First hitting the scene for the 2003 model year, the Nissan Murano has served as the Japanese brand’s midsize crossover for a total of three generations. The current third-gen Murano debuted for the 2014 model year, while an all-new fourth-gen model is expected to drop in for the 2025 model year. When it does, the next-generation 2025 Nissan Murano will draw inspiration from the all-electric Nissan Ariya in terms of exterior design.
Nissan unveiled the new Ariya compact crossover for the 2023 model year, debuting the Japanese automaker’s very first all-electric SUV. The production-spec Nissan Ariya takes its design cues from the Ariya concept vehicle first shown at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, and features a sharp, angular design with pointed lines and slim shapes.
With all that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the next-generation 2025 Nissan Murano will look to the Nissan Ariya when it comes to exterior design.
Front and center, the next-generation 2025 Nissan Murano will feature the Nissan logo in a badge mounted on the front fascia. The fascia design will also incorporate a low-mounted grille opening serving as the air intake, creating a sort of “bottom breather” layout.
Further exterior features will include a softer wave line along the sides of the vehicle, as compared to the current Murano design. The profile will also feature the brand’s signature “floating roof” design, which incorporates a black trim panel on the rear pillar. Finally, the rear end of the 2025 Nissan Murano will feature exhaust outlets that are tucked up underneath the rear bumper.
As a reminder, the current third-generation Nissan Murano is available with a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 rated at 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque, with output routed through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to either the front wheels as standard, or all four wheel as optional. The current trim level lineup consists of the SV, SL, and Platinum. Pricing starts at $37,920 for the Murano SV FWD.