The All-New 2014 Nissan X-Trail
The All-New 2014 Nissan X-Trail has certainly arrived, this third-generation mid-size SUV has gone down an even further family-friendly path, with a stylish new exterior offering a more conventional and more flexible cabin that now brings the availability of a 7 seats for the first time.
As before, the X-Trail line up will be split into ST, ST-L and Ti trim levels and each will continue to be available in either a 4x2 or 4x4. The highly anticipated 7 seat layout will be available in either ST or ST-L grades but limited to the 4x2 variant only.
The 7 seat option with EZ FlexTM seating for the slightly bigger family will be just what you’re looking for, with theatre style seating, ensures everyone has a seat with a view. The five-seat models will feature Nissan’s very clever Divide ’N’ Hide Storage System encompassing the modern day family needs.
ST models will come equipped with cruise control, air conditioning, a 5-inch multimedia screen with reversing camera, Bluetooth phone and audio via the NissanConnect system, proximity keys, and 17 inch alloy wheels.
The ST-L will add leather-accented trim, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, the multi-camera Around View monitor system (A must have if you find parking difficult) with a 7-inch multimedia screen, satellite navigation, digital radio, privacy glass, roof rails, and front fog lights.
The top-tier Ti adds a sensor-activated power tailgate, blind-spot, moving object detection and lane departure driver alerts, powered sunroof, auto wipers and headlights, LED headlights and 18 inch alloys.
All variants are equipped with six airbags while a reverse camera is standard on base ST models and a 360-degree around view system is fitted on all other variants with a suite of additional features, such as blind spot and lane departure warnings as well as a unique function that alerts the driver if it detects vehicles, children or other objects around the vehicle at car park speeds, is included in the top-shelf Ti models. Nissan have not only included the best in functionality in the making of the new X-Trail but also they have made sure to include what ever they can in the newest of safety technology keeping your families safety at the highest priority.
The new X-Trail is the first to use the new modular underpinnings that will be shared among the next-generation of Nissan small and medium cars. While it is only 5mm longer in overall length, the cabin is significantly more spacious as a result of its larger footprint and longer wheelbase.
The new X-Trail has launched with largely carryover petrol drivetrains, with the 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre gaining 4kW/2Nm and the 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre gaining 1kW, and turbo diesel variants will follow late in the third-quarter of the year. The 2.0-litre variant offers an average fuel consumption of 8.2L/100km while the larger engine is more economical thanks to its CVT transmission with an average of 7.9L/100km in comparable ST 4x2 models.
So for an SUV that is attractively styled inside and out, with excellent ride and handling, Nissan have certainly continued to offer what has previously been an Australian favourite but now with the very latest in technology, safety and practicality while also displaying exceptional value for money.