2014 Nissan X Trail review, specs, interior, price and release date


The new 2014 Nissan X Trail has already been revealed, and we know that it will replace the Nissan Qashqai +2 in Nissan’s model range. That means that families looking for a seven-seater version of the popular Qashqai will have to go for this new Nissan X-Trail model instead.

2014 Nissan X Trail Review

That’s not likely to worry most people, however, because the new Nissan X-Trail is based on many of the same parts as the new Nissan Qashqai 2014. We know what the new X-Trail looks like thanks to the pictures we took at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 where it was revealed, and the new look could hint at what the new Qashqai looks like, too



The new Nissan X-Trail will feature an electronic ALL MODE 4x4i system, which automatically switches between four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive to save fuel or improve grip depending on the situation. Drivers can also manually change the mode in case the system gets it wrong. Nissan says the new X-Trail is better than before at off-roading, too.

The car can monitor the road surface for bumps and then a computer system changes the suspension to make the ride more comfortable. Plus, the car can add engine braking when slowing down to a halt to make stopping safer and easier.
Renault and Nissan have a partnership to share lots of mechanical parts, so the Nissan X-Trail could share some aspects with the upcoming Renault range. Family cars like the Renault Espace, Renault Scenic, and Renault Laguna could also use some of the technology on display in the X-Trail.

2014 Nissan X Trail Interior

The rear doors of the new X-Trail open to an unusually wide 80-degree angle for easy access, which makes it clear that practicality is this car’s main selling point. The rear legroom is longer than before too, thanks to the whole car being longer. The boot floor can be partitioned into upper and lower sections, too.


2014 Nissan X Trail Engine

Speaking of the power train, the 2014 Nissan X Trail will be equipped with 2.0 L diesel engine, the same one used in the first generation model. This four-cylinder engine can produce 150 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque. It is coupled to front-wheel drive and 6-speed manual transmission. Its fuel consumption is estimated at 27 mpg in the city, 37.9 mpg on the highway and 33.1 mpg combined. Beside this engine, there will be other petrol and diesel options, too. However, there is also possibility of releasing electric hybrid version.


2014 Nissan X Trail Price

We expect more details before the end of this year, we expect that pricing information will be announced closer to the launch date. The entry-level model will probably cost about � 27,000, in order to compete with its rivals.

Release date

While the updated Qashqai that this new X-Trail is based on will be launched in early next year, the new Nissan X-Trail won’t be available until July 2014– so those after a seven-seater Nissan will need to wait until next summer.

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