New Nissan X-Trail now available at dealers

New Nissan X-Trail now available at dealers

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Don’t be fooled by the curvaceous styling say Nissan executives, the new X-Trail has greater dimensions than the previous squared-off model.
According to Nissan one in three new cars sold in New Zealand is an SUV and the market has grown three-fold in the years since the first generation T30 series X-Trail was launched in 2001.

Nissan New Zealand managing director John Manley says the medium SUV segment in which X-Trail competes grew 38% in 2013, reflecting the consumers move from other vehicles to this sector.

Officially on sale from April 4, there are four of the new T33 series X-Trail model variants now waiting for customers in Nissan dealerships across New Zealand.

The X-Trail is now a global car and Nissan New Zealand says it has brought in the best possible specifications and grades to meet local market needs.
There is an ST 2WD 7-seat option, ST 4WD 5-seat option, ST-L 4WD 5-seat and Ti 4WD 5-seat. Along with the standard features found on ST, the ST-L adds leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, privacy glass, 8-way power driver’s seat, power driver’s seat lumbar support, 7.0-inch QVGA colour touchscreen display, satellite navigation and roof rails.

The top of the line Ti models include 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, power tilt and slide sunroof, automatic power tail gate, and additional safety features such as lane departure warning (LDW), blind spot warning (BSW), and moving object detection (MOD).

Every 2014 Nissan X-Trail is equipped with a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine rated at 126kw of and 226Nm of torque. The engine is matched with an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode. With a 40% reduction (versus previous generation) in friction loss, along with an improved belt and pulley system, reduced oil churning friction, compact oil pump, new electronic control, wider gear ratio and other enhancements, the new CVT is approximately 10% more efficient than the previous-generation CVT.

Fuel economy is rated at 8.1L/100km combined for front-wheel drive CVT-equipped models. X-Trail AWD models are rated at 8.3L/100km combined.
The X-Trail features 4-wheel independent suspension, electric power-assisted steering, 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system and vehicle dynamic control (VDC) with traction control system (TCS) and hill start assist.

It also features Nissan’s new suite of dynamic technologies with active trace control, active engine braking and active ride control. The active trace control system utilises X-Trail’s standard vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system to help improve cornering feel by automatically applying the brakes or smoothing engine torque characteristics while accelerating.

With active engine braking, the CVT helps slow the X-Trail as the driver brakes, resulting in less brake effort by the driver. active ride control helps smooth out the drive by automatically applying the brakes and adjusting engine torque after the vehicle hits a bump, reducing the typical “head bobble” pitch.

The ST and ST-L models are equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and 225/65R17 all-season tyres. Also available are 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/60R18 all-season tyres on Ti models.

The X-Trail is priced from $39,990 for the ST 2WD seven seat model up to $53,290 for the flagship Ti 4WD model. The other two 4WD models, the ST and the ST-L have an RRP of $42,490 and $47,290 respectively.

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