For the second year running, the Nissan X-TRAIL has been voted the "best recreational vehicle" by top selling weekly motoring magazine, Auto Express, leaving the Land Rover Freelander and Honda CR-V as runners up – again!
The prestigious awards were held on 19 June at the Landmark Hotel in London, but we’ve had to "keep quiet" until now. Nissan’s marketing director, Simon Thomas, was there on the night to collect the award from Auto Express columnist Mike Brewer.
David Johns, Editor of Auto Express, said: "The X-TRAIL blends a trend-setting exterior with twinkle-toed handling and swift performance. Add in the innovative interior and the diesel's six-speed manual gearbox, and the X-TRAIL makes a strong case for retaining its crown in 2003."
The X-TRAIL comes with a choice of three engines: 140PS 2.0-litre and 165PS 2.5-litre petrol, and a 114PS 2.2-litre common-rail diesel. There are also three trim levels, S, Sport and SVE, plus a special edition Sport-X. On-the-road prices start at £16,755.Published 25 July 2003