LAUNCHED IN NEPAL: ALL-NEW NISSAN X-TRAILPosted On: December 7, 2015 By : AutoLife Team
Dugar Brothers and Sons Pvt. Ltd, the sole authorized distributors of Nissan vehicles in Nepal, has announced the launch of the all-new Nissan X-Trail in the Nepalese market at a starting price of Rs 90 lakhs for the 5 seater and Rs 95 lakhs for the 7 seater version.The new model combines Nissan’s acclaimed 4×4 heritage with fresh ideas and technologies inspired by the brand’s ground-breaking crossover models. Together they form a car that redefines the compact SUV segment. Built on the new, jointly-developed Renault-Nissan Alliance Common Module Family (CMF) platform, the new X-Trail is just as tough and accomplished as the previous generation model, but adds crossover style and efficiency, exciting design, innovative technology and exceptional comfort.Powering the new X-Trail is a powerful yet frugal MR20DD engine that delivers strong torque and excellent refinement at all speeds. The 2.0 -litre engine makes 142 bhp @ 6000 rpm while delivering a peak torque of 200Nm @ 4400 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed Xtronic CVT.Combining the sleek and stylish lines of a modern crossover with the robust appeal of a typical SUV, the new X-Trail showcases next generation SUV design, introducing a smoother, more flowing look. In keeping with Nissan’s crossover design language, the new X-Trail also places strong visual emphasis on the wheel areas, with the trademark large arches forming the cornerstones of the design.The all-new LED headlamps cut into the bumpers, cleverly combing the upper and lower halves of the body. The lamp clusters themselves are intricately detailed, with a striking new lighting signature that gives the new X-Trail a distinctive look in low light conditions. At the rear the new X-Trail blends bold new styling cues with existing Nissan touches. The rear light clusters, for example, display the familiar ‘boomerang’ shape, while the characteristic D-pillar provides a strong visual link to both the Juke and Qashqai.As with the exterior, the new X-Trail’s interior has undergone a dramatic transformation. With more space, improved ergonomics and a host of new premium features, it sets new standards for comfort and equipment in the C-SUV sector. The split-level dashboard has been designed to be as clear and easy to navigate as possible, with the gently raised centre console housing both the infotainment system and the ventilation controls. The redesigned combimeter features the Advanced Drive-Assist Display, a large five-inch colour display screen located between the two main dials.This high-resolution screen displays information from, among other sources, the new X-Trail’s safety systems, and has been designed in such a way that drivers can receive warnings without having to take their attention away from the road. The centre console houses the latest NissanConnect system with a seven-inch high-resolution screen and a host of smartphone connectivity features. Practicality is another area where the new X-Trail excels. Designed from the start with the optional third row of seats, the new X-Trail’s cabin takes full advantage of the new platform’s longer wheelbase to deliver class-leading levels of space for occupants. Where some rivals fit a simple, fixed bench in the second row, the new X-Trail offers a sliding and reclining function that allows owners to adapt the luggage space and comfort to their needs. The optional third row seats have a double fold function that allows them to be folded completely flat, while headroom and heel gap also provide ample seating space.X-Trail supports enhanced safety and security while driving in various situations with the adoption of the Active Engine Braking, Active Trace Control, Active Ride Control, Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Around View Monitor (Available in RHD only), Front fog lamps, Dual front, side and curtain SRS airbags, among many others.