The 5 things you need to know about the 2017 Nissan X-Trail
What engines and transmissions can you get?
The two petrol engines carry over in the 2017 X-Trail range but the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit is new for the X-Trail. Delivering 130kW (35% more power) at 3750rpm and a peak torque of 380Nm (18% more torque) from 2000rpm. It drinks 6.0L/100km (claimed combined). The diesel motor is only available with the Xtronic transmission and with 4WD, and it replaces the outgoing 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, which produced 96kW of power and 320Nm of torque.
The two petrol motors are a 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre four-cylinder with the 2.0L unit available exclusively in the entry-level ST with six-speed manual in 2WD only, while the bigger 2.5L engine is only available with a CVT but can be had in both 2WD and 4WD.
In addition to 2WD or 4WD, all X-trails is Intelligent Ride Control which monitors the road surface to detect undulations which could potentially upset the ride and makes subtle adjustments to the engine’s torque to compensate. Intelligent Engine Brake is fitted to all 2.5-litre-powered, CVT-equipped variants, and improves the engine braking while cornering or when decelerating.
The X-Trail also features Intelligent Trace Control (ITC), which applies braking force where necessary when cornering. Fitted to all X-Trail variants, it uses on-board sensors to monitor speed, steering angle, throttle opening and braking effort and brakes wheels individually, as required, to reduce understeer and help the driver steer a safer path through bends; it is particularly effective on slippery, wet roads.