The Nissan X Trail set to cover some of the most treacherous South African landscape
|   Thursday, August 23, 2012
Nissan is again set to prove itself as a premium segment SUV manufacturer with the Nissan X Trail making an epic journey all the way around the Lesotho border. Nissan is set to sponsor two teams on two 2.0 L dCi XE 4 x 2 Nissan X Trails to point out the exact fuel efficiency of the premium sector SUV.

The X Trail is a practical vehicle and it offers performance, space, ride ability and fuel efficiency of a premium segment SUV. Nissan has plans to take this event a step further with the inclusion of a novice team along with an expert team that is meant to prove that not only is the X Trail meant for the expert drivers, but also for normal people using it daily.


The expert team will be headed by economy run champion Willie Nel, who will try to extract the maximum possible mileage out of the vehicle. The Nissan X Trail is powered by a 2.0 liter XE 4 x 2 dCi diesel engine connected to a six speed manual transmission. Nissan has six models in the X Trail lineup and every single one is meant for performance and returns high mileage figures.

The X Trail has a great balance of power, fuel efficiency, space, and comfort and ride quality and the SUV runs 100 km on a mere 6.5 liter of diesel. Co2 emission figures are close to 171 g/km and it is comparatively low in the segment.

The Nissan X Trail was the top selling SUV and was at the top of the list for seven consecutive years. The X Trail also brings in a certain level of class and sophistication along with itself in the segment.

Nissan is highly experienced in the field of SUVs and with the different features it has installed in the X Trail brings out the comfort level and usability of the vehicle. The New X Trail has an increased ground clearance of 203 mm and features 17 inch rims. Other luxury features include air conditioning, climate control, power windows, multipurpose steering wheel and Bluetooth and WI-FI connectivity.

The X Trail is a four wheel drive vehicle and it features complete media support with an advanced high performance audio device installed in the vehicle and a 7 inch touch screen multipurpose display.

The X Trail is also high in space and as a result its boot space is perfect for off road experiences and road trips as well. The rear seats on the vehicle can be folded to achieve maximum space and the car has advanced features like drive stability, ABS, Isofix and six air bags.

The 1000 km trip is set to begin on 16th August at Harrismith and the route covers an anti clockwise trip around the Lesotho border. There are certain pit stops along the way and the route covers some of the highest mountain peaks of South Africa along the way.

Nissan plans to set up the X Trail as a commuter vehicle after this trip and hence it has been focusing on the car's fuel efficiency with the global crude oil price increase.
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