Role Replacement – Nissan X-Trail Generations Comparison – Car Engine

Photo: Balázs Stefler and Gergely Lővei

Nissan launched the X-Trail SUV in 2,000, which retained its angular appearance at the turn of the generation 7 years later, just inflating the dimensions. In the 2013 generation, we got to know the current form of the car, with a slightly redesigned internal division with unchanged exterior dimensions. This car is nearing the end of its career, with a new generation of electrified drives already available in the rest of the world coming to Europe next summer, but we have yet to test the final version of the current model. Meanwhile, only the 158-horsepower turbo engine, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and front-wheel drive are available.

Spectacular brown leather upholstery on the instrument panel, comfortable footrest in center console

It is common for the start to be controlled very comically by the shift control electronics, the person chooses the direction of travel, then nothing happens – if we are not on a flat road, the X-Trail starts to roll – and then we start gently. If someone doesn’t wait for the moment to start and gives you gas, you can immediately grab the steering wheel with both hands. Unusually strong driving effects are felt on the otherwise well-grip steering wheel, and interestingly, the traction control doesn’t even interfere with the squeaking wheels. Once in progress, the accelerator pedal can be used to control when the transmission is shifted, and thanks to the torque engine, it is seldom enough to shift back several gears. The 1.3-liter turbo engine runs quietly and smoothly, and is in good power, with a test average of 9.2 l / 100 km in mixed use – the latter makes you cry back on diesel.

With an extended seat, it can fit in the back of an average adult, the handrail is now inaccessible. Part of the cargo area is hidden under the floor. The upholstery is striking in three colors

The X-Trail came with a top-notch, ie Tekna equipment. Surcharges can be paid for the 7-seater interior (HUF 300,000), the ProPilot (HUF 150,000) driver support system and painting (metal HUF 190,000, mother-of-pearl HUF 220,000), and the 3-year / 100,000 km warranty on the base price can be extended 10 years / 150,000 km for HUF 799,900.

As an end-of-life model, no diesel, no manual transmission, no all-wheel drive is available for the current generation. Some people can’t give up on these…

WHAT, CAMPING
To the greatest satisfaction of our mountain bike hobby photographer, Balázs Stefler, he uses his car, bought in 2009, which not only transports him a bike, as the inside is big enough to sleep in. tools as well as a camp shower. You also need all-wheel drive to reach your destination, from where you then drive on. He likes the manual transmission diesel engine better, he can schedule the start better than the new car with the DCT transmission, and the rear of the body is no longer spacious enough for his needs. The rear seat of the new X-Trail offers as much space in the home position as the old one, but in this case the luggage space is smaller, reaching its old size when the seat bench is pulled forward; there is no room left for the mattress.

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I LIKED IT
• quiet and powerful engine
• rich equipment
• spacious cabin

I DID NOT LIKE
• driving influence on the steering wheel
• DCT transmission slow start / reversal

SUMMARY
The current X-Trail is a routine rider, the price is accordingly very favorable, although we do not have a choice in terms of powertrain. With its spacious passenger compartment, quiet engine and finely working DCT transmission, it is an unobtrusive companion to everyday life, but the 19-inch rim already tends to push us back into Hungarian reality.

Nissan X-Trail DiG-T 160 DCT
Total stroke volume: 1332 cm3
Cylinders / valves: S4 / 16 turbo
Max. Power: 116 kW (158 hp) 5500 / min
Max. Torque: 270 Nm 1800-3750 / min
Hossz./szél./mag.: 4690/1820/1740 mm
Wheelbase: 2705 mm
Track front / rear: 1585/1585 mm
Turning distance: 11.2 m
Net weight / load capacity: 1581/599 kg
Luggage compartment: 565-1996 l
Fuel tank: 60 l
Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 11.5 s
Maximum speed: 194 km / h
Average consumption (WLTP): 7.1-7.3 l / 100 km
Test consumption: 9.2 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions: 161-166 g / km
The base price of the model: HUF 9,280,000


Source: Autó-Motor by www.automotor.hu.

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