For the second time now, Nissan is launching the X-Trail in Kenya. The first generation T30 and 2nd generation T31 gave way to the newer model the 3rd generation T32 which is said to have reduced consumption levels and increased power output.
The crossover segment is growing thick and fast with an increasing demand in the world. Car manufacturers are matching up with demand by constantly launching crossovers in their portfolios (I mean how else would you explain the entry of Lamborghini Urus into the market?)
Standard features on the New X-Trail include leather interior, panoramic sunroof, distinctive LED head lamps and daytime running lights, hill descent control, 4WD, hill start assist, Bluetooth connectivity, hands free power tailgate.
Driver and passenger safety have been put into consideration in this new model with the Nissan Safety Shield. 7 passengers can fit in comfortably in the Nissan X-Trail all thanks to the EZ Flex seating system that tilts & slides the second row giving space into the 3rd row.
Underneath it, you have an X-Tronic CVT transmission powered by a 2L inline 4 petrol engine which output about 142HP and 200 NM of Torque.
The Managing Director of Nissan Kenya Mr. Jabulani Ndabambi mentioned that the Nissan brand has seen some growth as it fully establishes itself in Kenya; a strategic market in Africa.
Competitor models in this segment would be the Renault Kadjar, Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV 4.
A unit is expected to be priced at $49,000 (because stating the figure in Kenyan shillings will make it look expensive).
Looking forward to getting to test drive one soon and share a person experience with y’all.