Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Nissan Murano gets thorough refresh

Nissan Murano gets thorough refresh

Nissan has unveiled an updated version of its flagship Maxima sedan at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Things like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, high-beam assist, and rear automatic braking are available on lower trims levels of the Maxima for a yet-to-be-disclosed price, but come standard on Platinum and SR Premium Package grades.

In addition, the expanded palette of exterior colors, added new design wheels (18 - and 20-inch).

That said, Dan Monhke, senior VP of sales and marketing for Nissan in the US, was adamant that the company remains committed to its sedans.

Like its sedan-bodied stablemate, the new Murano gets a range of cosmetic, technology and trim upgrades to give it a more upmarket look and feel, along with the wider availability of Nissan's Safety Shield 360 driver assistance technologies.

Safety Shield 360 is also now offered on the Maxima, bringing the total number of American models with the feature to five.

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Nissan did not say how much the 2019 Maxima will cost when it goes on sale.

Enhancements to the luxurious Murano interior are led by new semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted inserts and contrasting micro-piping trim for the seats, door armrests and center console lid for the Murano Platinum grade.

Second-row supplemental side airbags and front passenger supplemental knee airbags are now standard, Nissan said.

The Maxima retains its 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired to a continuously variable transmission that sends power to the front wheels. Nissan is making the technology available on the 2019 Altima, Murano (which also debuted in L.A.), Rogue and Rogue Sport, part of its commitment to making the technology standard on 1 million new vehicles by 2021. The Maxima has a sporty image, but developed on the same front-drive platform as the previous Teana/Altima. SL and Platinum trims get a better navigation system with online point-of-interest search and satellite images.

Rear Door Alert and Intelligent Driver Alertness notifications are standard on all trim levels for 2019, while Nissan has also added support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Murano's existing eight-inch touchscreen display.

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