SOLTIMES AUGUST 2010
Nissan updates X-Trail
Nissan has put its popular X-Trail under the knife. The comprehensive suite of changes inside, outside and underneath are all aimed at keeping the Freelander rival at the top of its game.
leather chairs. The X-Trail also gets a clever new glovebox which can either keep its contents warm or cold, and optional heated rear seats.
Exterior changes include a redesigned grille, headlights and bumper at the front; a change to a new design of larger 18-inch alloys on higher spec cars, and LED taillights.
Under the X-Trail’s bonnet, the diesel engine is now Euro V compliant, while the manual gearbox gets revised ratios. Tweaks to the aerodynamics have also seen improvements in aerodynamic efficiency, reducing the Cd from 0.36 to 0.35.
On the inside, Nissan has added higher quality trim, including improved, thicker material on cloth seats, and better stitching on models with
Customer deliveries of the revised X-Trail start in October, and prices will be announced closer to that date.
Revised X-Trail SUV goes on sale in October
Surf’s up for Chevrolet
One-off Spark built to celebrate firm’s American heritage It might be called the Woody, but no trees were harmed in the making of this one-off Spark. The special Spark Woody supermini marks Chevrolet’s American heritage, and features a three-quarter vinyl wood print wrap which recalls the firm’s timber-framed estate cars of the late 1950s. Nicknamed woodies, these cheap, spacious cars were frequently used by surfers, hence why the Spark is currently on show at the Boardmasters surf festival held in Newquay every year.
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