What is it?
The third generation X-Trail has already impressed us in various guises with it proving Nissan’s eye for building SUVs that customers want through the decision to focus on practicality, efficiency and value first.
As for the large Nissan we have already tried two out of the three engines on offer – the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel units. Now is the turn of the 1.6-litre petrol unit, which has already proven itself a worthy addition to the Qashqai range.
The 1.6 DIG-T is only available in front-wheel drive form, and produces 160bhp and 177lb ft of torque which seem like modest figures, but on the economy front the petrol X-Trail is good for 44.1mpg on a combined cycle and produces 149g/km of CO2. The question is can the engine cope with the extra heft of the X-Trail adequately enough?