An Insight Of Nissan X-Trail 4x4 DCi Diesel Engine Line-Up (20072012)

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An Insight Of Nissan X-Trail 4x4 DCi Diesel Engine Line-Up (2007 –2012)

Back in 2001 when the X-Trail was launched, it was not the first off-roader by Nissan. The history of Nissan off-road series goes way back to the early fifties. Famed for its rugged off-roader, the Patrol, Nissan projected the X-Trail as the best vehicle for the snowboarders, which meticulously resulted in the plastic floored boot for X-Trial, keeping in mind its targeted audience. The X-Trail became remarkably successful for being so useful for the winter sports fans as well as for SUV customers. Over six years, Nissan sold more than 800,000 units of X-Trail; nonetheless, they initially planned to sell only in limited numbers. In 2007 the X-Trail was re-launched – to claim its share in ever evolving compact SUV market – a revised version was introduced in 2011.

The competitive rivals of X-Trail are Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Honda CR-V and Land Rover Freelander. In its second generation – it still is a successful model – the biggest competitor for X-Trail is the Qashqai. The all-round usefulness of the X-Trail aces the Qashqai, which offers some of the heights of the X-Trail though. Its four wheel drive feature enables it of cruising on all kinds of terrains, even if it does not climb the mountains as its rival Land Rover Freeland does. Its interior is spacious and well-ventilated, while the boot is suitably sized and shaped, and the access is very practical, making it possible to hold heaps of luggage.

The 2,200kg braked towing ability of X-Trail makes it the most popular choice of those who haul caravans and horseboxes and the like. Now-a-days, the world is full of curvilinear off-roaders but the X-Trail is rugged and kind of pretty flat, yet it is pleasingly dazzling. In 2011, some revisions were carried out, like the front grille and the rear lamp clusters were redesigned, they were relatively delicate to observe though. Perhaps it will not be the head turner like the Honda CR-V, or may not have the sort of exclusive prestige of a Land Rover Freelander, but if you are looking for a car which can play its role in the niche, the X-Trail sure has the thing. The powerful and mighty Nissan X-Trail engines are offered in two petrol and two diesel units.

The petrol engine range includes a 141bhp 2.0-litre 16V producing 196Nm torque and 208g/km of CO2 emissions with 0-62mph time of 11.1 seconds and it returns the combined fuel economy of 27mpg. The other petrol engine is a 169bhp 2.5-litre 16V generating 233Nm of torque and 230g/km of CO2 emissions. It has a 0-62mph value of 9.8 seconds and returns the combined economy of 24.5mpg. the Nissan X-Trail diesel engines include a 150bhp 2.0-litre dCi with 320Nm of torque generation. It emits 190g/km of carbon and does a zero to 62mph sprint in just 11.2 seconds and returns up to 31.2mpg. The other diesel engine is a 177bhp 2.0-litre dCi with 360Nm of torque. It emits 168g/km of carbon and reaches to 62mph from stationary in just 10.0 seconds. At 44.1mpg the fuel economy of this engine is better than the most in the class.

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