The Maxima’s interior is anchored by its fighter jet-inspired cockpit. Wards cited the Maxima’s expert craftsmanship, sophisticated color scheme, and the accents to the trim and seating surfaces.47 nominees were chosen as finalists for the 10 Best List, among them the Nissan Altima and TITAN.
The 10 Best Interiors List is chosen by a panel of eight judges from WardsAuto who test each vehicle not just for looks but for comfort, ergonomics, the driver information display, the materials used, and safety. They also consider the value of the car in relation to the quality of the interior.
The winners will be honored at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference, which will take place on May 11th in Detroit.
The 2016 Energy Conservation Center Award, awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, was awarded to Nissan in January for its NESCO (Nissan Energy Saving Collaboration) practices across the company.
This award has been given to many different companies, activities, and products that are dedicated to saving energy and raising awareness about it through advanced technology.
NESCO’s recent achievements include conducting audits to save energy at Nissan’s production sites, using an auditor training program that studies the way energy is used and finding ways it could be improved. NESCO opened a global training center in order to tackle energy issues on Nissan’s campuses worldwide, not just in Japan.
NESCO has seen enormous results since implementing these changes, including lowering Nissan’s gasoline use and cutting CO2 production. These improvements and changes like them lower the global use of CO2 by 58,000 tons per year. Nissan is now working with Renault to further lower CO2 emissions.
Finding the perfect interior that combines luxury and comfort can be difficult—especially if you have a small budget. The all-new 2015 Nissan Murano does just that, though, and was recently recognized on Ward’s 2015 10 Best Interiors list for its beautifully designed cabin.
“First time I saw the new Murano interior, I was blown away by the pearlescent film that’s used to lovely effect on the doors, instrument panel, center console and armrest,” said Tom Murphy, executive editor, WardsAuto World. “The rest of the interior is brilliantly executed as well, from the smooth, flowing lines of the instrument panel to the ample cargo hold. Beige interiors often are perceived as boring, but this one is stylish and contemporary while achieving a serenity uncommon among midsize CUVs.”
Nissan offers the perfect combination of a modern design, premium materials, and innovative, practical technology within the third-generation crossover. The Murano’s features give it an entirely new level of refinement. NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front seating takes the Murano out of space, while the oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof allows the outside to come in, blending the Murano’s beautifully-designed cabin and the natural world.
Don’t forget to visit Blackburn Nissan today to see and feel the award-winning Nissan Murano interior yourself.