Nissan x trail 2007 review

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    Owners of the current model said they liked the compact, chunky looking five-seat off-road wagon just the way it is. The message must have got.

    For the second-generation Nissan X-Trail, the Japanese company took an evolutionary approach to the styling. If you just take a passing glance.

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    Although it has been re-styled, sits on a new chassis, is bigger in every direction and shares not one common body panel it still bears a strong resemblance to its predecessor. Nissan claim feedback from their customers suggested there was a lot to like about the outgoing model, so the design team concentrated on improving the vehicle's versatility and lifting the overall quality rather than drastically change the looks.

    A difference in the touch and feel surfaces that occupants are likely to contact, including door trims, arm rests are now finished with soft feel material.

    The increased versatility theme is centred largely around the rear of the X-TRAIL and comes via a reconfigured boot floor allowing for an increase in luggage area. By simply no doubt not that easy changing the exhaust system layout, the floor has been mounted much lower than the previous model, creating space for a false floor and a sliding drawer.

    The rear suspension struts have also been re-aligned and now stand more upright which creates more rear interior space. Improvements in storage space are impressive. With the rear seats in place, the original vehicle had litres of storage capacity up to the lower edge of the rear window.

    Remove the false floor on the new model and a massive litres is made available. When the rear seats are folded and the false floor is in position, a total of litres of space is created. If that's not enough, remove the false floor, fold the rear seats and you get a whopping litres of space. Suffice to say, there is heaps of storage and rear occupant room. Great if you're into mountain biking or similar and like to carry such gear inside rather than have it attached externally.

    The design of the rear floor has also allowed a full size spare wheel to be used without compromising space and just as importantly, neatly tucked away under the false floor out of sight. It's a shame such user friendly items such as steering wheel mounted audio controls cannot be fitted to the base model.

    The primary improvements that have led to the development of ALL MODE 4X4i are the inclusion of sensors for monitoring side, front and rear G forces, yaw rates and steering angles. All of which provide the ability for an electronic control unit to send power to the wheel with the most grip.

    This applies in normal road conditions to reduce under-steer and over-steer, as well as off-road. The system also works in tandem with the electronic stability control, traction control, anti lock brakes and electronic brake distribution. It allows the driver to choose between front-wheel drive or fully automatic four-wheel drive. As much as 50 percent of the available torque can be sent to the rear wheels if required. Off-road capability is enhanced by the ability to lock the system and ensure torque is split equally between both axles for ultimate grip.

    Much of the re-engineering of the engine seems to have come from weight reduction and refinements to improve fuel consumption.

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