Car reviews - Nissan - X-Trail - Ti 5-dr wagon
4 Apr 2002
THE expansive and quite unusual split-level X-Trail dash has the instrument panel mounted in its centre, allowing the driver to adjust the steering wheel height to a suitable position without fear of obscuring the important gauges. Rather than use digital readouts, Nissan has gone with conventional analogue gauges for the speedometer (to 230km/h), tachometer (redline 6500rpm) and fuel level and coolant temperature. Different materials are used across the dash, including cloth trim on the upper portion's outer extremities and strong metallic influences throughout. Lots of hard plastic is there, too, along with a number of useful storage compartments.
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Did you know?Putting the instruments in the centre released space for a driver's "phone box" - a lidded storage box big enough to take 12 CDs and which incorporates a 12-volt power socket so a mobile phone can be stashed and simultaneously charged
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