Nissan PH hopes to bring in diesel-powered X-Trail this year

A better choice than the gasoline variants?
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Jan 17, 2013
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For one reason or another, the current-generation X-Trail isn't moving out of Nissan Motor Philippines' showrooms as fast as the previous-generation model did. It's either because the price skyrocketed from the relatively affordable just-over-P1-million mark for the previous model to the more exorbitant P1.5-million-plus price for the current model, or because others say the current model looks too similar to its predecessor.

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Well, it seems NMPI wants to address this as it hopes to bring in the diesel-powered X-Trail sometime this year.

According to a source from within NMPI, the company is already trying to convince Nissan Motor Company in Japan to allow it to import the oil-burning X-Trail.

If and when NMPI does get the go-signal to sell the diesel-fed X-Trail in the Philippines, the question is if it will come with the 146hp and 320Nm engine or the more powerful 169hp and 360Nm mill, both of which, incidentally, have a 2.0-liter displacement.

Do you think the X-Trail's sales will fare better with the arrival of a diesel-powered variant? Perhaps you can voice your support for NMPI's efforts to bring in the diesel X-Trail through our comment box below.

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