The covers have been taken off the all new Nissan X-Trail which is now available to order and with deliveries being made in August.
However, the new version is also cheaper than the model it replaces.
Among the attraction for buyers is an impressive new 1.6 litre DIG-T engine which produces 163 PS in which Nissan says is one of the most fuel-efficient and advanced petrol engines available.
Not only will the engine return 46mpg, it has CO2 emissions of 145g/km and also lowers the cost of the entry model by £1,460 to £21,995.
Indeed, this is the most affordable new Nissan X-Trail made yet.
New engine for the Nissan X-Trail line-up
The new engine is already a popular one in the firm’s excellent Qashqai range and offers a powerful unit for the Nissan X-Trail.
To help boost economy, the new unit comes with start/stop and has a responsive and smooth performance.
The Nissan X-Trail is a compact SUV and the new engine should still sprint from 0 to 62mph in 9.7 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph.
The unit will be available across the entire Nissan X-Trail line-up which makes the top spec Tekna trim costing £20,145.
There only drawbacks for potential buyers is that the DIG-T only comes in the car’s two wheel drive format and there’s only a six speed manual gearbox available. Though, depending on demand, this could change.
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The new vehicle looks like the Qashqai’s older sibling and it has a similar styling and also offers great handling and lots of comfort.
The vehicle also comes with Nissan’s other excellent engine choices including the fuel-efficient diesel units.
Nissan have high hopes for the new X-Trail and the standard models come with a long list of standard equipment including chrome surrounds, daytime running lights, privacy glass and body-coloured bumpers.
The X-Trail is also a spacious and comfortable place to be, the boot space is 550litres and there’s an excellent TFT touchscreen.
The new Nissan X-Trail is bound to sell well, the model it replaces had lots of plus points and was an impressive offering but with so much borrowed from the bestselling Qashqai, the X-Trail should do extremely well with those who like larger SUVs with decent off-roading abilities.