The Nissan X-Trail is a mid-size SUV manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer Nissan launched first in 2010. One of the striking features about the X-Trail is an electronic switch that is employed with 4X4 transmission transfer case which lets the driver to choose between 2WD and 4WD which is one of the impeccable features of this vehicle. Sharing much of its designing aspects with Nissan Qashqai only to be fitted with more elegant curves, a better fuel economy and 7 seat accommodation, Nissan X-Trail is truly a next generation C-segment compact SUV and more.
Engine, mileage & variants
Underneath the hood, Nissan X-Trail is bundled with amazing power figures, especially for a crossover. This mid-size SUV comes with two petrol engine variants such as 2.5L 4WD and 2.0L 2WD. The 2.5-litre 4WD petrol engine variant delivers the maximum power of 171 PS at 6000 rpm, with the highest torque measuring a decent 233 Nm at 4000 rpm, whereas the entry level 2.0-litre 2WD engine produces 144 PS at 6000 rpm, along with the peak torque of about 200 Nm at 4400 rpm. Coming to fuel economy figures aspect of Nissan X-Trail, the engine variants, 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre offer a decent mileage output of 7.1 L/100km and 8.3 L/100km respectively. When it comes to the performance aspect of Nissan X-Trail it reaches 0-100 km/hr from a halt in 184 km/hr and reaches 0-100 kmph in 11.1 seconds, the figures improve slightly for the 2.5-litre variant.
Sleek, exuberant and energetic, this aerodynamic crossover with impeccable body lines is truly a style statement on the roads. Bundled with stylish V-motion strut grille and boomerang-shape LED headlamps flows with sculpted muscular fenders Nissan X-Trail is bound to create a distinctive impression on everyone. Adding visual emphasis to the bold design, the premium chrome lining and employed roof rail accentuates the overall appeal of the vehicle. This latest Nissan X-trail offers plenty of space, even for a dedicated 7-seater all credits to its specific dimensions which measure 4640mm x 1820 mm x 1715 mm. The wheelbase of Nissan X-Trail measures 2705 mm. The anchored 17-inch alloy wheels, 225/65 R17 tyre size completes the overall looks of this crossover. Further, its durable and stylish door handles creating stylish appeal and LED wing mirrors with side mirrors provides a clear indicator while overtaking.
The all-new X-trail is provided with finely crafted cockpit which blends remarkable styling with innovative technology. Accentuating the elegant feel, the flowing horizontal lines from instrument panel to door trim, black colored centre console, plus leather covered steering wheel and shift knobs gives everything you desire for. Also, it has high quality infotainment system (Comprises 5-inch display with FM/AM/CD/MP3, Aux-in, USB connectivity and 6 speakers), dual zone auto climate controls with rear vents, advance drive assist display (full color) and intelligent key with push start ignition takes this SUV to a next level. Further, this amazing car comes with 550-litres (third row folded) of boot space which can also be extended to 1520 liters (second and third row folded). With a limited amount of wheelbase, the third row seats may feel a bit constrained with a small amount of legroom even for the short passengers.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
For safety and reliability, the new Nissan X-Trail offers comprehensive range of safety aspects including airbag system (driver and passenger), VDC with TCS for vehicle’s stability, ABS with EBD and BA, HSA, and Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) regulates power to the wheel with the best traction. Also, the all-new X-Trail is fitted with four cameras to give you a complete panoramic view of everything. To enhance the braking system, this SUV is equipped with ventilated discs brakes for both front and rear. And, for firm handling, both of the variants offer McPherson Strut independent with stabilizer at front and multi link independent with stabilizer at rear.
Overall, Nissan X-Trail is a rather beautiful, utility, habitable and performance packed SUV and that makes up for the positives of this crossover, however the less of originality in designing and complimented driving controls are a set-fall for the drive.