The long anticipated all-new Nissan X-Trail has been launched into the South African automotive market.
Revealed yesterday (Thursday)along one of the country’s blissful and scenic coasts of Franschhoek – media attended an immersive experience of all that this ‘Premium Urban Crossover’ can do – bringing to life the vehicle’s prowess as the perfect companion for families who not only live life but dare to drive it too.
Sculpted with a muscular and modern design, the new X-Trail is also equipped with a full suite of advanced driving assistance technologies for stress-free driving, a comprehensive range of technology features to ensure safety, and a refined interior that delivers only the best in driver and passenger experience.
“Building on a two-decade legacy, the all-new Nissan X-Trail is now available in South Africa. The X-Trail forms part of our commitment to continue Nissan’s long-standing heritage in the SUV. With its generous seven-seat configuration, versatile luggage space and of course, how seamlessly it caters for the practicalities of day-to-day life, the premium crossover is the ideal addition to life’s on-the-road thrills,” Kabelo Rabotho, Managing Director at Nissan SA said.
Available in three variations – the Visia CVT, Acenta CVT, and Acenta Plus CVT – all boasting Nissan’s acclaimed four-cylinder petrol engine. This powerplant has a 2.5l engine displacement, churning out 135kW and 244Nm of torque – with increases of 9kW and 11Nm from the outgoing model.
This power output, which propels the X-Trail to a top speed of 195km/h, does not mean it is not frugal at the pumps: a combined fuel consumption of 7.4l/100km and 55l tank capacity meaning that adventures in the X-Trail will last far longer.
“The X-Trail is our family icon, with a heritage of over 20 years. It has remained true to its original recipe: robust looks, advanced and efficient all-wheel drive powertrains, and flexible practicality, which come together to enable family adventures. The fourth generation X-Trail draws from a well-established DNA that runs through all three of the previous generations and is the perfect companion for all adventures, complemented with an exciting driving experience on all terrains,” said Stefan Haasbroek, Chief Marketing Manager at Nissan Africa.
The vehicle offers notable technologies including the intuitive 4×4 driving capabilities that the Nissan X-Trail is known for – offering peace of mind while driving. Through features such as Intelligent Cruise Control, Predictive Front Collision Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Emergency Braking, and ProPilot – among others – it ensures the driver is well supported in all situations.
The new Nissan X-Trail also boasts a protective driving experience through the Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system – intended to address potential driver fatigue and inattention. Added to this is an on-board computer functionality to let drivers keep track of the fuel consumption in their present trip to average consumption details that assists in calculating the range of fuel consumption.
Whether cruising to your destination or navigating tough terrains, the all-new X-Trail Acenta Plus provides you with three new displays including a 12.3-inch intuitive touch screen, 10.8-inch head-up display and 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster (TFT) allowing you to customize information in the most convenient way.
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