Friday, September 19, 2014
PIMS 2014: Nissan Launches All-New X-Trail (w/ Complete Brochure)
Nissan Philippines is aiming to increase excitement in its local line-up as the unified company launches the all-new X-Trail at the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Perhaps the model with the strongest consumer recall locally, the third-generation X-Trail is Nissan’s global compact crossover offering that is slated to be sold in over 190 countries worldwide. The Philippines is one of the first countries in the ASEAN market to receive the X-Trail which is built at Nissan’s Kyushu, Japan plant.
Building on the success of its predecessors, the all-new X-Trail offers a strong and bold exterior that’s sharp and stunning. Unlike the boxy X-Trails before it, the all-new model shifts to a more fluidic and sleek design with Nissan’s V-motion taking center stage. The trademark grille is complemented by LED daytime running lights (also in a V-shape) as well as boomerang-shaped tail lamps.
Setting itself apart from most other compact crossovers, the X-Trail offers standard seating for 7 adults, theatre-style while the interior is built with luxurious paneling, brushed metallic accents, and soft-touch surfaces. The 4WD model offers the added convenience of multi-function controls on the steering wheel along with cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. For unparalleled flexibility, the X-Trail offers a second row that folds in a 40/20/40 split while the third row folds flat in a 50/50 split. For easy ingress and egress, the X-Trail features doors that swing wide, at an angle up to 80 degrees.
The all-new X-Trail is powered by two distinct engines depending on drivetrain configuration. The 2WD model is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine (MR20DD) with 144 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque while the 4WD model features a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (QR25DE) with 171 horsepower and 233 Nm of torque. Both models are mated to Nissan’s XTRONIC CVT transmission. Given the X-Trail’s reputation for robust off-roading capability, it has a ground clearance of 210 mm.
Nissan is pulling out all stops on the X-Trail and is offering it with a couple of segment firsts: Active Ride Control as well as Active Engine Brake. The Active Ride Control system continuously monitors the road surface and effectively alters suspension damping to control the vehicle’s pitch – managing the body roll during high-speed cornering. Meanwhile, the Active Engine Brake system assists in speed adjustments to ensure a smooth turn when stepping on the brake pedal.
For safety, the X-Trail, particularly the 4WD model has a 360-degree camera that allows the driver to monitor his surroundings. A Hill Start Assistance system also helps drivers when tackling an incline by maintaining brake pressure for a maximum of two seconds while the driver switches from brake to gas pedal.
The all-new X-Trail is available in Pearl White, Diamond Black, Brilliant Silver, Fiery Red and a Special Copper Blaze edition that is available for the 4x4 variant. With a suggested retail price of P 1,375,000 for the 2.0 2WD variant and P 1,580,000 for the 2.5 4WD variant, Nissan is now accepting reservations for the all-new X-Trail.
Nissan is also excited to announce a limited-time offer for the all-new X-Trail having its introductory price set at P 1,350,000 for the 2WD variant and P 1,550,000 for the 4WD variant which is the same price as the second-generation X-Trail. This offer ends October 31, 2014.