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Diesel engine: Nissan’s popular X-Trail range expands

Nissan’s popular X-Trail range has expanded with the arrival of the range-topping TL diesel variant – and it is on sale now.

Offering strong acceleration early when you need it most, the new 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine has 35 per cent more power and almost 20 per cent more torque than its 1.6 litre diesel predecessor.

Available in two grades including the entry TS and high-spec TL, the efficient 2.0 litre turbo-diesel, four-wheel drive with Xtronic CVT automatic transmission – and eco mode – sips from as little as 6.0 litres per 100 kilometres, thanks in part to the idle start/stop feature which comes as standard equipment.

“There is still an appetite for diesel, and offering a diesel engine in not only important for us but for Nissan X-Trail buyers,” says Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.

“The X-Trail range has sold well since the May update, and with the base model TS diesel available since June, we are excited to have the full diesel range now on sale.

“With a strong grade walk, whether it be petrol or diesel, the X-Trail range offers something for everyone,” he said.

Now with three engine choices, the diesel engine sits alongside 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre petrol alternatives.

Nissan’s X-Trail range starts with a 2.0 litre two-wheel drive petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission.

The larger, and more popular 2.5 litre engine has a higher 126kW of power and 226Nm of torque, and is fitted exclusively with the same CVT transmission as its diesel sibling.

Standard across the range, the X-Trail is fitted with Intelligent Emergency Braking, with the range topping Ti petrol and TL diesel also having pedestrian detection.

The TS features front, front-side and side curtain SRS airbags, and also comes with vehicle dynamic control with traction control, forward collision warning and two ISOFIX anchor points in the second row.

The TL also includes blind spot warning (BSW) and lane departure warning (LDW).

Inside, the Nissan X-Trail comes with an impressive list of comfort and safety features, with the TL including a rearview camera with predictive path technology, an Intelligent Around-View® monitor with moving object detection, sat nav and cruise control – as well as black or tan leather-accented trim.

 

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