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2015 Nissan Murano Earns “Top Safety Pick Plus” Rating from the IIHS


May 12, 2015
By Business Wire News

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today awarded the completely redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano a “Top Safety Pick Plus” vehicle safety rating, which is the group’s highest available ranking. The 2015 Murano scored “Good” in all five “Top Safety Pick” categories and earned “Top Safety Pick Plus” status with a “Superior” rating for front crash prevention for models equipped with optional Forward Emergency Braking.

Two years ago IIHS introduced more stringent criteria and requirements for the “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation. The established “Top Safety Pick” award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a “good” or “acceptable” rating in the small overlap frontal test. For a “Top Safety Pick Plus,” the vehicle must meet “Top Safety Pick” criteria, as well as earn an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention.

“The designation of the IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ for the all-new 2015 Murano is exactly what Nissan expected for a vehicle that has always set the trends in its segment,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). “This Murano has once again raised the bar for Midsize Crossovers in terms of modern styling, levels of interior refinement, luxury and technology in its class. At Nissan, we are happy to add the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating to the list.”

Standard safety and security features on all 2015 Murano trim levels include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; driver supplemental knee air bag; 3-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors; and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).

Every Murano also offers child safety rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone; Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with position monitoring and Nissan’s innovative Easy Fill Tire Alert, which sounds the car horn to notify a person filling a tire with air when the recommended tire pressure has been reached. Also standard on Murano are a suite of confidence-inspiring dynamic technologies, including Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

Murano offers Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) system that features four small superwide-angle cameras mounted on the front, side and rear of the vehicle that provide a “bird’s eye” virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle. It provides additional selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb views, helping the driver maneuver the car in or out of tight spots.

Moving Object Detection builds on the capabilities of the AVM system, helping enhance the driver’s situational awareness by providing visual and audible warnings (front, side or back range object detection) if the system detects moving objects (such as another vehicle) within the displayed image in situations such as pulling out of a parking space. Using sophisticated image processing technology, the system detects moving objects within the virtual “bird’s eye view” (when the vehicle is in Park). When starting off or backing up, it detects moving objects crossing within the front or rear views, respectively.

Other available* Murano “Safety Shield” technologies include Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Also available on certain models is a Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system**, which alerts the driver when drowsy or inattentive driving is detected.

Please click HERE for the IIHS report.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

*With Optional Technology Package.

** It is the driver’s responsibility to remain alert at all times. DAA is only a warning to inform the driver of a potential lack of driver attention or drowsiness. It does not detect and provide an alert in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for details.

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