Nissan X-Trail Gets Further Class Appeal

With New 1.6 DIG-T Petrol Engine

  • Nissan introduces new 1.6 litre DIG-T 163PS (160bhp) petrol engine to X-Trail line-up
  • Advanced turbocharged engine combines performance, fuel efficiency and low emissions
  • Available now across all X-Trail model grades


Nissan is extending its award-winning X-Trail range with the addition of a new 1.6 litre DIG-T 163PS petrol engine, delivering one of the most advanced and fuel-efficient petrol engines in its class.


Sitting alongside the existing 1.6 litre dCi 130PS diesel engine and already a popular choice in the Qashqai range, the X-Trail's new four-cylinder petrol powerplant features advanced turbocharging technology designed to combine sharp performance with low CO2 and exceptional fuel economy.


Fully compliant with the latest European emissions legislations - Euro6 - which comes in to force this September, fuel consumption for the Visia and Acenta models is an impressive 6.2L/100km* (45.6mpg), while CO2 emissions are just 145g/km. In terms of performance, the new X-Trail DIG-T can sprint from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 9.7 second and has a top speed of 200km/h (124mph).


The new unit achieves 163PS at 5,600rpm and 240Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,000rpm and is offered in two-wheel drive form only with a six-speed manual transmission fitted as standard. This highly capable engine further readies the X-Trail for adventure, with towing capacity of 1800kg**.


These impressive figures highlight Nissan's downsizing philosophy and demonstrate that large capacity is not necessary to deliver strong acceleration and in-gear flexibility. 


Building on Nissan's Crossover success, the new X-Trail DIG-T 163 is equipped with a Start/Stop ignition system and delivers the kind of smooth, responsive and high quality driving experience that Nissan customers have come to expect.  Practicality also remains with the X-Trail's best-in-class passenger seating with its sliding and reclining second row as standard.


The new petrol powered X-Trail is available to pre-order now and on sale from September from Nissan dealers across Europe, in all standard grades, with Acenta, N-TEC and Tekna also offering seven seater options.


To explore the award-winning Nissan X-Trail and book a test drive, visit your local media Newsroom or contact your local dealer.


* Figure stated is for models with 17" alloy wheels. X-Trail DIG-T 163 with 19" alloy wheels is 6.4L/100km

** Towing capacity stated as tested at 12% incline




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Notes To Editors


About Nissan in Europe

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,600 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last calendar year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 675,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, small cars, SUVs, commercial vehicles and electric vehicles, including the Nissan LEAF, the world's most popular electric vehicle with 96% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers a strong line-up of 23 diverse and innovative models in Europe under the Nissan and Datsun brands.


About Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.

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