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ALL-NEW NISSAN X-TRAIL REVEALED

| 11/09/2013 | 0 Comments

Muscular, modern and packed with technology, the new Nissan X-Trail has made its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Nissan_X-Trail_9The US version, called the Nissan Rogue, made its world debut today also. As a high-volume global growth product built on the new jointly-developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture, it is projected to be available in 190 countries around the world. It will be built at nine different manufacturing sites around the world with worldwide sales starting in July 2014. Globally, its predecessor was one of the company’s biggest selling vehicles and the new version is expected to make a significant contribution to Nissan Power 88, the company’s mid-term business plan covering fiscal years 2011-2016.

Nissan_X-Trail_10Sculptured muscular lines create a distinctive silhouette framed by elegant curves and high wheel arches and feature a number of Nissan signature cues such as the ‘boomerang’ rear lights, structured headlights with LED daytime running lamps and the characteristic D-pillar shape. LED headlights – for both high and low beams – are standard on high grade models while 19-inch alloy wheels also give new X-Trail an imposing look.

Nissan_X-Trail_4Inside, premium features include chrome, geometric metallic and piano black finishes. Options include a sophisticated cloth fabric covering plus a full leather offering with contrasting stitch accents. The spacious interior has theatre-style seating and the option of two extra seats to make room for seven inside. The middle row seats recline and slide while, where fitted, the third row folds forward to increase luggage space.

Nissan_X-Trail_6Smart and innovative double load floor provides flexible storage options. The cargo area can be portioned into upper and lower areas in a simple single-handed move. In its top most position, the board can hold up to 10 kilograms of luggage, or 75 kilograms in its lower position. In addition, access to the luggage area has also been made as easy as possible with remote operation of the power tailgate.

Nissan_X-Trail_5New X-Trail is the first model to benefit from the latest generation NissanConnect in-car navigation, information and entertainment system. Drivers will also benefit from a comprehensive suite of assistance features that make up the X-Trail’s Nissan Safety Shield system.

Nissan_X-Trail_3New X-Trail adopts Nissan’s advanced electronic four-wheel drive system, ALL MODE 4x4i. Controlled via a rotary switch on the centre console, it offers a choice between two-wheel drive, Auto mode or Lock offering permanent four-wheel drive.

Nissan_X-Trail_1Four electronic systems have been designed to make life with X-Trail more comfortable and even safer: two are world firsts and a third is currently found on the premium Infiniti M. The two world firsts are Active Ride Control and Active Engine Brake. The first one monitors the road surface to detect undulations which could potentially upset the pitch of the car body and alters the damping to compensate. Active Engine Brake, meanwhile, harnesses the power and controllability of the Xtronic transmission to add a degree of engine braking while cornering or when decelerating to a standstill.

Nissan_X-Trail_2The third system, pioneered in the premium segment, is Active Trace Control. By using on board sensors to monitor speed, steering angle, throttle opening and braking effort, Active Trace Control brakes wheels individually, as required, to reduce understeer and help the driver steer a safer path through bends: it is particularly effective on slippery, wet roads. At the fourth, new X-Trail benefits from Uphill Start Support and Advance Hill Descent Control.

Nissan_X-Trail_11Engineering innovation will also allowed new X-Trail to lead its class in terms of engine efficiency thanks to downsizing. By reducing power sapping friction in its drivetrains, new X-Trail provides excellent performance from the latest generation of downsized engines, providing the pace of a bigger powerplant with the economy and emissions of a smaller one. Further details of new X-Trail engine and model line-up will be released closer to the car’s on sale date in Europe next year.

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