Nissan X TRAIL MPV Called TRAIL years ago, at school, there was a adolescent guy called Bradley. Now Bradley was about 6-feet tall, was adequately lanky, and was as white as archetype paper. Yet somehow he managed to be blacker than Fiddy Cent. You see, his cap was consistently backwards, his agreeable repertoire comprised every rap song anytime written, and his jeans were baggier than a abrasion cutting a tuxedo.
Engine choices are also changed from two to one as only a 2-litre petrol engine is available. This is the MR20DE 4-cylinder engine, different from the one in the first X-Trail which had a QR-series engine. The all-aluminium MR engine series was jointly developed by Nissan and Renault and is used in the French carmaker’s models too. The 2-litre version for the new X-Trail produces 139 bhp/198 Nm and has enhanced efficiency with variable valve timing. It’s actually the same RON95-compatible engine as found in the Sylphy (but tweaked for enhanced torque) and like the sedan, it also uses Nissan’s XTRONIC CVT with 6 speeds.
The SUV’s engine and transmission also ensure superior fuel economy. Tests have shown that the X-Trail’s average fuel consumption is a healthy 14km per litre (Japan 10-15 mode) - and this is comparable to that of many sedans on the road today.
Type 4 cylinder inline, 16 valve, DOHC and CVTC
Displacement (cc) 1498
Bore x stroke (mm) 78.0 x 78.4
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Max. output (PS / rpm) 109/6000
Max. torque (kg-m/rpm) 15.1 / 4400
ECCS fuel system
Transmission M / T 5-speed
Steering Rack & wings with EPS
Front McPherson strut with stabilizer
Rear torsion beam with stabilizer
Ventilated front discs
Length x width x height (mm) 4420 x 1690 x 1595
Wheelbase (mm) 2600
Ground clearance (mm) 185
Sidewalk weight (kg) 1185
Min. turning radius (m) 5.3 m
85/65 R15 tire size
Monocoque construction body
Fuel tank capacity (L) 52.4 L