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Nissan's latest X-Trail matures to become a well rounded family SUV
7 Nov 2014
THE third-generation Nissan X-Trail launched in Australia in April this year with a smoother, more modern design than the boxy one it had carried for the previous 13 years.
With its moncoque body the new-gen X-Trail has been built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s all-new ‘Common Modular Platform’ and longer, taller and wider than the model it replaced making for extra room for occupants.
Sitting above the new Qashqai and below the Murano in Nissan’s refreshed SUV range, the entry model ST 2.0 two-wheel drive X-Trail wears a price tag of $27,990 plus on-road costs while the range topping Ti four-wheel drive sells for $44,680.
At the launch Nissan projected that 40 per cent of buyers would opt for the latter, which is the one we climbed into as we embarked on a mission to find out if this modern X-Trail was a good as its new looks.
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