On June 29, Dongfeng Nissan began production of the new Murano in China. Dongfeng Nissan is a Chinese joint venture by Nissan and China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporation.
The new Murano is coming off the line at Dongfeng Nissan’s Xiangyang plant in Hubei province. The plant’s production work is on par with the quality standards of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and it has produced high-quality goods for many years.
The new Murano for China has two engine options, a 3.5L V6 gasoline engine and a 2.5L gasoline engine. The 2.5L option gets an excellent fuel efficiency of 12.5km/L.
It has an intelligent 4WD system that can respond to road and driving conditions by changing the front and back driving power from 100-0 to 50-50 power split.
The base price for the new Murano in China is 238,800 yuan (about 4,700,000 yen). The new Murano is one of Dongfeng Nissan’s most important models for its China strategy.
(Translated by Greg Scott)