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 available Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna. The Acenta has delightful powered panoramic sunroof alongside 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. N-Connecta trim adds a 7 inch Touchscreen Navigation and Entertainment System including Intelligent Around View Monitor* (360° Colour Camera) you also get 18” alloy wheels , Safety Pack (High Beam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Forward Emergency Brake with Pedestrian Recognition and Lane Departure Warning), a shark fin antena, roof rails, intelligent key with start push button and a power tailgate. Tekna trim adds 19 inch alloys, LED headlamps, Leather seats (heated front and rear Electrically adjusted front) and Safety Shield Plus (Park Assist,  Rear Cross-Traffic,  Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection)

 

Three engines are available for the X-Trail the Renault/Nissan collaborative 1.6 litre diesel with 130bhp, 2.0 litre diesel with 175 bhp 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. The 2.0 litre diesel with 175 bhp avaialble as a 4wd manual or 2 or 4wd automatic, sadly the Automatic is still a CVT and despite the extra grunt (0-62 9.4 seconds) the tow weight for the manual car has the same towing capacity (200kg) as the 1.6 diesel and the economy drops to 50.4 mpg. The CVT 2.0 litre Auto can tow 1650kg, up from 1500kg for the 1.6 diesel. To add 7 seats costs £250 – £400 extra to the 5 seat version. Only the Diesel engine is avaialble 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

 Summer Best Buy –  Nissan X-Trail 1.6 (130 bhp) Diesel N-Connecta (Manual)  5 seats  –  £1449 Advance Payment (£369 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1999 (£919 wpms) as Tekna

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 (130 bhp) Diesel N-Connecta  (Automatic)5 seats –  £2449 Advance Payment (£1369 wpms)