|This family-friendly crossover is a real crowd-pleaser and will undoubtedly give its competitors a run for their money.
Compact SUVs and crossover vehicles are becoming big business these days and their appeal goes far deeper than aesthetics. They’re safe, reliable and, aside from having 4x4 looks for around the same cost as a hatchback, they’re perfectly suited to urban driving in Bahrain.
The new 2015 Nissan X-Trail is a prime example and is simply a pleasure to drive. It’s compact, smooth and has just the right balance of cool and practical.
Its design is sleek and stylish, combining the lines of a modern crossover with the robust appeal of a typical SUV. Building upon the brand’s 4x4 heritage and crossover leadership, the new X-Trail will undoubtedly make an impact on its segment.
While expanding its predecessor’s ‘go anywhere’ credibility, the new model takes inspiration from Nissan’s popular crossovers – Qashqai, Juke and Murano – to create an impressive, all-weather, highly capable, modern family vehicle.
Available in 2WD and 4WD, customers can choose the model that suits their needs. The interior is well laid out and comfortable with leather finishes and easy-to-use functions. The centre stack houses the infotainment system and dual-zone climate controls.
Although this model is sizeable, it never feels cumbersome on the highway. In fact, it handles remarkably well and is surprisingly agile while weaving through traffic. Even if you get stuck in a traffic jam, you’re sitting pretty thanks to the impressive range of available features.
The X-Trail is available with the latest generation NissanConnect in-car navigation, information and entertainment system. Drivers will also benefit from a suite of assistance features. The model I drove boasted a rear-view camera, Bluetooth, cruise control, and a USB and auxiliary port to hook up your MP3 player.
Prices start from BD7,995.
Call 17 732-732.