Nissan X-Trail

The new updated Nissan X-Trail motability car sees subtle design changes; a wider grille, plus a revised front apron with gloss black inserts and new rectangular fog lamps and the headlight clusters have been revised ever so slightly. Changes around the back are even harder to pick out, but there’s a new chrome strip in the rear bumper, and the taillights have been upgraded to full LED units. In the cabin, Nissan has fitted a new steering wheel with redesigned multifunction buttons. The X-Trail remains a capable SUV and perfect for those that have ‘outgrown’ or want a larger version of the  Nissan Qashqai.  The X-Trail has the ability to add a third row of seats (only for adults on very short journeys) but as it’s only available to Mobility customers in 2 wheel drive with a 1.6 litre engine so it’s likely to be seen outside a school than in a field alongside a twin axle caravan. 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.

 

The X-Trail is only available to Mobility customers in Acenta trim which has a delightful powered panoramic sunroof along side such delights as 17-inch alloy wheels, Cruise control, Automatic wipers and headlights, dual zone climate control, rear privacy glass, front fog lights and leather wrapped gearknob and steering wheel, Driver lumbar support, DAB radio and bluetooth connectivity.  Also as standard comes the Smart Vision Pack (SVP) which adds Lane Departure Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition and front and rear parking sensors. There is also a single car with the SVTP, the T being ‘Tech’ which adds a built in Sat Nav.

 

Two engines are available for the X-Trail the Renault/Nissan collaborative 1.6 litre diesel with 130bhp and a 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, and does a good job of making the X-Trail an easy-going drive. 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.

These are the only X-Trail available this quarter:

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

Autumn Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (161 bhp) Petrol or 1.6 (130 bhp) Diesel Acenta SVP (Manual)  5 seats  –  £899 Advance Payment (£64.80 +£90 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (161 bhp) Petrol SVP (Manual)  7 seats  –  £1199 Advance Payment (£146 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (161 bhp) Petrol SVTP (Manual)  Sat Nav  –  £1199 Advance Payment (£146 wpms)

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

Autumn Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (130 bhp) Diesel SVP   Automatic  –  £1799 Advance Payment (£746 wpms)