can be found in the “Deal on New Wheels” buyer’s guide, available February 10.
The publication lauded Nissan’s redesigned Murano for its best-in-class fuel economy among other mid-size crossovers, bold design, comfortable interior and convenient amenities.
“Nissan essentially created the crossover segment with the debut of the Murano in 2002, and now, 13 years later, the 2015 Nissan Murano is helping define the segment once again,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager and Marketing Operations. “The redesigned Murano was created to provide drivers with an undeniable sense of comfort, style and innovation and this award certainly reaffirms that ideal. It’s an honor to be recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.”
Stop by 171 Nissan today and discover the excitement surrounding the all-new Murano for yourself.
Last year, Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi celebrated its tenth anniversary. This year, the plant is celebrating another milestone: its debut as a global manufacturer. The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is now home to the globally exported 2015 Nissan Murano.
This is the first time the Murano has been manufactured in the United States and brings the automaker closer to reaching its goal of producing 85% of the vehicles sold here in the States in North America.
In addition to sending the newly-redesigned crossover to dealers in the States like us here at 171 Nissan, the Murano is shipped from Nissan Canton to over 100 markets.
“Since I started with Nissan 11 years ago I’ve watched this plant grow, and I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of Nissan’s most popular vehicles,” said Christina Doss, a technician at Nissan Canton and one of the Murano launch team members. “It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come, and now that we’re producing the Murano here, I get to tell friends and family that I work on vehicles that are shipped around the world.”
Congratulations to the Nissan Canton assembly plant! We can’t wait to receive our shipment of the 2015 Murano.[Top]
The third-generation Nissan Murano will be hitting dealerships before long, including ours here at 171 Nissan, and it will be sporting an all-new look. The Murano has always been one of the most stylish vehicles on the road—that’s been the Murano’s calling card, in fact—and Nissan has simply improved on that for the next-generation and new model year.
The new Murano has features that are shaped to call a jet to mind, and the car itself marries together that same sense of form and function that jet planes have. The new Murano also hints towards a bright future for Nissan vehicle design. “At Nissan, design is our brand promise, a promise that pulls people into our vehicles where they will be treated to an exciting driving experience,” Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said. “As the first of our new concept-based production vehicles coming to market, Murano sets our new standard.”
It’s quite a standard to live up to, but here at 171, we’re very confident in Nissan’s ability to reach that standard. Come in today to check out the beautiful display of Nissans in our inventory.[Top]