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For the UK market, the entry-level Nissan X-Trail will now feature a 1.6 litre DIG-T 163 turbo engine that’s developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. It’s essentially a tweaked version of the Renault Clio RS 200‘s motor, tuned to 163 PS and 240 Nm of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission that sends power exclusively to the front wheels.

With the new turbo engine, the SUV will be able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 199 km/h. The model will also have a standard start/stop system that enables it to average just 6.1 litres per 100 km, with CO2 emissions as low as 145 g/km.

This turbo option will now sit alongside the other engine in the X-Trail range – the 1.6 dCI 130 PS diesel. This will serve as the X-Trail’s base model in the UK, with prices start from £21,995 (about RM131,000), and deliveries scheduled from August onwards.

In Japan, meanwhile, there’s a Hybrid version, priced between 2.8 million and 3.2 million yen (RM86k-98k). Here in Malaysia, the Nissan X-Trail is available with either a 144 PS/200 Nm 2.0 litre or a 171 PS/233 Nm 2.5 litre petrol engine, priced between RM137k to RM159k.

Malaysian-spec Nissan X-Trail