The Nissan X Trail car was launched in 2001 to replace the Nissan Rasheen. It was designed to be a 4 door off-road Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
The first generation of X Trail was manufactured between 2001 and 2007. This generation was also known as X Trail Classic and was available with a 2.5l petrol or 2.2l turbo diesel engine and could come as a 2 or 4 wheel drive. It also had 4 speed automatic or 5 and 6 speed manual gears.
Between 2001 and 2004 Nissan X Trail cars were available in the UK in S, Sport and SE+ models. These models had full electric windows, electric adjustable door mirrors, climate control, CD player, 4 airbags and remote control central locking. The models were revised in 2004 and 2006.
The second generation of Nissan Trail cars commenced production in 2007 and are still being manufactured. It was first on show at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007 and went on sale towards the end of that year. The second generation X Trail was slightly larger than its earlier version and has a 2.5l petrol or 2.0 l diesel engine. It has a 6 speed manual gearbox and is also available as a 7 speed automatic.
The X Trail was given a facelift in August 2010 to alter the shape and interior slightly. A hydrogen fuel cell model, called the X Trail FCV, is available on lease to businesses.
Achievements and Benefits
The most popular of Nissan X Trail car in the UK is the one with a 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine. Providing good value for money, used Nissan X Trail cars are a popular choice for those seeking high quality, good performance and reliability.