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Next Nissan X-wagon hits trail

2013-09-11 08:27

NEXT X-TRAIL OUT AT FRANKFURT: Nissan bossman Carlos Ghosn with the fourth version of Nissan's popular X-Trail SUV. Image: Nissan

Nissan's "ongoing mission to deliver innovation and excitement" has taken another step with the new X-Trail SUV launched at Frankfurt 2013.

FRANKFURT, Germany - The next version of the Nissan X-Trail SUV has been unveiled by the automaker's president and CEO Carlos Ghosn as the 2013 Frankfurt auto show.

The car is expected in South Africa mid-2014, though Nissan SA is still working on it choice of models.

The company says the car has "improved in every area" while retaining its go-anywhere ability and adding a number of features "that redefine what customers can expect from a compact SUV".

Ghosn said: "When we first announced our Nissan Power 88 mid-term plan we started the most intensive product offensive in our 80-year history. The X-Trail we are launching today is evidence of the progress we have made.

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"This new X-Trail builds on the reputation earned over three product generations for quality and reliability enhanced by class-leading levels of value, innovation, dynamic performance and premium style."

It introduces "first-in-sector" features such as Nissan Safety Shield and a fully integrated NissanConnect navigation and infotainment system.

Ghosn also presented the Nissan e-NV200 electric taxi for Barcelona, in the presence of the Mayor, Xavier Trias. Barcelona is the first city in the world to commit to the implementation of the zero-emission vehicle as publicly accessible transport.

Another star of the Nissan stand was the Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, designed specially for drivers of Nissan Nismo cars. It's the first smart watch to connect a driver to the car, providing each other with current data.
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