The Nissan X-Trail may be considered the older brother of the Nissan Qashqai. It belongs to the D-SUV segment and their skills are more focused on asphalt with a high level of comfort to travel to escape the mountain far asphalt and roads in a correct state. In addition, adds a third row of seats with two armchairs compact we can remove a trouble on occasion, but, to tell the truth, are not recommended for use during long journeys.
The case is that approaching half of its life cycle and the Japanese brand is already preparing an Update for this SUV. Arrival to the market is planned for next year 2017 and, as usual, there will be slight cosmetic changes in bumpers, maybe slight modifications to headlights and pilots, new designs of rims and some changes in the cockpit that improve their internal quality.
This car already has the famous and full coat of arms of intelligent protection of the mark, which was released with the second generation of the Nissan Qashqai, so in terms of technology is concerned, surely only improve connectivity, and infotainment system by adding a driving assistance system more.
On the other hand, as our British colleagues from AutoExpress, are running the updated Nissan X-Trail it will premiere a new diesel engine that will be the top. This will appeal to a block of 2 litres of rail common and, how not, to what overfeeding by turbo. Apparently, a senior brand revealed to the British media that the new engines will yield a maximum output of 190 HP.
Currently the engine with increased performance in the Nissan X-Trail is 1.6 turbo gasoline with 163 HP, being the top in the family 1.6 130 HP diesel. With this move, Nissan aims to reach a public that demands a greater amount of power, because currently this SUV sold 40 percent of its units in the highest trim level, the Tekna, so customers didn’t you too invest a few hundred euros more in order to have a higher power.
Thus, the Nissan X-Trail will compete in virtually equal mechanical models as the new Seat Ateca, although it is unknown if the new 2-liter 190 HP come with manual or automatic transmission, traction front or integrated, or they may combine.
Source – AutoExpress