22 March, 2013 : Nissan X-Trail , while being an excellent product, has not been able to fare quite as well as it has at the global level. Therefore, Nissan India has decided to phase out the X-Trail and will instead introduce 3 new SUVs into the market. Of these 3 SUVs, we already know the upcoming Nissan version of the Duster, where the front fascia is expected to be similar to that of the X-Trail. The Nissan Duster is expected to carry a 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine and a 1.6-litre petrol engine. The second SUV will be a replacement of the X-Trail and will possibly be a 7-seater crossover with better styling to improve its sales. Lastly, we expect a B-segment compact SUV for which there have been no details so far.
The Japan based auto major, Nissan Motors has presented some of the formidable vehicles in the past. The company had introduced one of its highly rated SUV, Nissan X-Trail. This SUV was being imported as a completely built-up unit, but now they have a marvelous fleet of cars in their stable, which are manufactured locally as well. The company has a manufacturing facility situated near Chennai, which has the capacity to produce close to 2 lakh vehicles every year. The same crossover has now been refreshed adding lot of new features, and making to it more upmarket. The new Nissan X-Trail has received quite a lot of updates at its exteriors, new features are added as well as its off-road capabilities have been enhanced. The styling has been done in a way to build the vehicle with robust appeal of an usual SUV, yet it has been made with modern design characteristics. The appearance is more dynamic now and the company has basically worked upon the rugged look of previous generation model. The model is sculptured with more prominent lines, elegant curves and wheel arches are placed at a greater heights, which adds to the muscular appeal of the SUV. Overall structure is aerodynamic and very impressive. There are quite a few aspects such as powerful bi-Xenon head lights, fog lamps, intermittent wipers, full length panoramic roof and many other such features, which makes this compact SUV look elegant and masculine. The insides have been done up luxuriantly and has a lot of practical aspects in it. The seating arrangement gives ample leg room along with apt head and shoulder space to all the occupants. The seats are covered with premium upholstery that adds to the stylishness of this SUV. There is a powerful air conditioning system, which cools the entire cabin within no time and it also has rear AC vents as well. The sophisticated audio system augments the in-cabin ambiance and makes the driving experience pleasurable for the passengers. The seating arrangement is flexible for seven passengers, and there's enough of luggage area.
The new model is powered by two turbo diesel engine options- 2.0-liter DCi and 1.6-liter. As per transmission details are concerned, the engine is combined with six- speed manual gearbox, while the new model also gets Nissan's X-Tronic auto transmission. Apart from this performance packed engine, the company has also integrated this compact SUV with quite a number of utility based comfort features, which will certainly entice the customers. Some of these include a proficient automatic air conditioner unit with air filter and rear AC vents, an advanced 2-DIN music system with Radio FM, a CD/MP3 player with 6 speakers and other input options, a double folding reclining rear seat for bringing in more luggage, a power steering covered in leather, a luggage compartment floor tray, premium leather upholstery, an electric tilt slide sun roof, cruise control for a better driving experience, keyless entry with an automatic door lock system and many more such features. This SUV has also been incorporated with several safety and protective features, which ensure proper security of the passengers as well as the vehicle. These include driver and front co-passenger front and side airbags for enhanced protection, ABS along with EBD and brake assistant, an electronic stability program and quite a number of other such enhanced features as well. The company has also equipped this compact SUV with a robust braking system along with a sturdy suspension mechanism as well, which helps in giving the occupants a trouble free and memorable driving experience. All these put together makes the vehicle, one of the most admired and dependable vehicles in the Indian car market. The next generation SUV also bounds Active Ride Control and Active Engine Brake, which further provides better safety. The former one is used to monitor the unevenness of the roads which usually hampers the aerodynamic motion of the car, while the later one controls the braking force and engine power in case of cornering, also while decelerating the vehicle. There's also another feature called Active Trace Control which operates via on board sensors to keep a check on steering angle, braking effort, speed and throttle opening. The new SUV also receives the benefits from newly added features like Advance Hill Descent control and Uphill start support.
The company has fitted this compact Nissan X-Trail with a 2.0-litre, dual overhead cam shaft based diesel engine, which also has 4 in-line cylinders. The performance packed engine can displace 1995cc and is acclaimed for generating a healthy mileage. The company went through making the engine more quieter than before, thus that stimulates the overall performance of the engine. The company claims that the manual transmission variants of this Nissan X-Trail SUV has the ability to generate a mileage between 11 to 14 kmpl, when driven under standard conditions, which is quite reasonable. On the other hand, the automatic transmission trim can produce a mileage in the range of 10 to 13 kmpl, which does not make a very big difference from its manual variants. This engine is compliant with all the stringent norms of Bharat Stage – IV and gives out lesser emissions. The company has downsized the engine such that it delivers powerful performance as in case of heavy engines, yet it acts like smaller engine in terms of fuel economy and carbon emissions.
The 2.0-litre CRDI (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system based diesel engine is rather powerful for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This engine has the ability to displace 1995cc and has been equipped with a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) for generating pertinent power and torque output. This power packed diesel mill has the ability to generate 147.60bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a pounding maximum torque of 320Nm at 2000rpm, which is quite impressive. Apart from this, the vehicle is also expected with 1.6-liter engine. The new Nissan X-Trail has been equipped with powerful engine which certainly delivers massive power, while contrary acts in a way to be fuel efficient as well as emits lesser carbon. Such smartly tuned engine contributes to the better performance of the vehicle. It also adopts the latest ALL Mode 4x4 wheel drive that further adds to the performance of SUV.
The already being used diesel engine combined with the highly acclaimed CRDI (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system, which ensures incredible power and torque output. Moreover, the addition of 4x4 all-wheel drive further accentuates the driveability of the vehicle. The 2.0-liter diesel engine has the ability to displace 1995cc and has the ability to generate 147.60bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a pounding maximum torque of 320Nm at 2000rpm. The company claims that this influential dual overhead cam shaft based diesel engine has the ability to cross the 100 Kmph barrier from a standstill in just about 10.91 seconds , which is rather impressive. This compact SUV has the capacity to attain a top speed of 200 Kmph that is quite incredible and thrilling for the passengers.
Along with the stylish exteriors of this SUV, the company has also done up the insides of this SUV with lot of classiness and has equipped few top of the line features into it. The spacious interiors are based on the theatre style theme, that allows two extra seat to accommodate in-total seven passengers. The seating arrangement is extremely comfortable and gives all the five-seven occupants with spacious leg room to relax along with good head and shoulder space, so that they are quite comfortable even while on off-road ride. The interiors scheme is rich looking with high quality beige finish with a soft touch. The chrome work at several places is quite prominent and piano black finishes, certainly lifts up the ambiance inside the vehicle. The company has designed the luggage compartment very efficiently, which is possible with the flexible seats that can create more space if required. Apart from all these features, the new Nissan-X-Trail has been designed as one of the most advanced SUV, which is facilitated with the company's high-end NissanConnect in-car navigation, entertainment system and information. The manufacturers have put int their efforts to make this SUV high on practicality aspect and make it easy for the driver. With the new NissanConnect package, the crossover provides smartphone connectivity to stay in constant touch with the outside world, also provides several apps like social networking and entertainment apps. Every information is displayed on the 7-inch color touch screen mounted over the dash. It also gets a leather wrapped steering wheel, a luggage floor tray to properly manage the luggage, a proficient air conditioning unit with heater and automatic climate control that cools the massive cabin within no time and also has rear air conditioner vents for added comfort to the rear passengers. This compact SUV also has a sophisticated music system, which has a Radio FM, an integrated MP3/CD player , a six CD changer that also has MP3 compatibility along with a remote control and 4 speakers for the base variant, while the other two high end variants get six speakers for enhanced in-cabin ambience. The seats of the base variant trim in this model line up has been covered with premium fabric upholstery, while the other two variants get high quality leather upholstery that adds to the modishness of this impressive vehicle. The driver seat can be electronically adjusted in accordance with the requirement of the driver, while it also has a two stage heating operation for added comfort for the driver while on longer distance drives. Other significant features include, a sunglass holder, cruise control that adds to the convenience of the driver, a keyless entry system with an automatic door lock, which adds to the safety quotient of this SUV.
The SUV has been made with a facility to easily accommodate five-seven passengers, also provides ample of headroom, legroom and elbowroom to every occupant. With the wheelbase of 2630mm, it certainly assures lot of space inside the vehicle. The smartly done spacing even allows a comfortable off-road ride with this new crossover. The luggage area has also been enhanced in order to provide facility carry more luggage or items while going on longer trips.
The X-Trail SUV gets two diesel engines - a 2.0-litre CRDI engine and a 1.6-litre engine. The engine is capable of developing an impressive 147.60bhp of power and 320Nm of top torque. It is also available with the latest ALL Mode 4x4 wheel drive. It is available in both manual and automatic version.
The new X-Trail sports some of the high-end features comprising of NissanConnect in-car navigation, latest entertainment system and information device. The NissanConnect package includes several features which serve the practical aspect of the vehicle like smartphone connectivity to ensure a constant touch of the driver to the outside environment, social networking apps and music apps. This compact SUV also has a sophisticated music system, which has a Radio FM, an integrated MP3/CD player, a six CD changer that also has MP3 compatibility along with a remote control and 4 speakers for the base variant, while the other two high end variants get six speakers for enhanced in-cabin ambiance. Apart from these, this audio system also has other input options such as a auxiliary port and a USB interface as well.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The pronounced and astutely carved out wheel arches have been fitted with a classy set of alloy wheels of 19 inches that have tubeless tyres which are sturdy and provides a firm grip of the ground. The tyres are made with enough strength that compliments the off-road ride. The company has also given a full size spare wheel, which is affixed below the luggage compartment and is a common feature across all the variants in the Nissan X-Trail model line up.
The company has also equipped this compact SUV with a robust braking system along with a sturdy suspension mechanism as well , which helps in giving the occupants a trouble free and memorable driving experience. The front axle of this Nissan X-Trail have been fitted with an independent strut type of a suspension mechanism, while the rear axle gets a multi link type of a mechanism. On the other hand, the front and rear wheels of this compact SUV is equipped with a set of ventilated discs for efficient braking on any terrain. Apart from all these the company has also equipped this Nissan X-Trail SUV with an ABS and EBD along with brake assist to further augment the braking system of this vehicle. Also gets Uphill Start Support and Advance Hill Descent Control with the new model.
The list of these important and very crucial features includes a highly developed anti lock braking system with an electronic brake force distribution system along with brake assist. Then this SUV also has driver and front co-passenger front, side and curtain air bags for enhanced protection. Then this SUV also has a sophisticated ESP (electronic stability program) as well and then there is a selection knob for 2-wheel drive/ 4-wheel drive/auto mode and also a intelligent 4x4 system as well. Moreover, the crossover gets Active Ride Control and Active Engine Brake. The former one is functioned to keep a check over the pitch of the vehicle, while the later is used to monitor speed and braking force applied when face with situation like cornering.
Nissan X-Trail Pros :
Spacious and powerful
Nissan X-Trail Cons :
Mileage could be better
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