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2015 Nissan Murano to Be Produced in Mississippi Assembly Plant

Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano

Last year, Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant celebrated 10 years of production. The next 10 years look promising as year number 11 marks the addition of the much-anticipated, globally-sold 2015 Nissan Murano to the plant’s lineup of vehicles produced.

That’s big responsibility for the small town a few hours to our west, but the team seems ready for the challenge as they add 500 jobs and prepare for production of the crossover to begin.

“Recruiting efforts and preparations for the start of Murano production this fall are underway and current employees are excited to add this vehicle to the list of outstanding cars and trucks built in Mississippi,” said John Martin, Nissan North America’s senior vice president for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, and Purchasing.

“The addition of Murano to our portfolio, coupled with the continued growth and success of the Canton plant, will move us even closer to our goal to build more than 85 percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. right here in North America.”

Part of the excitement surrounding the all-new 2015 Murano is that it so closely resembles the Resonance concept on which it is based.

We at Cronic Nissan can’t wait to see this stunning vehicle up-close and personal. We’re pretty sure you’ll want to find your way over to our showroom to a have a look-see yourself.

Nissan Sets New Standard with 2015 Murano Design

2015 Nissan MuranoWhen you’re in a competitive segment like the crossover SUV class, it’s important to have a certain “wow” factor to attract customers, which can take a lot of work. For the 2014 Nissan Murano, the characteristic that sets it apart from its rivals is its unique, aerodynamic design.

Over the course of its development, the new Murano was subjected to three times the normal wind tunnel testing, allowing for the Murano design to be as streamlined as possible. This extensive testing resulted in the crossover achieving a 0.31 coefficient of drag, making it as aerodynamic as many sports car. This number makes it the best-in-class when it comes to the midsize crossover segment.

Along with this aerodynamic look, designers also strived to keep the original Murano’s strong sculptural qualities, which add a sexiness that can’t be ignored. The Nissan boomerang headlight and jet-like D-pillars add a sense of class that is easy to love, making the Murano design a force to be reckoned with in its segment.

“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,” said Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura. “As the first of our new concept-based production vehicles coming to market, Murano sets our new standard.”

If you’re interested in seeing this new standard for yourself, make sure you stop by Cronic Nissan today!

2015 Nissan Murano Strikes a Balance between Aerodynamics and Style

2015 Nissan Murano AerodynamicsFor the 2015 Nissan Murano, the design engineers working on the third-generation SUV set out to completely re-think the entire vehicle. High on the list of priorities for this team, a striking new design and impressive aerodynamics were the main focus from the beginning. Now that the Murano has been completed for the upcoming model year, Nissan is showing off some of the work that went into designing this masterpiece.

2015 Nissan MuranoThe first thing that hits you when you look at the new Murano is the sporty and futuristic look of the vehicle. Headlights and taillights similar to the “boomerang” design first introduced on the Nissan 370Z have actually been slimmed and stretched to an even more extreme extent. Sitting right up front is Nissan’s new V-Motion grille which features aerodynamic shutters that close to increase efficiency and open to cool the engine. Around the back is an integrated spoiler that helps reduce drag and an innovative D-Pillar design gives the appearance of a floating roof. Even more impressive is how all of the unique features work together to give the Murano a drag coefficient of .31, better than some sports cars!

“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,” said Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura. “As the first of our new concept-based production vehicles coming to market, Murano sets our new standard.”

For more information, stop by Cronic Nissan in Griffin, GA today or check out the video below. Beware though, it’s in Japanese with English subtitles.

Nissan Previewing New Murano at New York International Auto Show


Nissan will be unveiling the new 2015 Murano, a completely redesigned version of the popular SUV, at the New York International Auto Show, which begins on April 17th. To garner even more anticipation, Nissan also released a ten second teaser video that reveals just a tiny bit of the Murano’s new design. The video starts on a headlight and then pans around to the side of the vehicle before fading out.

The Murano “features a spacious, premium interior and advanced, purposeful safety and connective technology,” and will be built in Canton, Mississippi, at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. The Canton plant will thus become the sole place of Murano production worldwide, sending it out to over 100 new car markets. The Murano will be the ninth vehicle overall in the Canton production lineup.

We’re still waiting to see exactly what Nissan has come up with for the 2015 Murano, but the teaser video and our empirical knowledge of Nissan’s excellence have us pretty excited here at Cronic Nissan. Make sure to check out the Murano’s unveiling on the 17th and then check back with us here on the blog for more Murano news very soon!