New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Nissan X-Trail boosted

2006-08-23 08:22

More features for the Nissan X-Trail

The new X-Trail range now boasts electrically-adjustable leather seats on all 4x4 models (2.5 petrol manual, 2.5-litre petrol automatic and 2.2 diesel manual) as well as the addition of side impact air bags for the front seat passengers.

The full range, including the 2.0 4x2 manual model, now offers privacy glass on the side windows while rear park sensors on all four models are the only external distinguishing feature of the new level of spec.

The tint film is applied on the inside of the glass and is therefore better protected from lifting or scratching.

The electronic seat adjustment facility (as offered by bigger brother Pathfinder) raises the level of comfort features to that only found on more expensive competitors.

Other features include hyper roof rails (and built-in auxiliary lights); split-fold rear seats, electrically operated sliding sunroof and a bigluggage area that is finished in a tough plastic coating that can be washed down.

The entry level 4x2, which is the best-selling SUV in South Africa year to date, is powered by Nissan?s multi-valve 2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 103 kW and 192 Nm of torque.

The 4x4 petrol models have a multi-valve 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 132 kW of power and 245 Nm of torque through either a manual five-speed transmission or a four-speed automatic gearbox.

The 4x4 diesel X-Trail (the best-selling diesel SUV year-to-date) delivers 84 kW and 270 Nm of torque from its economical 2.2 common rail turbo-charged engine.

The new range is priced from R227 900 for the 2-litre 4x2, R295 900 for the 2.5-litre 4x4 manual, R305 900 for the 2.2-litre 4x4 diesel and R307 900 for the 2.5-litre 4x4 automatic.


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