Nissan MicraNissan X-Trail
Nissan X-Trail is certainly one of the best cars in India. It can be entitled as a powerful Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that was launched on the Indian roads in 2004. This diesel driven vehicle was designed to suit any type of roads as it is empowered by an engine that is capable of delivering high output. It looks very stylish. The only draw back is being too boxy.
This compact SUV was awarded the top honors in many countries around the world such as ’Best Recreational Vehicle’ in the UK, ’Internet Car of the Year’ in Japan, ’Best Product for Customers’ in Mexico and ’Best Small SUV’ in Dubai.
Design and Features:
This off-roader is stylishly designed. The lines from the front to the rear, the Bi-xenon head lamps, the front grille, elegant tail lights give a beautified look to the vehicle.
Nissan X-trail is featured with a fashionable body and elegant interiors. It can accommodate 5 adults spaciously with a lot of headroom and legroom for all its occupants. It offers sufficient room for spreading tired legs. The rear seats can be folded completely to provide a lot of room for luggage. The seats are well positioned for easy entry and exit. They also have hot and cool boxes along with the cup holders. The surfaces are made with water repellant materials to make them washable. It also features an innovative central instrument display. It has lot of storage options.
This sedan, for the safety of the driver and passengers, offers safety features like Brake Assist (BA), Ventilated Disc Brakes, Dual Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Air bags, Anti-Theft device, CSR Halogen Headlights, front seatbelt pretensioner, head restraints and three point seatbelts for three seats. Only the top-end variant is equipped with other safety features like Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Stabilization Programme (ESP).
Driving abilities and comfort:
Nissan X-Trail provides a refined drive and reduces vibrations on both on and off-roads owing to the suspension at the front, the multi-link system at the rear.
The advanced four wheel drive system, the ultra comfortable seats, the unobstructed view of the road ahead from the driver’s seat, the handy Air-Conditioner and the 2-DIN music system (to the driver), add to the driving abilities. The suspension, the standard dual air bags, the advanced braking system technologies make the drive controlled and safe. The driver is given the choice of selection between 6- speed manual transmission and 4- speed automatic transmission.
The comfort features with which the X-Trail is equipped are central meter display, keyless entry, auto lock system, 4 spoke power steering, power steering, rare defogger with and timer and external temperature meter.
The X-trail comes with an in-line four cylinder engine displacing 2184ccs. The 16 Valve engine It has a Double Overhead Cam Shaft (DOHC).The direct injection common rail fuel injection engine Produces a maximum power of 136 PS or 100kw at 4000 rpm. The engine has a torque of 314Nm or 32kgm. The Icing on the cake is the Low RPM of 2000 at which it makes this whopping torque. It has a rack and pinion power assisted steering. It has a small turning radius for its class at only 5.3mts. It is equipped with Ventilated disks all around which does a very good job of stopping the vehicle to a stop in a rather positive manner.
Nissan X-Trail’ engine is so powerful that it makes the car run efficiently in the muddy areas as well as on the highways. The shifting patterns are very smooth. The vehicle gets very high acceleration with the combination of the engine & the gear box. Fuel consumption is excellent.
Nissan X-Trail with its powerful diesel motor, superior handling mechanism and advanced features stands tough in competition to other vehicles in its class. This luxury sedan’s competitors are Honda CR-V, the Forester, Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Fortuner.
The prices of three different variants of this SUV - Comfort, X-special and Elegance range from Rs. 20 Lakhs to Rs. 25 Lakhs.
Now, Nissan has introduced the X-Trail with a makeover. The X-Trail is available in three editions - LT, SLX and SLX AT.Nissan Teana
Nissan, brought Teana as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) into the Indian market with an elegant look and a powerful engine in 2007. This luxurious Sedan is equipped with advanced technology and it attracts with its body design. The parts have been imported from Japan which makes the performance visibly good, but the availability of spares and the service quality is a concern.
Design and Features:
The exterior design of Nissan Teana is very stylish and attractive. This sedan is longer than most of the cars of its class. The eye-catchy exteriors include the front grill, the Bi-Xenon, high projected head lamps covered with blue colour lens, the bumper, the tail lights, and the wide design at the side window. Its exteriors make it look impressive and give it a wide look. The lines running through the front and the rear add to its dynamic look.
The interiors of Teana are also designed luxuriously and voluminously. The instrument panel, newly designed center console, the wood trimmed steering wheel, the front seat ventilation system, the good Air-Conditioning system, the music system with 6 audio speakers, the navigation system and the rear-seat head rests are worth mentioning and they add comfort to its passengers..
Driving abilities and comfort:
The driver’s seat is 8-way electronically powered and has lumbar support. So, the driver can enjoy a relaxing all-day ride. The front passenger’s seat is also 4-way electrically powered. The comfortable positions of the seats, the low NVH levels, urethane cushion material provide a good experience of ride for both the driver as well as the passengers.
Nissan Teana is capable of running smoothly and silently on any type of road. The front suspension, the multi-link suspension at the rear, the shock absorbers that are placed close to the tyres, and the springs enhance the stability on the worst roads as well as during cornering.
Teana offers a lot of safety features for its passengers. Some of which are the Anti-Lock braking system (ABS), the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Electronic Braking Distribution (EBD), air bags for the driver and the front seat passenger and the Collapsible Steering wheel.
All New Nissan Teana is now powered with a 185Bhp engine produced at 6000RPM. The new VQ25DE petrol engine displaces 2496cc. This new engine can produces more power but consumes less fuel compared to previous version. It has a torque of 228Nm @ 4400 RPM. The new Multi-link Fuel Injection system makes the car frugal due to optimal power generation. The power is transferred to the rear wheels using the new XTronic CVT transmission system. This new transmission system transfers the power very smoothly smoother without any wastage. The 4-speed automatic transmission provides smooth and seamless gear shifts.
Nissan developed the New Platform D for the chassis to reduce the NVH levels. The Teana rides on independent struts of ball-joint type suspension in the front and multi-link type suspension in the rear. The new refined suspension and all new Nissan D platform make this car run in any condition with least noise inside the cabin.
The Teana comes standard with aluminum alloy wheels.
Nissan Teana, available in two petrol variants the XL and the XV, and powered by the VQ series engines, this sedan stands in tough competition to the Skoda Superb and Toyota Camry.
The Teana is priced at 21.5lacs for the XL & 26lacs for the XV variant. It is offered in six different colors. At this price it becomes a very good overall package offering everything what you look for.