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In Europe, Nissan has introduced a new larger-capacity diesel engine for its flagship X-Trail crossover. The 2.0-liter unit is available to order now, and first deliveries are due to arrive with customers early in the new year.

The new Euro 6 engine has an output of 177PS—a significant step up in power from the existing 1.6-liter 130PS diesel—with 380 N·m (280 lb-ft) of torque providing excellent pulling power throughout the rev range.

New to the range is the choice of Nissan’s Xtronic automatic gearbox, linked to a four-wheel drive transmission. Added to the options of a six-speed manual and two-wheel drive, this will further broaden Nissan’s presence in the large SUV sector.

Across Europe, sales of the X-Trail are up 50% in the year to October 2016 when compared to the previous 12 months. Sales are expected to grow further with the arrival of this new model; industry data reveals high-powered models account for 46% of the medium SUV segment, and by launching the 2.0-liter diesel the X-Trail’s market coverage increases by 41%.


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