Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI), the sole national sales company of Nissan in the Philippines, invited IGersManila to its unveiling of the all-new Nissan X-Trail, showcased along with its other exciting vehicle lineup, at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS 2014) held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Together with fellow moderators and tagging along a few of our #iCoss Instagram’ers, our group we’re fetched (with Nissan Urvans like VIPs of course, though I had to use my car) from 6750 in Ayala Center to the venue. And as soon as we’re inside PIMS–which by the way is brimming with energy from motoring enthusiasts to professional and amateur photographers (and camera-phone-wielding visitors like us) who can’t get enough of the shiny cars on display and the beautiful ladies modeling them–we’re quick to snap as many of the scene-stealers as we can then went straight to Nissan’s #ReadyForTheX event.
Group shot courtesy of @darthmao.
These beautiful ladies opened the #ReadyForTheX event, each modeling the Nissan vehicles on showcase: Almera, Altima, Sylphy, Patrol, and of course the star of the show, the all-new Nissan X-Trail.
The all-new X-Trail is Nissan’s contender in the compact SUV segment, which has seen much success in key markets such as the US, Japan, China and Australia. First seen in the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, it has since covered solid ground, and is set to launch in 190 countries.
The launch of the all-new Nissan X-Trail in the Philippines is actually one of the first in the ASEAN region. Having been introduced in the country back in 2003 and in 2008, and you can still see them braving EDSA traffic, proof of its durability, after years of anticipation, Nissan will finally make the third generation X-Trail available by November 2014. And if you happen to be at this year’s PIMS, Nissan’s making the X-Trail available with an awesome introductory price for each variant, so reserve yours and get exciting freebies!
Chris Schneider of Monster Radio RX93.1, did a great job of hosting the #ReadyForTheX event. I joined (or got caught on stage haha) one of his contests (spelling the X-Trail with different words) and I actually won!
Thanks to our daily icebreaker activities at the office, doing the spelling-twist was actually easy. I remember saying “tantalizing” “ill” and “love” quickly, as if I’m doing it to win that X-Trail behind our back.
Snapshot above courtesy of @iamkebok.
And yes, that spelling contest got me these cool Nissan USB drives. Now I’m seriously considering the all-new X-Trail for my next car, in Fiery Red! It’s also available in Pearl White, Diamond Black, Brilliant Silver, and a Special Copper Blaze edition that is available for the 4×4 variant. With a suggested retail price of PHP 1,375,000 for the 2.0-liter 4×2 variant and PhP1,580,000 for the 2.5-liter 4×4 variant, Nissan is already accepting reservations for the all-new X-Trail.
Nissan is also excited to announce a limited-time offer for the all-new X-Trail with its introductory price set at PHP 1,350,000 for the 4×2 variant and PHP 1,550,000 for the 4×4 variant which is the same MSRP as the second-generation X-Trail. This offer will run until October 31, 2014.
NISSAN UNVEILS THE ALL-NEW X-TRAIL AT THE 5th PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
The all-new X-Trail emerges strong, bold, and still heavily reflective of its outstanding on- and off-road capability. It delivers an unprecedented, full sensory driving experience within a shell that is sharp, stunning, and well-engineered.
From its boxy predecessor, the all-new X-Trail shows a shift to a more modern crossover appearance – its design begins with distinctive V-motion front grille that is complemented by LED daytime running lights and boomerang-shaped tail lamps – making it the most stylish X-Trail yet.
Built and assembled in Nissan’s Kyushu plant, the all-new X-Trail’s design undeniably embodies an attractive styling. It is fit for on-road driving, but with its 210 mm ground clearance, the all-new X-Trail has more off-road versatility than its competition, giving it a good balance between performance and value for money. For easier ingress and egress, the all-new X-Trail has doors that swing wide up to 80 degrees.
Inside, the all-new X-Trail has a much bigger cabin. The interior now has a more functional layout with luxurious panels, brushed metallic accents and soft-touch surfaces. The 4×4 variant comes with multi-function switches in the steering wheel that controls the meter, audio, cruise control and hands-free phone connectivity.
The audio system has been enhanced by a 5-inch LCD monitor with CD/Tuner/MP3/AUX/USB and Bluetooth functions. Fronts seats up front slide and recline with adjustable headrests. The seat backs of the second row seats has a 40:20:40 split and comes with slide function, adjustable headrests, center armrest and walk-in function, while the third row seats have a 50:50 split with manual singe folding function and adjustable headrests.
“We are proud to launch the all-new X-Trail at PIMS because it is a model highly anticipated by Filipino fans. It’s sleek, stylish, comfortable and loaded with a lot of new features that shows Nissan’s brand of innovation,” said Antonio Zara, President and Managing Director of NPI.
This stylish urban compact SUV is a powerful machine that delivers propulsion, exudes a rugged character, and sits at the summit of its segment – dauntless, defiant and firm.
Powering the all-new X-Trail is two of Nissan’s powerful but fuel efficient petrol engines. The MR20DD 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine is capable of providing 144 PS and 200 Nm of torque powers the 4×2 variant. Meanwhile, the QR25DE 2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine produces 171 PS and 233 Nm of thrust powers the 4×4 variant. Both engines are mated to Nissan’s latest technology XTRONIC transmission.
The third generation X-Trail also incorporates world’s first features such as Active Ride Control and Active Engine Brake that make a huge statement in the compact SUV segment.
The Active Ride Control system continuously monitors the road surface and effectively alters suspension damping to control the vehicle’s pitch – managing the body roll during high-speed cornering. Meanwhile, the Active Engine Brake system assists in speed adjustments to ensure a smooth turn when stepping on the brake pedal.
Exciting features of the all-new X-Trail include Around View Monitor available in the 4×4 variant – it allows a 360-degree real time and synchronized view that helps the driver maneuver around obstacles while parking; the Hill Start Assistance system – when stopped in an incline, maintains the brake pressure for a maximum of two seconds after the driver’s foot has left the brake pedal, enabling the driver to switch the foot to the accelerator without the vehicle rolling back. NPI
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