Car reviews - Nissan - X-Trail - Ti 5-dr wagon
Don't be fooled by the new Nissan X-Trail's same-same exterior design
11 Apr 2008
IT MAY not look too different, but the second-generation Nissan X-Trail has an interesting story to tell if you need a comfortable, accommodating, economical and versatile family SUV. Frankly, we didn’t expect to be impressed after the same-same design and unremarkable (though extremely functional) cabin presentation, but persistence with this compact SUV shows it up to be an extremely capable and likeable package. And we doubt you will find a more frugal petrol-powered ‘auto’ in this class if you choose the uncannily smooth CVT version either.
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Who would have thought that a Volvo 740 Estate-esque compact SUV with good ground clearance and a male-skewed action ad campaign would become such a success? That’s exactly what Nissan’s first car-based compact SUV achieved.
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