The Nissan X-Trail has been a part of the Japanese automaker’s lineup for many years and has always provided that perfect balance between a compact and full-size SUV. In the UK, there are only three trim levels available, the Acenta (base), Limited Edition Platinum and Tekna. Or at least that was true until now…
Nissan has just announced that it is adding a third trim level to the X-Trail lineup that will sit between the Acenta and Tekna, giving the X-Trail the ability to better compete in the SUV realm. The oddly name n-tec+ trim level gives X-Trail buyers a happy medium between the two models, by offering up some additional high-end features not found on the base model.
So what does this trim level bring to the table that you already cannot get in the existing lineup?
Click past the jump to read our full review on the 2013 Nissa X-Trail n-tec+ to find out. Full story
Nissan has announced the special edition X-Trail Platinum for the British market. It will be limited to only 200 units and will be priced at £29,180 ($45,700 at the current exchange rates) for the manual and £30,560 ($47,900) for the automatic version. The car is now available for orders.
The new X-Trail Platinum Edition will be distinguished by protection and style for both front and rear, with the fitment of additional protection plates located below the bumpers. The SUV has also received numerous chrome protections on the side steps and the door protection mouldings.
For the interior, Nissan is offering leather upholstery and electrically-adjustable and heated front seats. Of course, the list of standard technologies has also been enriched; the models get a sophisticated new touch screen communication unit features satellite navigation, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, and a reversing camera, with the image transmitted onto a small screen incorporated into the rear view mirror.
The Nissan X-Trail Platinum Edition can be ordered with a 2.0dCi diesel engine and a choice of either manual or automatic transmissions.
Today, Nissan unveiled the first details on their facelift version for the X-Trail SUV. In Japan the new model will go on sale on July 16th, with prices ranging from 2,239,650 yen to 3,139,500 yen.
The 2011 X-Trail comes with a redesigned front grille, front bumper, and headlights. These new features allow the front of the X-Trail to look a bit more bulky yet with a nice rounded finish that was absent in the previous model. On the interior Nissan added large-size meters for better driver visibility, a vehicle information display system, and a glove compartment with heat-retention and refrigerator functions.
A new addition to the line-up is the new X-TRAIL 20GT model. It features a new 2-liter "M9R" Clean Diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission (with manual shift mode).
A new system available in the 4WD models is the Advanced Hill Descent Control system. This system enables the driver to set his or her desired driving speed within the range from 4km/h to 15km/h, depending on the degree of hill grade.
Press release after the jump. Full story
It seems there is new and special star among the performers- Porsche 911 Carrera, Corvette ZR1, Renault Megane R26.R on the Nurburgring circuit. For the first time to make a record in the famous race, the Nissan’s X-Trail FCV finished the 20.8km course in 11.58 minutes. The X-Trail Fuel Cell Vehicle, the fastest car of its type, gets power by own produced electricity onboard, in a hydrogen fuel cell stack. The car can reach 150km/h and has a range of 500 km, the maximum output being 120PS and a torque of 280Nm.
“I was very surprised at just how comfortable it is to drive a fuel cell car. You get in, turn the key and off you go, just like with a normal car. Although some of the uphill sections were challenging, the speed was still very impressive.” said Frank Eickholt, member of the Nissan 24 Hours Nürburgring race team.
Nisssan will launch a special version of the 150PS 2.0dCi X-TRAIL known as ‘ARCTIX Sports Adventure’ providing additional specifications and automatic transmission for a price close to the standard manual version.
Nissan Motor Co.’s brand new X-TRAIL SUV was awarded four stars out of a maximum five for adult, as well as child, occupant protection by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
Diesel engines are getting bigger in japan too. Nissan is ready to unveil a diesel version of the X-Trail on the Japanese market in the fall of 2008.
Owners liked the original X-TRAIL. So, nissan listened to them to understand how the all new X-TRAIL could build on the success of the original. That’s why the all-new X-TRAIL has a familiar look and similarly broad range of abilities. But is better and with added "X-TRAILness".
At a glance
All-new chassis and body design Four engine choices, including: Two new powerful DPF-equipped diesels, with.....automatic diesel option for the first time Genuine (...) > Full story
Nissan delivered to Kanagawa Toshi Kotsu Ltd. the latest version X-TRAIL fuel-cell vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells to be used as part of their chauffer-driven hired-car fleet. This is the first time that a fuel-cell vehicle has been made available for hired-car services, providing consumers with the opportunity to experience the performance and benefits of advanced clean technology.
Each X-TRAIL FCV employs an original Nissan fuel-cell stack and compact li-ion (...) > Full story
Nissan will unveil the next generation X-Trail crossover SUV at the coming Geneva Motor Show in March. The next X-Trail will be built on the same C-platofrm as the small Rogue and will compete with Honda CR-V and Toyota
RAV4. It won’t be available in USA.
The X-Trail will feature front-drive/selectable all-wheel drive, plus a new-tech 2.0-liter gas four cylinder (MR20DE is a hot tip). A bigger gas 2.5-liter may also be added. An oil burning 2.2 TDi will also be inthe cards for (...) > Full story