5 reasons to look at a new Nissan X-Trail

5 reasons to look at a new Nissan X-Trail

Nissan SUV is a perfect choice for families

Nissan is now widely regarded for its crossovers, which are some of the most popular vehicles of this type around. 

It’s the Qashqai and Juke that dominate the sales charts, but there’s another Nissan SUV you shouldn’t ignore – the X-Trail. It’s been around for far longer than its two sibling models and has recently returned for a new, fourth generation, bringing some significant advancements in the process. Here are five reasons to consider one.

It’s Nissan’s largest and most spacious SUV

As we’ve mentioned, the Juke and Qashqai are two very popular models in Nissan’s line-up, but it’s not stopping there as the X-Trail sits above them as the Japanese firm’s largest and most spacious SUV sold in the UK. 

An ideal choice for families because of its impressive practicality, the X-Trail can also be specified with seven seats for greater flexibility, The cabin is generously sized throughout, offering noticeably more room than the Qashqai, for example. 

Generous equipment levels

Nissan is well known for its cars’ generous equipment levels, and the X-Trail is no exception to that rule. Particularly when it comes to safety kit, this SUV is laden with features to help keep you and your family safe. Highlights include front and rear automatic emergency braking to avoid collisions, as well as adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring with intervention to stop you from changing lanes if there’s a risk. 

You only have to step up to the mid-spec Acenta Premium to get a whole manner of features too, including keyless entry, a reversing camera and an eight-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay. 

All versions feature hybrid technology

Nissan has really committed to electrification, with the firm already having two popular EVs in its line-up and a variety of hybrid models. 

The X-Trail continues with this, as Nissan is only selling this SUV with hybrid powertrains. Kicking off the line-up is a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid, which uses electrical assistance to provide greater torque. A lithium-ion battery and starter generator allow the engine to be turned off in certain scenarios to maximise fuel economy. 

The real highlight of the X-Trail, though, is the new e-Power version. Different to a regular hybrid, its 1.5-litre petrol engine serves solely to power the electric motor, giving the car an almost EV-like feel behind the wheel, and feeling far smoother than other hybrid powertrains, With Nissan claiming up to 48.7mpg, it’s a particularly efficient engine setup considering this is a non-plug-in SUV. 

Premium interior

Nissan has really stepped up the interior of the latest X-Trail, and its cabin is an excellent place to spend time. There are new technologies at play, including a large head-up display, touchscreen measuring up to 12.3 inches and digital dial display, which all help to lift the X-Trail’s cabin. 

The rest of the interior feels particularly upmarket, especially on higher-spec models that benefit from full leather upholstery (quilted leather seats are included on the range-topping Tekna+), as well as a 10-speaker Bose sound system and heated front and rear seats. 

Genuine off-roading ability

The X-Trail has always had a key selling point in the fact it’s one of only a handful of crossovers in its class that offer genuine off-roading ability, and this latest model remains the same. 

In fact, it’s actually improved on this new model thanks to the addition of Nissan’s ‘e-4orce’ system, which is able to maximise traction for improved grip on trickier surfaces. There are dedicated ‘Off-road’ and ‘Snow’ modes too. 

The new Nissan X-Trail is on sale now, with prices starting from £34,705.

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