2009 Nissan Murano launched in UAE
Nearly a year after its worldwide debut, Nissan has finally launched the all-new GCC-spec 2009 Nissan Murano in the UAE at a launch ceremony in Dubai.
The redesigned model is powered by an upgraded version of the previous engine, namely a 3.5-litre V6. Now, there is some confusion as to actual power rating of the engine. The American version has 265 hp and 336 Nm of torque. However, Nissan Middle East states that the GCC-spec model has 256 hp at 6000 rpm and 334 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm, which is identical to the European version.
The claimed performance numbers are now 0-100 kph in 8 seconds and a top speed of 208 kph. Fuel consumption is at 10.9 litres/100 km, partly thanks to a redesigned CVT transmission.
The Murano will now come in three trim levels. All Murano versions will get 18 inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED tail lamps, cruise control and an in-dash six-disc CD player with AUX socket for MP3 players. Also available are an intelligent Key with memory for the powered front seats and steering wheel, as well as a Bose audio system with 11 speakers, including a pair of Richbass woofers mounted in the spare-wheel well.
The Murano’s new interior is makes abundant use of soft-touch materials and upholstery trimmed in cloth or leather, aluminium detailing, six airbags and ambient mood lighting, along with available features such as auto climate-control, split 60/40 rear seats with powered raising function, power-operated tailgate, parking cameras for the front and rear, twin ‘top loader’ sunroof, navigation system, Bluetooth , and a DVD entertainment system.
The new Murano range soon goes on sale across the GCC during this month, priced between Dhs 130,000 and Dhs 160,000.
For more information, keep track of the model in the Nissan Murano buyer guide.