Nissan boasts perhaps the most developed and interesting line of SUVs among Japanese automakers. Its most known representative – Nissan X-Trail.
The First generation of the car debuted in 2001. Designed "Nissan Ikstreyl" was to occupy a niche of universal crossovers. At first glance, the company had no special work to carry out his plan. On the other hand, it was necessary to create a car that could compete with the owners of the SUV segment. Ten years ago, the leadership position was reserved for such brands as Mitsubishi, Subaru, Honda and Suzuki.
Despite the complexity of the task, the engineers and designers of Nissan have managed to build a great car. After-market "Nissan Ikstreyl" immediately gained popularity in the United States, Europe and Japan. Sometimes the SUV even managed to occupy the first lines in ratings of sales.
The First generation was built on a known platform Nissan FF-S. it is Noteworthy that earlier the same platform to get the models Primera and Almera. And the design of the X-Trail was borrowed from "big brother" Patrol.
In 2007 was presented a new "Nissan Ikstreyl" the second generation. The main differences from its predecessor are the new design, new platform (Nissan C) and a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive.
In 2010, the Japanese company made a restyling of the SUV. The changes affected the front grille and bumper. This variant of X-Trail sold to this day. However, the approach is already the third generation, but more on that later.
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The exterior of the Nissan X-Trail rather fits the definition of "unisex". On the other hand, the crossover has masculine traits: the lack of rounded corners, large wheel arches and headlights. In any case, the girl who loves sports and an active lifestyle, will not remain indifferent in front of this Japanese man.
How to behave on the off-road "Nissan Ikstreyl"? Characteristics of the car talking about the great potential. Under the hood of the SUV - cross engine "Nissan Ikstreyl" which produces 169 HP for a displacement of 2.5 liters. Paired with the engine is the CVT type CVT with 6 virtual stages. To accelerate to 100 km/h, the car required a little more than 10 seconds.
For movement over rough terrain, Nissan's engineers have equipped your vehicle a large number of electronic systems. For example, on a slope of 10 degrees included antidotnaya system. In addition, a good help system during the descent from the mountain.
When slippage or a sharp start connected full drive. If the driver prefers permanent all-wheel drive, just click the desired button.
The cost of the version with a 2.5-liter engine and CVT is 42 thousand dollars. For people with more conservative budget developed version with 2-liter engine. This car in a base complete set costs a little more than 30 thousand dollars.
It is Worth noting that already in the summer of next year will begin sales of the new generation X-Trail. The official presentation of the crossover has already taken place at the Frankfurt motor show 2013. On the characteristics of the novelties promised to inform later.
In the meantime, Nissan X-Trail model 2010 continues to Shine in the dealerships and waiting for a buyer.
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