Do Chinese Drivers Give A Sh1t About Going Green? Nissan Is Hoping So

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Japanese automaker continues its China-only offerings.

China is a notorious polluter, but that didn't stop Nissan from making the country the only place you can buy its new Murano Hybrid. The new CUV was revealed at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. It shares an identical exterior and interior with its petrol-powered brother. The difference, of course, lies under the hood. A supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine from the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid does the heavy lifting and is good for 250 horsepower.

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An electric motor kicking in another 20 horsepower helps the Murano hybrid earn its green stripes. Nissan says the engine will offer the "powerful driving performance" of the Murano's optional 3.5-liter V6 and the fuel economy of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The hybrid hits Chinese dealers this summer, with no word on whether or not it'll arrive in other markets.

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