NISSAN X-TRAIL: THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING SUV
The Nissan X-TRAIL was the world’s best-selling SUV in 2017, according to automotive market data research expert, JATO.
The X-TRAIL, known as Rogue in some overseas markets, enjoyed 814,496 sales, up 6.5 per cent Year on Year. It was the fourth most popular vehicle globally in 2017.
“The Nissan X-TRAIL is one of Nissan’s best performers so it doesn’t surprise me that it has such a strong global following,” said Stephen Lester, Nissan Australia’s managing director. “Being the world’s most popular SUV is something that we, as a global business, can be very proud of. I applaud our design, engineering, technical and product teams, this sales success is thanks to them and deserved. From a local perspective, X-TRAIL has started the year well, with strong buyer interest, and we are looking to build on last year’s growth.”
X-TRAIL comes in three petrol grades, the entry ST, mid-spec ST-L and range topping Ti. In diesel there are two variants, the base TS and the top spec TL.
The Nissan X-TRAIL is offered with a choice of three engines, two petrol including a 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre, and the recently introduced 2.0 litre turbo diesel. The 2.0 litre petrol has outputs of 106kW and 200Nm and the more powerful 2.5 litre boasts 126kW of power and 226Nm of torque. The diesel variant outputs 130kW and 380Nm.
Available with two transmissions, a 6-Speed Manual and Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), X-Trail comes in both FWD and AWD, while fuel economy figures for petrol models start at 7.9 litres# per hundred kilometres and 6.0 litres# per hundred for diesel variants.
Standard across the range, the X-TRAIL is fitted with push button start, Bluetooth hands-free phone and a range of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technologies including Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW). The range-topping Ti petrol and TL diesel also have pedestrian detection.
The full range also has front, front-side and side curtain SRS airbags, and also comes with Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and two ISOFIX anchor points in the second row.
On ST-L models up, X-TRAIL has sat-nav, and is NIM heavy with a 360 degree Intelligent Around View™ Monitor, plus Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). The range topping Ti includes even more NIM technology including Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Adaptive Front Lighting System.
Available in seven contemporary exterior colours, including the recently introduced Marine Blue, Copper Blaze and Ruby Red, there are three interior seat trims options available.
# Figures tested in accordance with ADR81/02 (combined test). Figures stated for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles only. It is unlikely that this fuel consumption figure will be achieved in real world driving conditions. Actual fuel consumption depends on factors such as traffic conditions, vehicle condition, how you drive and any accessories fitted.