Nissan has announced numerous changes to its 2015 lineup.
Headlining the changes to the Japanese automaker’s lineup for 2015 is the launch of the all-new Murano, due in late 2014. Significant changes to other Nissan cars include a 1-mpg highway/combined rating increase on the Altima equipped with the 3.5-liter V6 engine thanks to reduced internal friction. In addition, the 2015 Altima benefits from the adoption of exhaust variable camshaft timing and enhanced D-Step Shift logic for the standard Xtronic transmission.
All 2015 Nissan Leaf models now come with three drive modes: Normal, Eco-Mode and the new B-Mode, which engages regenerative braking more aggressively while decelerating. Meanwhile, the revised Juke crossover will join the lineup with new styling as well as comfort and convenience features. The new Juke will make its North American debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show.
Moving on, the 2015 Versa sedan will feature an extensive makeover with a new front end sporting larger headlights and standard chrome plating on the grille.
The flagship GT-R adds the previously announced NISMO model to the sports car’s lineup which packs a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. The brand’s other sports car also gets some updates. The 370Z will add new trim levels to the coupe and roadster models while an extensively redesigned 370Z NISMO adds new exterior and interior treatments.
Finally, the popular Pathfinder will add Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) as options while the enhanced D-Step Shift Logic has been implemented for the standard Xtronic transmission. Lastly, Nissan announced that the NV Cargo van will add an SL grade to the lineup.
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