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What's new about the new Nissan X-TRAIL?

The spirit of adventure…

Fresh ideas and technologies inspired the Nissan brand to launch its new X-Trail crossover last month (November 2017), with a number of interior and exterior upgrades, including new safety features.

What looks different? 

On the outside, smooth flowing lines enhanced by chrome trim give the new X-TRAIL a more refined and modern look, while its new V-signature grille will now be seen across the range. The front also features integrated fog lamps while the back incorporates boomerang-shaped LED taillights and a new rear bumper. Overall, its exterior is sportier, and exudes the X-TRAIL’s sense of adventure.

This sporty and adventurous styling continues inside, with new black leather trim and a D-shaped/flat-bottomed steering wheel. Soft quality leather upholstery and LED ambient lighting give its cabin a real sense of premium styling and refinement. You’re surrounded by soft-to-touch surfaces, such as padded arm rests on the doors and centre console, which really takes comfort to another level.

The X-TRAILS extended wheelbase means that legroom is ample – in the rear it probably has the most legroom I’ve ever noticed in a crossover of this class, and it also now comes with the option of seven seats!

Technically advanced 

Nissan has also added some important safety technologies and updates right across the range. Included in these is Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility (NIM) for the top-of-the-range X-Trail derivatives. NIM highlights include blind spot detection, lane intervention, cross traffic alert and forward collision warning, to name a few, so drivers can now have further peace of mind when it comes to keeping safe on SA’s roads.

Driving 

On the new X-Trail, the ride is comfortable and handling is smooth.

The 1.6-litre DCI Tekna offers a power output of 96 kW and 320 N.m of torque. However, other derivatives include 2-litre and 2.5-litre models with a choice of either five or seven seats in 2WD or 4WD.

I have to agree with Nissan that the new X-Trail is perfect for those outdoorsy, adventurous families. The minute I got to experience it behind the wheel, I felt a real rush of excitement and sense of adventure. Driving through some beautifully scenic mountain passes and along South Africa’s east coast was exactly where the new X-Trail needs to be, with its quirky and sporty presence. Nissan’s done a good job at capturing the X-Trail’s sense of adventure. Having driven it on gravel and tar, I barely noticed much difference in terms of comfort and stability when on either terrain – it’s that comfy!

Pricing

The new Nissan X-Trail comes with Nissan’s class-leading 6-year/150,000km warranty, a 3-year/90,000km service plan and 24-hour roadside assist.

Service intervals are at 15,000km and the new X-Trail is priced as follows:

2.0 Visia                                 R 369 900

2.0 Visia 7s                             R 374 900

1.6 dci Visia 7s                        R 392 900

2.5 Acenta CVT 4WD                         R 425 900

2.5 Acenta CVT 4WD 7s            R 429 900

2.5 Acenta Plus CVT 4WD 7s     R 444 900

1.6 dci Tekna 4WD                   R 457 900

2.5 Tekna CVT 4WD 7s             R 469 900

The new Nissan X-Trail comes with Nissan’s class-leading 6-year/150,000km warranty, a 3-year/90,000km service plan and 24-hour roadside assist.

Service intervals are at 15,000km.

Source: Nissan South Africa

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