Starring New Murano. New 7-Seater Qashqai+2 Nissan Crossovers UrbanProof. Shift The Way You Move. The Nissan Murano is a mid-size crossover SUV first manufactured by Nissan in December 2002 and sold as a 2003 model. Nissan introduced the Murano as its first crossover SUV for the United States and Canada. The Nissan Qashqai is a compact crossover SUV produced by Japanese automaker Nissan since 2007.