It seems like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has spoiled a secret for Nissan.
The U.S. government body has released official fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive form, nearly confirming that Nissan will be selling the electrified crossover in the U.S.
Powering the Murano Hybrid will be a 2.5-liter supercharged four-cylinder mated to an electric motor, the same setup that was found in the now discontinued Pathfinder Hybrid.
The Murano Hybrid, which is currently for sale in other markets, has been rated at 26 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined by the EPA with all-wheel drive, while front-wheel drive models get 28 mpg city, 31 on the highway for a combined 29 mpg.
That’s a 5 mpg combined difference between the front-drive Murano Hybrid and gasoline model, the latter of which achieves 24 mpg combined.
Nissan executives wouldn’t confirm the news to Car and Driver.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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