Nissan unveiled the Murano Hybrid, along with two Nismo products – the GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo – at the recent Auto Shanghai 2015.
This hybrid version of the Nissan flagship crossovers will strengthen the brand’s pioneering efforts to bring more sustainable mobility options to China and to enhance SUV offerings in the country.
Murano has comfort and luxury features that earned it numerous accolades through the years. It offers a bold and exciting design, as well as an upscale, stimulating and spacious interior. The new Murano adds performance and efficiency from the hybrid system, making it more sought after because of the technological innovation.
The Murano Hybrid is equipped with the new supercharged QR25DER 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion battery that is efficiently controlled by the Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor/two clutch parallel system). The electric motor helps provide good response at low speeds, while the supercharger improves acceleration. All told, the hybrid system delivers the powerful driving performance equivalent to a V6 3.5-liter engine but offers superior fuel economy similar to a 2.0-liter engine.
The new Murano Hybrid will be on sale this summer in China.