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Future Models – 2014 X-Trail

Frankfurt Smoother path for Nissan

Smooth: Nissan’s new X-Trail is one of a host of new-gen SUVs the company due in Australia imminently.

unveils stylish new-generation SUV ahead of mid-2014 launch


11 September 2013

has smoothed out the rough edges of its X-Trail small SUV with the model unveiled overnight at the motor show ahead of a Australian launch.

Although to emphasise that it remains a vehicle off the beaten track, has admitted the design brief for its new compact SUV was to hack into the squared-off lines of the current and create a #8220;premium and dynamic that blends #8220;the and stylish lines of a modern with the robust appeal of a SUV#8221;.

Previewed by the 2012 Hi-Cross and built off the new Nissan-Renault Alliance module family#8217; (CMF) that will underpin a of passenger cars across the and French brands#8217; model the redesigned X-Trail is set to be built at different factories and sold in no than 190 countries around the including the US where it will be as the Rogue.

In Australia, Nissan be working to return its SUV to the top of its class, lost market share to competitors such as the Mazda Toyota RAV4, Honda and Subaru Forester.

Sales of the current model are 27.5 per cent this

The new X-Trail will be available five or seven seats and as a front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive model, the introducing a revised version of on-demand 4WD system, dubbed 4x4i, which is controlled via a switch on the centre console and a choice between 2WD, mode or Lock (for 4WD).

The company says a of electronic systems have engineered for the new model, including two firsts for the segment in active (dubbed #8216;active ride and #8216;active engine brake#8217; adds a degree of engine while cornering or when in models equipped with the continuously variable transmission.

Also developed for the vehicle is trace control#8217; that to be similar to a torque vectoring that can automatically brake wheels as required, while a (#8216;uphill start support#8217;) and an hill-descent control system come along for the ride as

Powertrain details and key specifications are to be divulged, with Nissan only that it has reduced wherever possible with the new #8211; which has a longer and larger surface area the current model #8211; and it has also downsized its engines.

on a continuation of both petrol and options, with class-competitive and fuel consumption. The latter benefit from the SUV#8217;s surfaces and attention to detail in terms, including a spoiler covers the exhaust box and rear

Nissan X-Trail

On the weight-saving front, Nissan the tailgate is largely plastic, 7kg compared to today#8217;s version, loading convenience goes up a too, with the introduction of a tailgate with remote

LED daytime running lights arrived with the new generation, to LED headlights (for both and low beams) on high-grade models. New alloy wheels are also at the top of the range.

The redesign brings the up to date with its rivals in of in-car communications technology, the latest version of the NissanConnect system that includes connectivity, a large seven-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth audio

Nissan is also claiming the will also benefit #8220;one of the most advanced displays yet seen#8221; with a TFT colour screen incorporating 12 displays covering a range of such as average and actual sat-nav instructions, audio traffic sign recognition, eco advice and torque distribution in 4WD mode.

As well as beefing up technology, Nissan has attempted to the X-Trail a more upmarket with new surface treatments as a combination of chrome, geometric and piano-back finishes, improved fabrics and better quality seats with contrasting accents.

The back doors now to almost 80 degrees to improve to the rear seats, the extra length and sculpted front liberate more knee-room for occupants, the middle row seats and slide, and the third row (where folds forward to increase space.

The cargo area offers storage options than the model with a new #8216;double floor built in.

The new-generation is due in Australia in the first half of year, following its international in the first quarter.

As GoAuto has a new-generation Dualis is expected the same time, completing overhaul of its SUV department that this year#8217;s all-new and, before the year is the lightweight Juke and fully monocoque-chassis mid-size Pathfinder.

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