Nissan gives X-Trail wider appeal

Nissan gives X-Trail wider appeal

Nissan is targeting car buyers keen to look for alternatives to traditional hatchbacks and saloons with its new and improved X-Trail SUV.

The Japanese car manufacturer is confident that the latest X-Trail will surpass other SUVs on the market and attract a wider audience. The seven-seater standard model is roomier and has an overall improvement in quality to take on its very best rivals in the segment.

Its exterior is sleeker and less rugged than its predecessor, drawing on the ideas revealed in the company's 2012 Hi-Cross concept. The latest X-Trail continues to impress with its off-road capabilities but it also comes with two-wheel drive options.

The 2.0-litre diesel engine available in other models has been improved for the X-Trail, while a CVT automatic gearbox is also available.

The new X-Trail is expected to be on sale in Britain towards the end of the year and all new Nissan vehicles come with three years'breakdown cover .

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