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  • ne of two global Nissan crossover SUV designs announced today, along with Nissan Rogue
  • New X-TRAIL builds on Nissan’s 4×4 heritage and the company’s crossover leadership
  • Stylish, comfortable and quiet, yet…
  • … highly capable off-road for every adventure
  • Fully connected via new NissanConnect system with suite of applications
  • Nissan Safety Shield with an extended range of safety features
  • Premium design and technology:
    o Full length panoramic sunroof
    o Two and four-wheel drive options
  • Seven seat option and flexible luggage area

FRANKFURT, Germany (10 September 2013) – Muscular, modern and packed with technology, the new Nissan X-TRAIL has made its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Building on Nissan’s respected 4×4 heritage but adding world-leading crossover know-how, the new X-TRAIL re-defines the compact SUV segment.

The US version, called the Nissan Rogue, made its world debut today. As a high-volume global growth product built on the new jointly-developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture, it is projected to be available in 190 countries around the world.

At the same time as enhancing its predecessor’s go-anywhere credibility, new X-TRAIL takes inspiration from Nissan’s market-leading crossovers – Qashqai, JUKE and Murano – to create the ultimate, all weather, highly capable, modern family vehicle.

New X-TRAIL is just as tough and accomplished as the previous generation model, but adds crossover style and efficiency, exciting design, innovative technology and exceptional comfort to set a new benchmark in the fiercely competitive C-SUV market.

A hugely important car for Nissan, X-TRAIL will be built at nine different manufacturing sites around the world for a vast array of markets, with other market versions also revealed today. After its global reveal, new X-TRAIL will be launched in the first quarter of 2014 with worldwide sales starting in July 2014.

Globally, its predecessor was one of the company’s biggest selling vehicles and the new version is expected to make a significant contribution to Nissan Power 88, the company’s mid-term business plan covering fiscal years 2011-2016.

New X-TRAIL in detail

Design

The design brief behind new X-TRAIL was to blend the sleek and stylish lines of a modern crossover with the robust appeal of a typical SUV. In place of the rugged, squared off lines of the previous generation, new X-TRAIL has a premium and dynamic appearance.

Sculptured muscular lines create a distinctive silhouette framed by elegant curves and high wheel arches and feature a number of Nissan signature cues such as the ‘boomerang’ rear lights, structured headlights with LED daytime running lamps and the characteristic D-pillar shape. LED headlights – for both high and low beams – are standard on high grade models while 19-inch alloy wheels also give new X-TRAIL an imposing look.

Inside, premium features include chrome, geometric metallic and piano black finishes. Options include a sophisticated cloth fabric covering plus a full leather offering with contrasting stitch accents. The spacious interior has theatre-style seating and the option of two extra seats to make room for seven inside.

Practical touches include rear side doors that open to almost 80 degrees – far wider than normal – to allow not just easy access but also to ease the loading and unloading of a child’s safety seat. Middle row seat comfort has been improved thanks to extra knee room generated by the longer wheelbase and the new front seats having more heavily sculpted seat backs.

The middle row seats recline and slide while, where fitted, the third row folds forward to increase luggage space.

Helpful touches include, for example, a large between-the-seats console box. The box itself is large enough to take an iPad or 10-inch tablet.

The versatility pioneered in the previous model goes further in new X-TRAIL thanks to a smart and innovative double load floor providing flexible storage options.

The cargo area can be portioned into upper and lower areas in a simple single-handed move. In its top most position, the board can hold up to 10 kilograms of luggage, or 75 kilograms in its lower position. This split cargo solution enables the user to store, for example, a stroller and large items below while creating a fully usable upper load surface for smaller, lighter items.

In addition, access to the luggage area has also been made as easy as possible with remote operation of the power tailgate.

The result is a dynamic mix of progressive exterior styling with a spacious, functional and high quality interior.

Technology

New X-TRAIL will be one of the most advanced cars on the road when sales start next year. Fully connected, X-TRAIL is the first model to benefit from the latest generation NissanConnect in-car navigation, information and entertainment system. Drivers will also benefit from a comprehensive suite of assistance features that make up the X-Trail’s Nissan Safety Shield system.

As has become expected practice from Nissan, all the features have practical benefits to make life easier for the driver and occupants.

New NissanConnect is one of the foremost examples of Nissan’s engineering innovation. In its latest form, NissanConnect has evolved to offer Smartphone connectivity, to keep owners connected to the outside world wherever their journey takes them. With access to a projected range of apps covering music, social networking, entertainment and travel through a large, 7-inch colour touch screen, the new NissanConnect is a the perfect fit for new X-TRAIL.

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