When the Nissan X-Trail was first introduced in the year 2000 it was considered a compact SUV. The third generation X-Trail underwent a growth spurt and changed the category to mid-size SUV. It became one of Nissan’s first crossover SUV’s. As its size grew, so did the list of features. The newer X-Trail was packed with technological advancements when it was released.
A Greener Alternative
The X-Trail is also produced with a hydrogen fuel cell. The model is known as the X-Trail FCV, but is currently only available on lease to businesses. The newest version went on sale in Europe in July 2014. It’s lost much of its early boxiness, and clearly shares styling cues with the Juke, Murano and Patrol. It’s available as both a 6-speed manual and automatic.