Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail 2014 motability car frontThe all new Nissan X-Trail motability car is more a replacement for the Qashqai+2 than the bulldozing charm of the outgoing model, think of a beefed-up Qashqai and you’ll be bang on.  The X-Trail is a slick people mover and as such is available in front wheel drive with the option to add intelligent all wheel drive, combine this with the ability to add a third row of seats (only for adults on short journeys) you are more likely to see the new X-Trail outside a school than in a field alongside a twin axle caravan. Space and Comfort are excellent for all passengers in the first two rows, the second row of seats can slide and recline independently and boot space is 550 litres compared to 410 for the Qashqai. Competition is in the form of the Honda CR-V, the Ford Kuga and the only other seven seat SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander.

 

 

Nissan X-Trail 2014 motability car interior

The X-Trail is available in two trim levels to Mobility customers, the Acenta and N-Vision. The Acenta has 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and aux-in connectivity, air-conditioning and heated door mirrors as standard, tinted windows, glass sunroof, dual-zone climate control, an electric sunroof, auto lights and wipers and front and rear parking sensors. The Smart Vision Pack (SVP) adds Lane Departure Warning, Forward Emergency Braking and Traffic Sign Recognition. The N-Vision has a 7 inch touch screen with NissanConnect sat nav with smart phone integration, 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, DAB digital radio, roof rails and a powered tailgate. It also comes with Nissan’s Around View Monitor system that uses cameras to give a 360-degree view around the car to help with parking.

 

Nissan X-Trail 2014 motability car seven seatsThree engines are available for the X-Trail the Renault/Nissan collaborative 1.6 litre diesel with 130bhp, a new 2.0 litre diesel with 177bhp and 1.6 litre petrol offering 161bhp. The small diesel is the pick despite being only 1.6 litres it offers a surprising amount of punch and more importantly economy, claimed 57.8 miles per gallon. 0-62 miles per hour is achieved in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 117 miles per hour. An automatic CVT gearbox (dubbed X-Tronic) is available as an option on the front-wheel-drive models, and does a good job of making the X-Trail easy-going to drive. The large diesel is perfect for caravan owners as it offers masses of low down power 380Nm of torque – 60Nm up from the 1.6 diesel, 0-60 is an impressive 9.4 seconds and economy is a claimed 48.7 mpg as a 4 wheel drive manual car. The 1.6 litre petrol can match the 0-62 time of the 1.6 diesel at 10.5 seconds and offers an astounding economy figure of 55.4 miles per gallon on 17″ wheels but this drops to 45.6 with the 19″ rims.

Five Seat X-Trail

First deliveries of the X-Trail will start from July 17 – See more at: http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/nissan-x-trail-cost-22995/1292542?HAYILC=RELATED#sthash.vvEKQzoN.dpuf

Summer Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (130bhp) diesel Acenta SVP (Manual)  5 seats  –  £649 Advance Payment (£63.62 wpms) or £1399 (£345 wpms) as Xtronic Auto

First deliveries of the X-Trail will start from July 17 – See more at: http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/nissan-x-trail-cost-22995/1292542?HAYILC=RELATED#sthash.vvEKQzoN.dpuf

Summer Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 2.0 (177bhp) Diesel Acenta + SVP (Xtronic Auto) 5 seats 2WD –  £2399 Advance Payment (£1345 wpms)

Seven Seat X-Trail

 Summer Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (161bhp) petrol Acenta SVP (Manual) 7 seats  –  £849 Advance Payment (£64.70 + £23)

 Summer Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (130bhp) diesel Acenta SVP (Manual) 7 seats  –  £799 Advance Payment (£64.62 wpms)

 Summer Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (130bhp) diesel Acenta (Xtronic Auto) 7 seats  –  £1499 Advance Payment (£445 wpms)