Nissan X-Trail gets new efficient engines  12 | 04 | 2019

    NISSAN HAS FITTED a pair of new engines — one petrol, and one diesel — plus an all-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, into its X-Trail crossover. The package delivers reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy. Prices at Scottish dealerships start at £26,590 for the 1.3 petrol, and £25,795 for the diesel in 2WD; the 4WD diesel starts at £28,995. (Related: Scots first off the mark with new Leaf)

    Buyers can now choose from either a 1.7-litre four-cylinder diesel or 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol, both of which have already been used elsewhere in the Renault-Nissan Alliance line-up; namely the Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar SUVs.


    Producing 148bhp and 340Nm of torque, the X-Trail’s new 1.7-litre diesel engine replaces the SUV’s old 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel. In standard front-wheel drive, and mated to a six-speed manual transmission, Nissan says it will return 41.5mpg and emit 137–143g/km CO2.


    The new diesel engine will also be available a a four-wheel drive model. Fuel figures drop to 39.8mpg and CO2 emissions rise to 151–154g/km.

    The new petrol engine is a 1.3-litre DIG-T 160 PS unit, is available only in 2WD and with the dual clutch transmission. With performance similar to the 1.6-litre petrol it replaces, the new 1.3 returns 33.2mpg at the pumps and emits 145–154g/km CO2.


    “The Nissan X-Trail is now better than ever thanks to a completely new range of powertrains,” Jean-Philippe Roux, general manager, crossovers, Nissan Europe, said. “No matter what your adventure is, there’s an X-Trail for you.”

    Related: 2018 Nissan Leaf starts from £21,990

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    Jim McGill

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