Nissan reveals X-Trail crossover SUV

Nissan has unveiled an all-new crossover SUV, the X-Trail, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The Japanese automaker simultaneously debuted the new version of the vehicle for the U.S., where it is known as the Nissan Rogue.

The X-Trail features Nissan’s advanced electronics four-wheel drive, ALL MODE 4x4i, which allows the driver to choose from two-wheel drive, Auto mode or Lock for permanent four-wheel drive.

NissanConnect is the proprietary infotainment and navigation system and includes a 7-inch color touchscreen and smartphone and tablet connectivity via AUX, USB and Bluetooth.

The X-Trail is decidedly a Nissan SUV with the familiar ‘boomerang’ rear lights, structured headlights with LED daytime running lamps and the reocgnizable D-pillar shape. LED headlights come standard on high grade models along with19-inch alloy wheels.

Other unique features included in the X-Trail are Active Ride Control, which scans the road ahead to modify the car’s damping response to uneven roads, and Active Engine Brake, which controls the Xtronic transmission to optimize engine braking while cornering or decelerating.

X-Trail is based on the Qashqai, JUKE and Murano, Nissan’s successful crossovers.

It will be built at nine different factories around the world for various markets – the vehicle will be sold in 190 countries beginning July 2014.


Photo Credit: Nissan

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