Nissan's more premium crossover gains some safety features for 2013.

Though the 2013 Nissan Murano is mostly unchanged for the new model year, the Japanese automaker did reveal today that its most upmarket five-seat crossover will be available with a number of new safety technologies.

Muranos equipped with either the LE Platinum Edition trim level or the SL Navigation package will be available with a new Safety Shield package that includes a host of camera-aided safety technologies, including Moving Object Detection, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning.

For more modestly-optioned Muranos, a new Value Package for SV models includes a power liftgate, a Bose audio system and navigation for $2,270, a $830 discount. SVs also gain a newly standard auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink garage door opener.

Also, the Murano adds a pair of new colors - Midnight Garnet and Gun Metallic - for the new model year.

Murano S' base price of $29,960 is unchanged for the new model year, while the other trim levels see shuffling both up and down the ladder. The range-topping Murano LE all-wheel-drive now commands $40,750 compared to last year's $38,960.

Nissan says that the 2013 version of the Murano should begin arriving in dealers immediately.

One item Nissan has failed to mention is the future of the slow-selling Murano CrossCabriolet... whether it will return for 2013 remains a mystery.