During a year when green-car models such as the Honda CR-Z and Cadillac ELR met their inglorious end, Nissan is actually adding to the green-car choices in the US. The Japanese automaker and maker of the Leaf electric vehicle is introducing a hybrid version of the Murano, according to Car and Driver. Given the small number expected to be produced, the Murano Hybrid could become a collector’s item.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has already taken note of the hybrid crossover, certifying that the model gets a combined 29 miles per gallon for the front-wheel drive version and 28 mpg for the all-wheel-drive version. By comparison, the conventional Murano gets 24 mpg in both FWD and AWD. Nissan apparently doesn’t have terribly high hopes for demand for the new