Introducing the Nissan X-Trail
Introduced at the beginning of the century, the Nissan X-Trail was a crossover that offered a unique blend of off-roading capability and everyday usability.
Fast forward to the present day and the X-trail is the largest sibling among Nissan's trio of handsome SUVs. There's a handful of differences that help distinguish the X-Trail from Nissan's smaller options, with the main one being the ability to spec seven seats.
There's a wide variety of engines and safety equipment added for good measure, which translates to a large SUV that is surprisingly reasonable to run. In keeping with its origins, the X-Trail is still available as a 4x4, ideal if you're an adventure seeker who doesn't like being restricted to tarmac.
Design and Practicality
The X-Trail has been purposefully designed with family adventures in mind. Depending on your needs, there is the option to choose between five or seven seats; you'll certainly have no issue getting the whole family in! Better yet, the third row of seats can be folded down to create a flat cargo bay if you need it.
Available as a 4x4, the X-Trail does not believe in confining adventures to the road. Nissan's engineers have designed the system to offer maximum grip on a variety of surfaces.
Boot space ranges between 445-565 litres (seven seats versus five seats). Fold the rear seats down and you get a gargantuan 1,996 litres of space at your disposal. With up to 2,000 kg towing capacity possible, X-Trail seeks to redefine the term 'practicality'.
Technology and Safety
Practicality may be the X-Trails forte, but it also happens to excel when it comes to driver aids and safety features.
Intelligent driving is a standout characteristic, which utilises ProPILOT technology to help you maintain a safe distance from the car in front when you're on the motorway. It'll even ensure you stay centered within the lane to prevent unwanted merging.
Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition is a potential life-saver that acts as a second pair of eyes on the road; the system has been engineered to intervene if you get too close to a collision. Blind Sport Warning is a must-have on modern roads, and ensures every lane change is a safe one.
Economy and Performance
There's a range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from, all of which have been designed to offer flexible performance and excellent efficiency.
The 1.7-litre diesel engine is a robust unit that is available with a manual or CVT automatic gearbox. Mpg ranges between 35.2 and 47.7 on a combined cycle for this engine because it depends on the gearbox and number of seats you opt for. You'll have to pick a diesel if you want four-wheel drive.
The 1.3-litre turbocharged engine may sound small, but with a 158 bhp on tap, it certainly pulls well throughout the rev range. Mpg can be as high as 45.3 once you get out on the open road, while the DCT automatic gearbox is a peach.
Generously equipped as standard, the entry-level X-Trail could never be considered spartan.
- Electric Parking Brake with Hill Start Assist* and Auto Hold*
- DAB Radio, USB Port and Bluetooth Connectivity
- Front and Rear Signature Lights with V-Motion Grille
- D-Shaped Steering Wheel with Cruise Control Functions
- Manual Air Conditioning with Pollen Filter
In addition to Visia, you get extra technology that is smarter and more efficient.
- Smart Vision Pack including High Beam Assist*, Traffic Sign Recognition*, Anti Dazzle Rear View Mirror, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition*, Lane Departure Warning*, Front and Rear Parking Sensors*
- Automatic Dual Zone Climate Control with Pollen Filter
- Auto Headlamps and Windscreen Wipers
- Power Opening Panoramic Roof with One Touch Shade
- Privacy Glass
Premium by name, premium by nature. This version adds a different level of connectivity to the SUV game.
- NissanConnect EVO Touchscreen Navigation and Entertainment System
- Shark Fin Antenna
- Intelligent Around View Monitor (360° Colour Camera) with Moving Object Detection
A bit of extra style and convenience goes a long way these days, just take this N-Connecta as a prime example.
- 18" Alloy Wheels
- Roof Rails
- Hands-Free Automatic Opening Power Tailgate
- Intelligent Key and Start Push Button
Luxury comes in many different forms, the Tekna model happens to be one of them.
- 19" Alloy Wheels
- Safety Shield +: High Beam Assist (HBA)*, Intelligent Driver Alertness*, Intelligent Park Assist*, Blind Spot Warning* and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert*
- 8 Bose® Speakers: 2 Tweeters, 4 High and Medium Frequency Door Speakers*
- LED Headlamps + Adaptive Front Light System (AFS)
- Front and Rear Heated Graphite Leather Seats
Test Drive the Nissan X-Trail
There can be no denying the pedigree of the X-Trail. It has seemingly stayed loyal to its origins by offering four-wheel drive and a rugged attitude. The addition of the latest safety technology and engines only enhance the charm of the X-Trail, making it a worthy consideration if you're in the market for a large seven-seat SUV.
If you wish to explore the X-Trail for yourself, then please contact your closest Evans Halshaw Nissan retailer today to arrange a viewing.