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Nissan adds 2.0 diesel to X-Trail range

  • New two-litre, 132kW, ‘what buyers want’
  • First Xtronic CVT with AWD on X-Trail
  • Six-speed AWD, Xtronic 2X4 also on offer
NISSAN X-TRAIL: New two-litre engine - with CVT is you prefer. Image: Nissan
NISSAN X-TRAIL: New two-litre engine – with CVT is you prefer. Image: Nissan

LONDON, England – Nissan has launched a new, more powerful and larger-capacity diesel engine for its flagship X-Trail crossover.

First deliveries in the UK are expected in early 2017.

The new engine has an output of 132kW / 380Nm; Nissan describes it as “a significant step-up in power from the existing 1.6-litre, 97kW, diesel, and clearly meets a need for a more-powerful power train”.

Also new to the range Nissan’s Xtronic auto gearbox with all-wheel drive which, says Nissan, added to the current option of six-speed manual and front-wheel drive this will further broaden Nissan’s presence in the large SUV sector and enhance the appeal of the much-loved X-Trail”.

WATCH the current X-Trail in action

There’s also a choice of five or seven seats, each with “excellent” luggage space, clever storage solutions “and enough towing capacity to meet customers’ needs”.

Guillaume Cartier, a Nissan Europe executive, told The Corner in a media release: “The new flagship Nissan X-Trail is a crossover focused on delivering what people need. It’s a significant enhancement to the already strong X-Trail range, especially with the AWD linked to an autoc transmission for the first time.

“It’s also a compelling upgrade to our already successful 1.6 diesel.”

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The automaker expressed a belief that the bigger diesel would mean “a refined and comfortable driving experience, ideal for longer distances”.

The engine meets Euro 6 emissions standards and three versions are available in the UK. Each claims to be capable of about 5.7 litres/100km.

LOTS OF PREMIUM FEATURES

The design of the Nissan X-Trail is unchanged as a five- or seven-seater, a powered tail door is an option and the boot has a shelving system to accommodate objects of various sizes. There’s also a hidden compartment for valuables, but we won’t tell you about that in case the ungodly read this despite Nissan putting it in the media release….

READ more Nissan features on Carman’s Corner

Premium features include a power sun roof, double-stitched leather upholstery on the heatable seats, diode interior lighting and gloss black trim with metallic accents.
Also available is a 19cm Nissan Connect touch-screen infotainment system with digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming.

A range of Nissan accessories is available, including a rear dog-guard, removable towball, chromed external-mirror caps and sill guards.

The X-Trail two-litre diesel comes with 17″ alloy wheel rims – 19″ an option.

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