Nissan upgrades X-Trail powertrain range

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Nissan has given its X-Trail crossover SUV a complete powertrain upgrade. In an attempt to offer greater efficiency and improved emissions production the Japanese OEM has developed two all-new engines – one diesel and one gasoline.

Linked to a 6-speed manual, the new 1.7-liter dCi diesel will develop maximum power output of 150ps. The new 1.3-liter DIG-T gasoline, which is bolted to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, will generate 160ps.

The DCT unit features electrical on-demand cooling and electro-mechanical gear actuation to improve efficiency. As well as offering immediate gear shift with no power interruptions. The absence of a torque converter creates a more direct drive.

“The Nissan X-Trail is now better than ever thanks to a completely new range of powertrains,” noted Jean-Philippe Roux, general manager, crossovers, Nissan Europe. “No matter what your adventure, there’s an X-Trail for you.”

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