posted 4 years ago

All new Nissan X-Trail

On sale from July 2014

The new Nissan X-Trail has been completely redesigned, it is just as tough and accomplished as the previous generation model, but adds crossover style and efficiency, exciting design, innovative technology and exceptional comfort. New design features and details include bold new headlamps available with LED as standard on high-grade models and a distinctive new LED signature strip that makes the car instantly recognisable at night. Other details include an powered tailgate and an opening panoramic moonroof.

The interior of the new X-Trail offers a completely new environment including seven seat (optional) plus the seating layout ensures every passenger has a great view out. The interior features premium materials and intelligent design throughout and sets new standards for rear seat access with space for optional third-row passengers and in-car technology. The X-Trail also showcases the latest-generation NissanConnect system that offers smartphone integration and a host of innovations including several in-built Apps to enhance the connected driving experience.  Other touches include a large between-the-seats storage box large enough to take an iPad or 10-inch tablet. Equally impressive is the large glass moonroof which is the biggest available in the class.  This fantastic glass roof bathes the new X-Trail's cabin with natural light and the front half can also be opened to provide extra ventilation.

The new X-Trail launches with an advanced dCi 130 turbodiesel powerplant with a choice of two and four-wheel drive and the availability of an XTronic automatic gearbox for the former. A 1.6-litre DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine with 163PS will be added to the range later in 2015. The new dCi 130 unit is much cleaner than the engine it replaces. Offered with the option of two- or four-wheel-drive, two-wheel drive models enjoy CO2 emissions of only 129g/km in manual form, while versions equipped with Nissan's advanced XTronic automatic gearbox emit 135g/km. All-wheel drive models equipped with Nissan's ALL MODE 4x4-i transmission emit 139g/km which is a significant 18 per cent less than the outgoing model.

The new Nissan X-Trail will be offered in three familiar grades; Visia, Acenta and Tekna. All grades feature air-conditioning, alloy wheels and six airbags, LED daytime running lights, five-inch colour combimeter display, Bluetooth with microphone, cruise control and speed limiter. Hill start assist, follow me home lights and a luggage board system are also among the features fitted as standard. If you opt for the top of the range Tekna then you get spoilt with LED headlamps, leather seats, electrically-adjustable driver's seat, front and rear parking sensors and 19-inch alloy wheels. Plus Tekna models also feature Intelligent key with engine start button, Forward Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.


Can't wait to see it in the flesh. A beefy crossover, just what I'm looking for.

And I suppose it is now lighter too to help emissions which will probably be no good to tow my caravan. I'll need a Scania truck soon to tow my 4 berth van!!!!

Think Nissan have made a mistake making the X-Trail just another 'look the same' crossover. Not for me I'm afraid!