Nissan adds efficiency leading turbodiesel TS and TL models to X-Trail lineup.
Six months after the arrival of petrol versions of the third-generation X-Trail SUV, Nissan has added new 1.6-litre turbodiesel versions to the lineup.
Available with either 2WD auto or 4WD manual drivetrains, the 96kW/320Nm unit is the same found in the smaller Qashqai, and drops nearly half a litre from the previous-generation X-Trail’s 2.0-litre diesel unit. The new engine also drops 14kW over previous X-Trail diesel automatics, and 31kW and 40Nm over previous X-Trail diesel manuals.
However, the new X-trail diesel’s 5.3L/100km combined fuel consumption figure with either transmission is 2.1L/100km better than the previous diesel auto, and 1.9L/100km better than the old manual.
A 1500kg braked towing capacity for 2WD turbodiesels is a match current petrol X-Trails, but 4WD diesels step up to 2000kg.
All turbodiesel X-Trail variants come with five seats, unlike the seven-seat layout available with 2WD petrol models.
The new turbodiesel engine is available in TS and TL trim levels, with each available in either 2WD with a CVT automatic or 4WD with a six-speed manual transmission.
The entry TS turbodiesel matches the petrol ST for features, while the top TS turbodiesel matches the petrol Ti on spec.
The $35,380 starting price for the 2WD TS turbodiesel commands a $4,890 premium over the equivalent ST petrol when paired the CVT auto.
The petrol/diesel price difference narrows considerably between 4WD models due to the turbodiesel being manual only.