Remember the Nissan Resonance Concept from Detroit 2013? Here’s what the showcar has evolved into – the third-generation Nissan Murano, which will make its public debut at the upcoming 2014 New York International Auto Show.

We can see that the production car has inherited the concept’s sexy “Energetic Emotion Flow” side curves as well as the blacked out D-pillar which gives the new Murano a “floating” look to the roof.

On the rear, there are Nissan 370Z-inspired boomerang-shaped tail lamps. On the overall, the car looks lower and wider than the outgoing second-generation Murano.


The overall design has a similiar family look to smaller Nissan SUVs such as the new X-Trail. The front grille adopts the new Nissan face which has been described as “V Motion”, replacing the “Kamishimo” grille found on Nissan’s current sedans.

These press photos show a single interior colour scheme for now – one that has a bright and airy feel. The seats will adopt Nissan’s NASA-inspired “zero gravity” construction which should promise a nice cushy ride.

A single drivetrain will be available for the US market Murano – Nissan’s venerable 3.5 litre V6 engine mated to an Xtronic CVT transmission, although perhaps for other markets that are not so displacement-hungry, we might see the use of a 2.5 litre four-cylinder engine. Looks good, doesn’t it?