2014 Nissan X-Trail was officially unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 (65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung). The new model comes with a completely changed design, a new interior and a new platform.
The 2014 Nissan X-Trail SUV aims to redefine its segment and comes with a number of special elements, among which we mention the availability of a panoramic sunroof that has a length equal to the ceiling, the new NissanConnect multimedia system and the availability of a version with seven seats.
2014 Nissan X-Trail – Design & Engine
Nissan X-Trail received a replacement at the IAA in Frankfurt. The new Japanese SUV is the first model to benefit from the Common Module Family architecture developed by Nissan along with Renault . The new platform combines a fresh design and an equally new interior.
The commercial debut of the 2014 Nissan X-Trail will be the first quarter of next year, the first units will be delivered in July. The new model plays an important role in the Power 88 strategy, which dictates the future of Nissan in fiscal years 2011-2016.
The generation that the new X-Trail it replaces is one of the best selling vehicles in the Asian manufacturer’s range. Unlike the old model, Nissan emphasized the modern design and completed the model with a number of elements that would increase the level of sophistication. The new SUV borrows several elements from the Hi Cross Concept, featuring decorative chrome, black protective plastic and spoiler.
In the process of developing the new generation 2014 Nissan X-Trail, the Nissan engineers had targeted the best values in class for fuel economy, ecology and sophistication. Thus, they reduced the mass of the new model by all possible means and optimized aerodynamics to obtain a good performance outside the city roads.
Under the bonnet we find the 2.5 -liter four-cylinder engine, capable of 185 horsepower performance and 244 Nm of torque, combined with a CVT transmission. There will also be a hybrid engine: a 2.0- liter direct injection petrol engine and an electric motor, which according to Nissan, has the same performance as the 2.5-liter engine but a lower fuel consumption , lower emissions and less weight . The hybrid engine is combined with an XTRONIC CVT transmission.
The 2014 Nissan X-Trail prices have not yet been announced, but more details will be released soon. We expect it to cost around £27,000 (€30,000) for the entry-level model.
Nissan’s intention to become the top Asian car brand across Europe by 2016 is on track as already it can claim number one status in key markets such as the UK, France, Spain and Italy. “Despite the down turn in the overall market, Nissan attained record market share last year and we are on target to match that achievement in 2013,” said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for Nissan in Europe.
Combining striking design with an advanced premium interior, the Friend-Me concept car is a fascinating exploration of how the car of the future may look. Designed using the same process that sparked Nissan’s range of game-changing crossovers, Friend-Me showcases Nissan’s next-generation design language and explores the possibilities of a fully-connected, fully-interactive cabin.
Created around the needs and desires of permanently online passengers, Friend-Me integrates passengers into every journey, positioning itself as a hub for information and entertainment.
Nissan’s drive to offer customers even more choice takes another step forward at Frankfurt with the introduction of a bold new personalisation programme. Following a highly successful introduction on the Juke range, Nissan is further expanding the initiative to include new Note and new Micra. As part of the expanded programme, Juke buyers have even more accessories and colour options to choose from, with almost limitless possibilities. To accompany the launch of the new programme, Nissan is also introducing an innovative new 3D web configurator that offers buyers the opportunity to preview their dream design through every possible angle.
2014 Nissan X-Trail Video
2014 Nissan X-Trail photo gallery – Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 Live
2014 Nissan X-Trail at IAA 2013