Mexico Automotive Review took a 2019 two-row Nissan X-Trail EXCLUSIVE, provided by dealership group Grupo Autopolis, for a spin down the streets of Monterrey and the highways of Nuevo Leon to find out what made this car the second best-selling vehicle in the US and Mexico in 2017. The model registered 403,465 units sold in the US and 25,645 in Mexico. This is what we found out.
First, it is ideal for families. Not only does it have plenty of space for a comfortable and smooth ride, with options for an additional third row in all versions, but also delivers competitive combined fuel efficiencies of around 15.04km/l in the regular motorization and 14.1km/l in its hybrid version. The 2019 X-Trail EXCLUSIVE is powered either by a 2.5L, four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC inline gasoline engine that delivers 169hp at 6,000rpm or by the tandem formed by a two-liter, four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC inline gasoline engine and a 40hp electric engine coupled to a 35kW lithium-ion battery pack that delivers a total of 180hp.
At first sight, it is evident that Nissan wanted X-Trail to follow the same exterior design path used on the Nissan March. New X-Trail models feature Nissan’s V-Motion grille combined with a new, more refined set of headlights and details in chrome that emphasize the X-Trail’s aggressive, yet refined looks.
Inside, the EXCLUSIVE version of the 2019 X-Trail comes with leather interiors, an infotainment system containing a Bose stereo with AM/FM radio, CD player, USB and Bluetooth reproduction capabilities, eight speakers and a 7in touch screen. Its Advanced Drive-Assist Display works magic in presenting key data about the navigation system, average speed, fuel consumption and audio in real-time on the dashboard.
In terms of safety devices, Nissan went way beyond only equipping all versions of X-Trail with ABS brakes, an electronic braking distribution system and front, side and curtain airbags. The Japanese OEM took the X-Trail to the next level including plenty of adjvanced security features from Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility (NIM) portfolio that are not easily found in other SUVs in this segment. The X-Trail EXCLUSIVE equips Intelligence Emergency Braking, an automatic system that beeps when it detects a possible frontal collision and brakes automatically if necessary. Additionally, its Intelligent Blind Spot Warning detects vehicles located in the driver’s blind spots and turns on indicators located in its front pillars and central display to warn the driver about other cars’ proximity.
These safety features make the 2019 Nissan X-Trail a solid contender for drivers shopping for an SUV that can protect their families in case of an accident, while also including the latest gadgets to deliver a solid, enjoyable driving experience. It even comes with a feature to open the trunk by just passing the foot under the rear bumper while holding the key close to the vehicle.
In the Monterrey metropolitan area, all versions of the 2019 X-Trail can be found, test-driven and purchased at Grupo Autopolis’ Nissan dealerships at Gonzalitos Avenue 655 and Paseo de los Triunfadores Avenue 3231 in Monterrey and Díaz Ordaz Boulevard 150 North in Santa Catarina.