Nissan has confirmed that its third-generation Murano will be revealed at the 2014 New York Auto Show, and along with the confirmation has released a teaser image showing some details of the new mid-size crossover. The vehicle is expected to go on sale this fall, as a 2015 model.

While most of the vehicle remains concealed in the teaser, we already have a good idea as to what the 2015 Murano will look like thanks to spy shots of prototypes and Nissan’s own Resonance concept from 2013.

The 2015 Murano will be based on Nissan’s D platform, found in vehicles like the Altima and latest Pathfinder, and will preview styling themes that will eventually feature on most of the automaker’s lineup.  A key design trait will be a split C-pillar.

In the powertrain department, look for a V-6 and CVT combo to remain the standard option. The setup may be joined by a new hybrid option for the first time. The hybrid, also previewed with the Resonance concept, is expected to pair a 2.5-liter four-cylinder in parallel with an electric motor.

As for the cabin of the 2015 Murano, Nissan says it will be spacious and premium. Nissan boasts advanced safety and connectivity technologies.

We’ll have all the details soon as the 2014 New York Auto Show gets underway on April 16. For more from the show, head to our dedicated hub.


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