Nissan has unveiled the latest iteration of their long selling crossover, the X-Trail at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The seven-seater crossover has taken its inspiration from Nissans Qashqai, Juke and the Murano with the company describing it as ‘the ultimate all weather modern family vehicle’.
The vehicle has been built in collaboration with long-time ally Renault on their newly developed Common Modular Platform (CMF) and is expected to be sold in over 190 countries. The company has given this SUV a wide range of technological updates like Nissan’s Active Ride Control that will control the cars damping to compensate at bad roads. The X-Trail will also feature Active Trace Control, which will reduce understeer by constantly monitoring speed, steering, throttle and braking.
The X-Trail, for the first time, will also be available with seven seats, improved interiors and equipment levels. LED headlights will be standard on high grade models while 19-inch alloy wheels will be available as an option. Nissan have also claimed to have greatly reduced the vehicle’s weight to complement its new aerodynamic shape.
The company hasn’t revealed any information on the engine but the crossover is likely to get the current 2.0-litre diesel engine with manual and automatic transmissions options. Since Nissan sells the current X-Trial in India (as a CBU) we are sure to get this crossover once it has been launched.