Nissan has disclosed full pricing and specifications for its all-new X-Trail high-end compact crossover that will be rolled out to dealerships in the United Kingdom starting in July 2014. From its launch this July, the Nissan X-Trail could be availed in four grades – Visia, Acenta, n-tec and Tekna – that boasts of usage of premium materials, ensuring that each variant has a high quality and luxurious feel.
Nissan is offering the X-Trail via competitive and flexible pricing structure ensuring that it appeals to both loyal fans and conquest customers. The starting price for the base five-seat X-Trail 2WD Visia is now £2,600 less than the previous model at £22,995, making it more accessible than before.
All Visia models feature sporty 17” alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights. They also boasts of standard technological features like Bluetooth connectivity, an MP3-compatible sound system with AUX-IN, air conditioning, heated door mirrors, follow-me-home lighting and an electric parking brake.
The compact crossover also boasts of an advanced meter displays – a five-inch TFT color display incorporating 12 graphic displays accessible on rotation – providing advice and warnings like average and actual speeds, navigation instructions, audio content and traffic sign recognition as well as eco driving advice and torque distribution settings in 4WD mode.
Meanwhile, the five-seat X-Trail 2WD Acenta will have a starting price of £24,795, which is around £800 less expensive than its predecessor. This grade carries over spec found on the Visia, with the addition of privacy glass, dual zone climate control, electric folding mirrors and a power sunroof.
It also features automatic lights and wipers and front and rear parking sensors. The X-Trail n-tec, meanwhile -- carrying a starting price of £27,295 – has everything that the Acenta got, with the addition of Smart Vision Pack, 19” alloy wheels, intelligent i-Key locking with push-button ignition as well as DAB radio, roof rails, power tailgate.
It also features Around View Monitor that provides a 360-degree view around the car as well as the latest generation NissanConnect system.
The new Nissan X-Trail is able to set design benchmarks for the SUV segment particularly by having the strong appeal of a standard SUV combined with the stylish and sleek lines present in a modern crossover. Indeed, the new X-Trail displays the next generation when it comes to SUV design and is truly different from the squared-off previous model.
This latest model launches a more flowing and smoother appearance but not at the expense of compromising the off-road qualities of this vehicle. By utilizing an advanced new architecture, the design team at Nissan had the opportunity to take full advantage of the broader track and longer wheelbase. It was important though to be in line with the crossover design language of the brand and this is why the new X-Trail puts significant attention on the wheel areas.
These same wheel areas come with the signature large arches which shape the foundation of the vehicle’s design. When mixed with the rising window line, deeply sculpted flanks, and the dipping roofline, it becomes clear that this new model is able to take advantage of the brand’s crossover design language in order to develop a car that not only has style but also has a more contemporary look.
When compared to the model it will be replacing, this latest version is lighter by 90 kg. This is because when it comes to the body construction, 49% is composed of ultra-high strength steel. Not only does this make the structure lighter but it’s even stronger than the previous model. Advanced use of composite materials has ensured that the kerb weight of the new X-Trail is reduced.
Take the tailgate of the X-Trail, for example. Instead of steel, it is made from plastic. Meanwhile the bumper assemblies on both the front and the rear have the material thickness optimized. Further, the attention to detail meant that this model is light and strong at the same time. When it comes to size, the overall length is 4,643 mm, making it longer by 17 mm compared to the previous model.
Wheelbase is also longer, by 76 mm, allowing the new X-Trail to offer more space for the interior. While it is indeed wider by 30 mm, total height is lower by 5 mm. Ground clearance though is retained at 210 mm.