Before Nissan X-Trail had a very serious look. But now, we can feel the changes deep inside our bones. This newly X-Trail is more like its siblings, Nissan Qashqai. It is clear both share the same platform, but X-Trail has higher ground clearance and also is longer than Qashqai. Though this one is one of the best SUVs, today’s market is very critical, other competitor are doing better in some fields. Let’s have a survey on this Nissan Off-Roader.
This X-Trail is offered just with a face lift. one of them is the new front-end, which contains the Nissan’s V-motion’ grille. Also, the new LED headlights on the more expensive models of X-Trail is one of the other upgrades. The re-designed read-end with interior thicker steering-wheel and nicer-feeling materials, are other new thing on the X-trail. This company hasn’t forgot the best technologies to. this SUV will have ProPilot autonomous driving tech that controls the “steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising “next year. the rear cross-traffic alert and upgraded autonomous emergency braking are other facilities on this vehicle. Despite of all these new efforts, Nissan thought this vehicle has the suitable engine. So, it remained untouched. Still a 1.6-litre dCi diesel and 161bhp 1.6-litre DIG-T petrol with 130 hp output and 2.0-litre dCi with 177 hp output. The two- or four-wheel drive and six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmissions are also available.
On the whole, this new Nissan X-Trial, kept its soul. It has still the same feeling as before. This could be a perfect SUV for families. The suspension system does its duty perfect, without any unnecessary shocks, and enough comfort on worst roads. Also, by adding the light off-roading even with just front-wheel drive, you can surf the beach ruts too. This vehicle uses special brake system which make the response sharper. Also, when its not required to have the 4WD, you can choose the 2WD option. On this mode, tyres will be decented and judicious use of the throttle helps to scrabble up surprisingly steep, gravel slopes.
If the powertrain holds the 1.6-litre diesel engine, this X-trail won’t provide a fast acceleration. On the other hand, a 1.6 turbo petrol, although it can’t handle a big off-roader like this, but on short journeys it can be satisfying. The other option was 2.0-litre diesel. Want to try it? So, keep it in mind that can provide good torque when the payload is fairly light, but less refined than the equivalent engine from. As it’s a pure turbodiesel, don’t expect good drive under 2,000rpm, and noiseless engine above 3,000 RPM. But in the same time, this engine works very well between these points. Using the manual gearbox makes the engine more effective. Of course, you can have your automatic CVT too, but as you want to do something seriously with this big SUV, Manual is a better option.
Sitting inside a X-trail, don’t make you fill you are inside a small box, as it has high roofline and extra girth. It is also acceptable to judge unsuitable rear headroom. As the rear-seat passengers sits a bit in higher position than the front, but maybe a panoramic glass roof and better outside view, could help it. If you want just with extra money you can have your third-row seats too. And if you spend more, you can have more too, like fine layout-wise. by the way, the used materials are not still the bests. Contrary, you can have a perfect stereo sounds and an optional touchscreen with Google connectivity. But still the infotainment system needs really upgrade. It looks too old.
The start price tag for this Nissan is a bit more than $ 31,000. That’s actually for the smaller engines with 24.5 Kml fuel consumption. If you look for the dCi 177 you should spend a little more, maybe about $ 41,500. This one used 21.5 liter of fuel in every 100 kilometers. In England you have to pay a restrict annual tax, if you don’t use other options and it wont costs higher than £40,000. Although Nissan is always Nissan, but in just a short time you may feel why I spent my money on this! So, stay sharp and use the X-Trial options.
You are completely free to choose what you want, but keep these hints always in mind. Nissan X Trail is a big SUV which can handle seven passengers, and has a strong towing, and also does some off-roading, but still need better materials and in age interior look. Meanwhile, it overcomes its duties with an old diesel engine (Okey it’s not that old, just not upgraded!). And more importantly, it is surrounded with strong competitors too.