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THE all-new Nissan X-trail will make your car journey a fun-filled family affair! This new car promises adventure for the not-so average family – those who enjoys unexpected escapades on road trips by turning into a detour on bumpy off-roads.
For the new Nissan X-trail drivers, this is all done with a touch of a button, the 4x4i, which performs well on off-road conditions.
The car generally comes in -the MR20DD engine with a 2WD axle, Xtronic CVT transmission with an output of 106 and torque of 200nm.
A 2.0L engine comes with the 4WD axle with the same performance as the MR20DD.
The drivetrain of a MR20DD powertrain generates 200nm of torque, while maintaining economy and emissions of a smaller unit.
Nitrogen oxides and CO2 emissions are reduced by cold-loop and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system, that recycles exhaust gas at a lower temperature.
The engine unit has optimised thermal management that allows the engine to reach operating temperature much quicker. This reduces friction losses when starting from cold and improves fuel efficiency.
The Xtronic transmission is engineered to deliver a smooth low-load power delivery and direct performance during higher acceleration driving.
Active engine brake system assists drivers in reducing the vehicle speed to the desired speed by smoothly adding small amounts of engine braking. This system assists the brakes and decreases the frequency and effort required to brake.
While cornering or stopping, the vehicle’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) tech kicks in and gives the driver a whole new level of stress-free driving experience. Active Trace Control (ATC) assists drivers to apply braking automatically to each wheel, helping steering on the cornering line.
When the vehicle departs from the steered path, the ATC corrects the vehicle trajectory to match the driver’s commands and bring it back to the desired steering path.
Nissan’s Active Ride Control system makes the engine torque vary slightly according to bumps on a road surface. When encountering large and small bumps the system decreases the pitching motion of the vehicle and allows the vehicle’s occupants a smoother ride.
The X-trail’s suspensions in the rear use independent multi-link suspension, thus giving comfort in bumpy conditions, while maintaining independent struts in the front.
But this is not all the new Nissan X-trail offers. Remember parallel parking? Nissan has chipped-in its reverse camera with an Around View Monitor giving a virtual 360 degrees bird’s-eye view of the vehicle.
The camera’s Moving Object Detection keeps an eye around the X-trail and warn on moving objects detected in the vicinity.
In the interior department, Nissan has not forgotten its responsibility to deliver greater comfort in this family SUV vehicle – the new X-trail has much improved passenger legroom.
The front and back seats are fitted with Nissan’s newly developed comfort seat – the zero gravity inspired, delivering improved spinal support with optimised blood-flow to reduce fatigue on longer journeys.
The new Nissan X-trail also comes as a 7-seater SUV, in which boot is more spacious due to double load floor.
Like all quality makes and models, safety is paramount in the X-trail; after all, it is an SUV which has been given a five-star safety award by the Euro NICAP (European New Car Assessment Programme).