The Revised Nissan X-TRAIL

New Nissan X-TRAIL

New Nissan X-TRAIL

Nissan has unveiled prices for the revised Nissan X-TRAIL SUV, on sale now for first customer deliveries in October 2010.

Already highly acclaimed for its durability, practicality and convenience, the revisions include an updated exterior design plus new levels of interior quality, comfort and functionality and CO2 performance.

The entry-level Nissan X-TRAIL remains the Acenta, now priced at only £23,995 on-the-road. This undercuts the Honda CR-V ES diesel by £685, and the Land Rover Freelander GS by more than £1,000. Standard equipment on the Acenta includes body coloured electrically adjusting door mirrors, privacy glass, automatic headlamps and wipers, front fog lamps and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The range-topping Nissan X-TRAIL Tekna model costs just £27,495. Additional features above Acenta trim include power-folding door mirrors, xenon headlamps, panoramic sunroof and leather seats. The infotainment package incorporates a Connect Premium HDD sat-nav with music server and USB port, a rear view camera and BOSE audio with nine speakers.

CO2 emissions for the Nissan X-TRAIL 2.0-litre dCi 173 PS diesel manual now stand at just 168g/km. That's a drop of 30g/km, or 15%. This moves the car down two VED tax bands from Band J (£425) to Band H (£250). It also takes the company car BIK percentage liability from 32% to 26%. There has also been significant improvement on fuel economy, with performance up from 38.2mpg to 44.1mpg on the combined cycle.

The 2.0-litre dCi 150 PS diesel automatic also benefits from Nissan's engineering excellence. The CO2 drops from 216g/km to 188g/km, or 13%, which takes the car from VED Band K to Band J and company car BIK liability from 35% to 30%. Fuel economy improves from 34.9mpg to 39.8mpg on the combined cycle.

Andy Connell, 4x4 Marketing Manager commented: "These changes make the X-TRAIL one of the most competitive compact SUVs available today. In terms of performance versus emissions, it could be considered the class leader. Our extensive upgrades will help maintain its position in the SUV segment as one of the few truly versatile and agile four-wheel drive vehicles on sale in the UK."

Technical changes have improved its credentials considerably, without impacting on the car's outstanding performance both on and off-road. It's still rated to tow a trailer weighing up to 2,200 kg, has 360Nm of torque at just 2,000rpm and accelerates from 0-62mph in 10 seconds.

Mechanical revisions to the Nissan X-TRAIL include a new manual gearbox for optimised environmental performance, and an improved shift schedule and enhanced friction reduction for the automatic transmission. The car also features low rolling resistance tyres on Acenta 17" wheels and lightweight castings on Tekna 18" wheels.

Published 29 September 2010 Staff
 

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