Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail is the World’s Best Selling SUV


Nissan X-Trail is the world’s favourite SUV… 

Nissan has proudly announced that its X-Trail is the world’s favourite SUV in 2017. Nissan sold 814,496 X-Trails – the X-Trail is badged as the Rogue in some markets – up 6.5 per cent on 2016. The X-Trail was the world’s fourth best selling car internationally.

Nissan Australia managed to shift 18,955 examples of the X-Trail in 2017, an increase of 0.3 per cent year on year and, they sold their 200,000th X-Trail, with X-Trail sales commencing in 2001 with the blocky first generation model.

The current petrol version of the X-Trail is offered in three trim levels: ST, ST-L and Ti. If you want a diesel, the diesel X-Trail can be had in two flavours: TS and TL.

Two petrol engines are offered: a 2.0 litre four-cylinder version that develops 106kW and 200Nm and a 2.5 litre four-cylinder petrol that produces 126kW of power and 226Nm. The 2.0 litre diesel 130kW and 380Nm.

Two transmission choices are available, a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission, with power being sent to either the front or all four wheels.

Standard equipment across the range includes push button start, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, a wealth of airbags and stability and traction control. ST-L models up get sat nav, a 360 degree camera system, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. The Ti and TL also get lane keep assist, swiveling headlights and lane keep assist.

Prices start at $28,490* for the 2.0 litre petrol with 6-speed manual, while the diesel range begins at $35,990* plus on roads.

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