This four-cylinder engine produces up to130 kW of power with maximum torque of 380 Nm at a relatively high 2000 rpm. There should be good torque below the peak figure, something we will comment on when we can get ourselves behind the wheel of one.
The powerplant is also offered in the entry X-Trail TS. It drives to all four wheels through a CVT automatic transmission.
Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester, tells us, “The X-Trail range has sold well since the May update, and with the base model TS diesel available since June, we are excited to have the full diesel range now on sale.
Now with three engine choices, the diesel engine sits alongside 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol units in the X-Trail range. The petrols can be specified with 2WD or 4WD, the diesel is 4WD only.
Safety is a strong feature of the Nissan SUV, standard across the range, it has fitted with Intelligent emergency Braking, with the range topping Ti petrol and TL diesel also having pedestrian detection.
Nissan X-TRAIL Pricing (MSRP*)
X-TRAIL ST 2WD Petrol 6MT $28,490
X-TRAIL ST 2WD Petrol Auto $30,990
X-TRAIL ST-L 2WD Petrol Auto $37,090
Petrol 2WD – Seven Seats
X-TRAIL ST 2WD Petrol Auto $32,490
X-TRAIL ST-L 2WD Petrol Auto $38,590
X-TRAIL ST 4WD Petrol Auto $32,990
X-TRAIL ST-L 4WD Petrol Auto $39,090
X-TRAIL TI 4WD Petrol Auto $44,790
X-TRAIL TS 4WD Auto $35,990
X-TRAIL TL 4WD Auto $47,790