Common Name: X-Trail
Engine: I4 DOHC (QR25DE)
Horsepower: 180 hp / 6000 rpm
Torque: 25.0 kgm / 4000 rpm
Dimensions: 4630 mm x 1785 mm x 1770 mm
Wheelbase: 2630 mm
Weight: 1480 kg
Model Number: 075
Made In: China
The Nissan X-Trail is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan since 2001. It is Nissan’s first crossover SUV and was released at the same time as several companies introduced car-based compact SUVs including Ford with their Escape and its Mazda Tribute sibling, Hyundai with their Santa Fe and GM with their Pontiac Aztek.
The X-Trail is positioned below the truck-based Xterra and Pathfinder. The second-generation X-Trail, launched in 2007, did not arrive to Canada and United States, where it was replaced by the Rogue. The Rogue shares the same platform as the second-generation X-Trail and is very similar to the Qashqai.
Slightly bigger that the previous model, it is based on the Nissan C platform. This X-Trail appeared in Europe in the first part of the 2007 and towards the end of the year in Australia, but not in the United States and Canada where it was replaced by the Rogue.
Available only in the Japanese market is the SR20VET that produces 206kW (280hp). The Australian model is powered by a QR25DE 2.5L 4-cylinder engine initially producing 132kW (177hp) From January 2006, the Australian-spec engine was detuned to 123kW (169hp). Also available is the QR20DE 4-cylinder engine, producing 103kW (140hp) or 110kW (150hp) with manual or automatic transmission. The biggest selling engine in the UK is the YD22DDTi, a 2.2 litre turbo-charged common-rail diesel. The X-Trail has had three model revisions, the Series 1 and Series 2 (using Nissan FF-S platform) and the imminent Series 3 (using Nissan/Renault C platform). There were various cosmetic and engineering changes made between series 1 and 2 but the series 3 is all new despite a similar appearance with new engines apart from the 2.5L which has been retained.