Proving crossovers don't have to be bland, the Resonance Concept is inspired by the "Innovation Era," according to Nissan. The design puts an emphasis on aerodynamics with a look that implies it's lightweight, yet protective. That's marketing speak for a highly stylized vehicle.
Nissan's calling the design language "V-Motion." The grille sweeps upwards, while the windshield and A-pillars are steeply raked giving the impression the vehicle is in motion.
We really like the oversized 22-inch wheels with what appears to be carbon fiber accents, though we wouldn't count on wheels that large making it onto a production Murano from the factory.
The interior's futuristic as well with a floating instrument panel that features a holographic infotainment system.
The new hybrid powertrain is the most interesting bit as it's something we may actually see in the next-generation Murano. It consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a combination electric motor/generator linked to a CVT. Making it easier to package a battery pack, the battery is a laminated lithium-ion pack with intelligent charging control.