In Nigeria, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) or Crossovers maintain a special place in the hearts of many auto enthusiasts. And this is because apart from being a status symbol, it is also a Go-Anywhere Vehicle.

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So, buying a Crossover/SUV is synonymous with buying a vehicle that will be up to multi-tasking irrespective of the weather, road or occasion.

But the big question has always been what is the SUV/Crossover to settle for? The Nissan X-Trail readily comes to mind because of its improved features and offerings that suit the Nigerian road conditions.

If you are used to the old reliable workhorse, or you yearn for an SUV that will not disappoint, then there is an urgent need for you to up your game with the Nissan X-Trail, with its consistent brand promise and low maintenance commitment. It is distributed in Nigeria by Stallion Motors and has quickly emerged as one of the popular models.

A typical Off-roader, the Nissan X-Trail has now been positioned as a Crossover SUV that can still perform its Off-Road capabilities and offer the stability and luxury of a sedan. So, whether for Off-Road or On-Road, the new 2020 Nissan X-Trail is a vehicle to consider.

Tech available includes rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if there’s a car coming when you’re reversing out of a parking space) and upgraded autonomous emergency braking.

The X-Trail comes in either 5-Seater or 7-Seater versions, with options of 4WD or 2WD making it an appealing alternative to an MPV, and one that Nissan suggests can allow an entire family to go adventuring together.

With the Nissan X Trail SUV, you can easily synch up with Nissan Connect, putting the world at your fingertips. The Navigation and Mobile Apps are there for all your music, Facebook and Online Google Search, as Nissan says X-Trail is your smartphone’s best friend.

There is also a 15-watt wireless smart phone charger on the centre console, which also features both USB-C and USB Type-A charging ports.

Though heavily built, the Nissan X Trail is more compact than its predecessor measuring 4,648mm in length and 1,839mm in width compared to the last one’s respective dimensions of 4,690mm and 1,830mm.  Irrespective of it length and width, it maintains a wheelbase of 2,705mm.

Interior vehicle changes see the Japanese automaker making thicker steering-wheel and the use of more attractive nicer-feeling materials throughout the new X Trail. This, Nissan Motor Corporation tags- ‘Family Hub’ approach.

Nissan has also improved the convenience and comfort in the vehicle as the rear doors open up to 90 degrees for easy entry and exit no matter the person’s body size.

Going on a family trip or on an expedition, life is made much easier with the charming Nissan X-Trail, as you only need to swing your foot under the centre of the bumper with your intelligent key in your pocket and the liftgate will open in seconds.

Also, the passage of things back and forth from the front and rear has been made much smarter with the incorporation of Centre-console design. The rear doors can be unlocked separately from the front ones via Nissan’s Intelligent Key. According to Nissan, the NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats reduce fatigue.

There’s a 10.8-inch head-up display, a new fully customizable seven- or 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a nine-inch floating touch screen infotainment system with Rear View Monitor and Intelligent Around View Monitor, all enhancing safety and comfort.

The X Trail also features the Nissan Safety Shield facilitating features like emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-departure warning.

Powering the Nissan X-Trail is a 2.5-litre DOHC engine capable of 181hp at 6,000rpm and 245Nm of torque at 3,600rpm. This comes mated to a CVT auto transmission. The Nissan X-Trail is undoubtedly occupying a significant part of the hearts of many Nigerian auto patrons.

The Head Sales & Marketing for Nissan Motor Nigeria, Mr. Amit Sharma says “Nisan X Trail has all it takes to make an impressive impact in the market” as the company offers comprehensive warranty and reliable after-sales back-up for all Nissan vehicles it distributes. Post COVID-19, we are taking utmost care to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees. If you look at the servicing side, we have been taking about two cars, so that the parking bay is never overcrowded. There are specific points for sanitation, which are done on the interior and exterior of the cars before they are handed over.

“The same applies to the assembling lines. In our assembling operations, we take utmost care to ensure that all hygiene parameters are followed.”

The GM Marketing for Stallion Group, Ms. Arpita Roy Luthra mentioned that Nissan X Trail and other Nissan models are displayed in Stallion showrooms and can also be appreciated via a newly created portal-

The portal allows you to get detailed insight into the All-New Nissan X-Trail, book a test drive, interact with a relationship manager, get a quote and also make a purchase.

Stallion Motors has a pedigree of over 25 years in the auto business in Nigeria with more than eight auto franchises and the largest assembly plant in the country.