Nissan X – Trail Review
Mid-size crossover, Nissan X-Trail is as open to adventure as a tourer. Designed and developed by the Japanese automaker Nissan, initially this car was launched in the year 2010. This crossover is just not about the good looks, with its class-leading technologies and superior dynamics outcomes will surely keep you smiling during the journey. Image and innovation are considered as the X-Trail’s territory, enabling the car to exude its confidence. Sharing much of its designing elements with its sibling Nissan Qashqai , the new X-trail is the perfect car to take you on long drives with relaxation.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
When it comes to its power and performance, the new Nissan X-Trail offers a good choice of petrol engines comprising the capacity of 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre. The variants packed with 2.5 litre engine churns out maximum power output of 171 PS at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 233 Nm at 4000 rpm. Whereas, the 2.0 litre engine gives out the maximum power output of 144 PS at 6000 rpm, with 200 Nm of maximum torque at 4400 rpm. This compact crossover is equipped with all mode 4x4-i technology which enable you to choose and adapt any kind of road. Coupled with Xtronic CVT transmission, makes this vehicle to deliver acceleration figure of 8.2 seconds breaching 0-100 kmph speed mark. The top speed of the vehicle is 190 kmph. Talking about its fuel economy figures, engine offers the mileage of 12.2 kmpl, in combined driving cycle which is pretty decent.
The new Nissan X-Trail is designed to fit with every lifestyle. Its curvaceous yet aggressive design stands out from the crowd. Comprising a sturdy, exuberant and energetic portrait, this compact crossover is capable than ever. Emphasizing its layout with some striking features such as chrome-finish highlights, muscular arches, sweeping character lines and the boomerang shaped tail lamps. Plenty of space is provided inside the cabin of new X-Trail, all credit goes to its well-proportioned body measured as 4630 mm x 1820 mm x 1695 mm (L x W x H) along with the wheelbase of 2706 mm. Its minimum ground clearance stands at 210 mm. The anchored 17 inch alloy wheels, 225/65 R17 tyre size complements the complete design of this car.
Nissan X-Trail proposes finely crafted cockpit which make you enjoy every bit of your ride in a comfortable cabin integrated with number of controls. The appointed leather covered upholstery and spacious room makes this car perfect companion when you need to transport the team or extra friends of yours. Accentuating the elegance of the car inside, this comes fitted with power panoramic moonroof and LED interior lightning with metallic accent. Heated and cooled cupholders allow you to keep your drink under optimal temperature. Expanding the boot area folding 2nd and 3rd row seats, it makes the count of 1980 litres in total from standard 1112 litres. Besides that, this crossover has got premium entertainment system featuring 5-inch display screen, CD, radio tuner, MP3 player. Also, it comprises AUX-in, USB port, Bluetooth and Ipod connectivity. The equipped high quality speakers creates exquisite environment for the occupants.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Nissan X-Trail offers an array of comprehensive safety aspects including auditory and visual warnings, active airbags system for driver and other passengers, all-wheel ventilated disc brakes and independent strut front suspension with rear multi-link axle. The equipped vehicle dynamic control and Traction control system keeps the vehicle in control, not enabling it move off-track. Blind Spot warning notify the driver for cross traffic and about the appearing objects running parallel on roads. It comes fitted with four cameras are set around the car giving clear image of the rear traffic so that you can park the vehicle easily in confined space. Other safety aspects lauded in this car includes lane departure warning, brake assist, ABS with EBD, moving object detection, hill-descent control etc.
Nissan X-Trail is a confident mid-size crossover which looks identical to its predecessors but comprises improvised performance in power-train, interior features packed-in and handling features.