New powertrains introduced to Nissan X-Trail

New powertrains introduced to Nissan X-Trail

Two new units are now available with the seven-seat SUV, which are paired to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Nissan has refreshed its X-Trail line-up with two new engines.

Both four-cylinder units, these 1.7-litre diesel and 1.3-litre petrol options now make up the backbone of the range in an effort to simplify its offerings.

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Nissan claims that both offer ‘reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy’, with Nissan Europe’s general manager for crossovers, Jean-Phillipe Roux, saying: “The Nissan X-Trail is now better than ever thanks to a completely new range of powertrains. No matter what your adventure is, there’s an X-Trail for you.”

Available with front- or four-wheel-drive, the 1.7-litre diesel develops 147bhp and 340Nm of torque and sends power via a six-speed manual transmission.

The Japanese manufacturer claims the diesel can achieve a claimed 43.5mpg and 137g/km CO2 in 2WD form, while the 4WD version can attain up to 42.2mpg and emit from 151g/km CO2.

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The sole petrol option develops 157bhp and 270Nm of torque and is only offered with front-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch (DCT) automatic transmission. With that powertrain, Nissan claims the X-Trail can return a claimed 34.9mpg and 145g/km CO2.

As the first DCT transmission fitted to the X-Trail, Nissan says that ‘the driver experience an immediate gear shift with no power interruptions’ and makes the SUV ‘more fun to drive’.

Prices for the revised Nissan X-Trail line-up start from £25,795, with orders now being taken.

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