The New Nissan X-Trail 2018 Is Making a Premium Entrance into Laos
Vientiane Capital, October 2017 – Tan Chong Motor (Lao) Sole Co., Ltd. (“TCML”), Sole and Exclusive Distributor of Nissan vehicles and subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd. (Malaysia); today officially announced the availability of the NEW Nissan X-Trail 2018, setting new standards in the automotive world with its new refreshing styling, premium details and featuring Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
The Nissan X-Trail launch event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Mohd Aini Atan, government officials, Malaysian Ambassador to Laos, members of the media, members of the Vientiane business community, automotive association alongside officials from Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP) and Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (Malaysia).
Left-Right: Mr Loh Ling Howe, Mr. Kazuma Okura (NMAP), Mr Lim Chee Khiang, Ms Ayako Nakamura (NMAP), Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, His Excellency Mr. Mohd Aini Atan, Dato’ Than Tai Hing & Mr Song Choon Beng
“The Nissan X-Trail is one of Nissan’s most popular models, famous for its go-anywhere versatility with the addition of Nissan’s latest Intelligent Mobility technologies, making it the ideal family adventure crossover. With its short legacy of just 17 years, the Nissan X-Trail is the world’s best-selling Crossover because more than 3.7 million units have been sold since the first Nissan X-Trail was launched in year 2000”, highlighted by Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Senior Regional Director, Indochina, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (Malaysia), in his opening remark.
“Nissan has a long partnership with Tan Chong, beginning in Malaysia 60 years ago, and strengthening in 2010 with our expansion into Laos market. Nissan has placed tremendous focus on emerging markets in its mid-term strategy. Asia and Oceania plays a significant role in this strategy, including this market where the rate of motorization has enormous potential for growth”, said Ms. Ayako Nakamura, Vice President of Business Operations, from Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP) in her speech.
The New Nissan X-Trail 2018 details
The front styling of the X-Trail features revised Nissan signature Boomerang-shaped LED signature Daytime Running Lights that makes your vehicle more visible during daylight to other vehicles or pedestrians, enlarged Nissan signature “V-Motion” grille, sharper bumper with modern fog lamp and a newly design 17-inch alloy wheels.
While the rear styling features a smoked rear combination lamps with LED boomerang signature, new rear bumper with chrome finisher and reflector and a Shark-fin antenna.
The interior SUV features a new sporty D-shaped steering wheel, push-start button, LCD 8-inch touchscreen with DVD player and rear view camera, new shift knob with double-stitched leatherette boot and Nissan’s Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (best-in-class) 3D TFT 5-inch color display that allows up-to 7-menus selection by operating the steering switches… resulting in a more premium look and feel.
The X-Trail offers a desirable combination of compact overall size and ample interior roominess, with details such as wide opening (77 degrees) rear doors for easier entry and exit to the rear passenger space adding into another utility offers known as the innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ (5+2 seater). This system allows rear seats to slide forward or backwards or easily fold down. The arrangement is a flexible adaptation between luggage’s and the number of passengers. With the 2nd and 3rd row seats folded down, it maximizes out the luggage room for even more loading space, total of 1,520 Liter!
Nissan Intelligent Mobility: Advanced technologies
The objective of Intelligent Mobility is to make Nissan customers feel more confident, excited and connected, while also enhancing road safety. The new safety feature of the New Nissan X-Trail 2018 include:
- Blind Spot Warning (BSW) : this system detects vehicles situated in the driver’s blind spots (left and right). BSW gives the driver a warning via an indicator light that flashes on the door pillar with an audible chime.
- Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) : When you’re backing out of a parking space, this feature watches the area around the side rear of your X-Trail, and can warn you about vehicles detected that you might not see approaching from up-to 20 meters either side. It alerts the driver with a flashing visual warning (using the Blind Spot Warning indicator lights) and an audible warning when an approaching vehicle is detected.
- LCD 8-inch touchscreen with DVD player and rear view camera gives the driver a clear rear visual whether day or night, and in-car entertainment for passengers. (largest-in-class screen on any SUV segment)
- Intelligent Ride Control (IRC): monitors the road surface to detect undulations which could potentially upset the pitch of the car body and make subtle adjustments to the engine’s torque to compensate.
- Intelligent Trace Control (ITC): applies braking force where necessary when cornering.
- Hill Start Assist (HSA): Assists in preventing rolling backwards when driving off from a standstill on a sloping incline.
In addition to the advanced safety features detailed above, the many other standard safety features include:
- Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
- Driver and front passenger front-impact SRS airbags
Engine and Transmission
This premium SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that delivers 106kW at 6,000 rpm of maximum power and a peak torque of 200Nm at 4,400 rpm with a 60-litre fuel tank to deliver excellent driving range. The four-cylinder petrol engine is efficient and responsive featuring Nissan’s DIG (Direct Injection Gasoline) technology and twin variable valve timing control to deliver strong fuel economy and torque.
On the other hand, the transmission available is the X-TRONIC. Unlike Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the X-Trail’s XTRONIC transmission mimics the behavior of traditional, multi-ratio automatic gearboxes during hard acceleration, with stepped changes. In normal driving, the ratios are subtly adjusted to give the ultimate smoothness. This means the XTRONIC transmission offers the best of both worlds for drivers, with ultra-smooth low-load power delivery and direct performance during higher acceleration driving. Not to mentioned, it also gives the driver a Manual (+ / -) Mode for some fun and exhilarating excitement.
All X-TRONIC-equipped X-Trail models come fitted with an ECO mode button, located on the cockpit in the lower-left area near the steering column. This function maximizes fuel economy by controlling the engine and transmission operation to help avoid rapid acceleration by the driver.
Chassis, Suspension and Steering
The new Nissan X-Trail 2018 uni-body (monocoque) structure has been optimized to reduce road, wind and mechanical noise. Achieving this level of refinement is brought about by the inclusion of additional damping material and sound absorption materials in areas of the floor and body pillars.
The X-Trail comes fitted with four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, an independent strut design front suspension and a rear multi-link set-up, providing excellent handling and ride comfort.
The X-Trail uses Electric Power Steering (EPS), helping to reduce fuel consumption by avoiding the need for an engine-driven hydraulic pump. The X-Trail uses an EPS logic system which enables high stability and less body motion. Steering effort is automatically varied according to the driving conditions.THE NEW NISSAN X-TRAIL 2018 IS MAKING A PREMIUM ENTRANCE INTO LAOS.