NISSAN’S popular X-Trail range has expanded with the arrival of the range-topping TL diesel variant, with the new premium edition to complete the X-Trail family, which was updated in May of this year.
Boasting 130kW of power and maximum torque of 380Nm at a low 2,000rpm – giving strong acceleration early when you need it most – the new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel model has 35 per cent more power and almost 20 per cent more torque than its 1.6-litre diesel predecessor.
Available in two grades including the entry TS and high-spec TL, both featuring the efficient 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, four-wheel drive and Xtronic CVT automatic transmission. Both options also boast eco mode, which sips from as little as 6.0l/100km, thanks in part to the idle start/stop feature which comes as standard equipment.
Now with three engine choices, the diesel engine sits alongside the 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre and the 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre petrol alternatives.
Standard across the range, the X-Trail is fitted with intelligent emergency braking, with the range topping Ti petrol and TL diesel also having pedestrian detection.
The TS features front, front-side and side curtain SRS airbags, and also comes with vehicle dynamic control with traction control, forward collision warning and two ISOFIX anchor points in the second row. The TL also includes blind spot warning and lane departure warning.
Inside, the Nissan X-Trail comes with an impressive list of comfort and safety features, with the TL including a rear view camera with predictive path technology, an intelligent 360 degree monitor with moving object detection, SatNav and cruise control – as well as black or tan leather-accented trim.
Available in seven contemporary exterior colours and three interior seat trims, the Nissan X-Trail starts from $28,490 (plus on-roads) for the 2.0 litre petrol with 6-speed manual, while the diesel range begins at $35,990 (plus on-roads). The new range topping X-Trail TL 4WD auto is $47,790 (plus on-roads).