Heading into 2019 with emissions standards getting stricter, Nissan have updated the powertrain range available on the popular X-Trail.
Two new engines are available, offering more efficiency with reduced Co2 emissions and improves fuel economy across the new range. One of the new engines is Petrol, one diesel, both linked to two transmission options. A six-speed manual, or the all-new seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) automatic. As always, the X-trail is still available in 2WD for those that rarely go off road and 4WD for those that need the added traction.
Jean-Philippe Roux, general manager, crossovers, Nissan Europe, commented: “The Nissan X-Trail is now better than ever thanks to a completely new range of powertrains. No matter what your adventure is, there’s an X-Trail for you.”
The new diesel engine is slightly bigger than the previous diesel, now a 1.7-litre dCi 150PS unit. This engine is available in “WD or 4WD and will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The new 1.3-litre 160PS petrol engine offers more power, but is only available with the 2WD set up and the Dual Clutch Transmission.
Nissan have refined the DCT system, making the drive sportier with a more direct dynamic experience. The DCT features electrical on-demand cooling and electro-mechanic gear actuation to improve efficiency. It provides clear benefits to customers – both private and fleet – as the driver experiences an immediate gear shift with no power interruptions. The absence of a torque converter creates a more direct driving feeling, making it more fun to drive.
All new X-Trail powertrains meet the latest Euro6d-Temp emissions standard.