Nissan Shows Off Its Intelligent New X-Trail and Comfortable Urvan Premium

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December 5, 2017

For quite some time now, Nissan has been boasting of a new technology suite known as Intelligent Mobility. In a nutshell, this innovative suite of driving and mobility solutions aims to making getting behind the wheel safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. It’s the promise of a motoring future here and now.

Nissan Philippines Inc recently showcased this in a media Ride and Drive event dubbed Xtend Your Senses: Experience Nissan Intelligent Drive with the X-Trail. As the name suggests, this gave members of the motoring media a chance not only to get behind the wheel of the refreshed Nisan X-Trail but likewise highlighted the Intelligent Mobility and its various facets.

One fine December weekend, the convoy of Nissan X-Trail, accompanied by the newly-revised Nissan Urvan Premium took off en route to Thunderbird Resort, Poro Point, La Union. Taking the SCTEX, the group of Nissan vehicles stretched their legs and alloed everyone to feel the more than adequate power of the 2.5-liter gasoline and diesel motors of the X-Trail and Urvan, respectively.

On the move, the X-Trail and Urvan Premium exhibited comfort and poise on the long stretches of highway and other road surfaces. But beyond this, what Nissan wanted to show was how intelligent these vehicles are. The X-Trail, for instance, isn’t just a 7-seater for the adventurous family but one that keeps them safe during their journey.

On the go, the Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Emergency Braking system keep the vehicle from plowing into the car or object in front, even applying the brakes if the driver doesn’t respond to the visual and audible warning. This is complemented by the Blind Spot Warning system that alerts the driver if there is an obstacle in his or her blind spot.

Yet the X-Trail isn’t just an easy companion on the highway. Even in tight spaces or cramped city or provincial roads, the Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection give the driver a bird’s eye view of the vehicle surroundings and alerts one if there is movement around the vehicle perimeter. And when backing up, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps avoid those costly bumper-benders.

This being a 4x4 vehicle, the new X-Trail gets an equally intelligent four-wheel drive system. The 4x4-I is a smart system that automatically adjusts power distribution accordingly, sending the right amount of drive force to the wheels that need it. It was perfrect for tackling the challenging terrain the group encountered along the way.

It wasn’t just the X-Trail that the media got the try out. The updated Nissan Urvan Premium was also on hand for everyone to sample. While it still retains the high roof and large body that can accommodate flexible passenger and cargo configurations, what really made a difference was the new 5-speed automatic gearbox. This made driving the large van a breeze both on the highway and in the cramped environs.

At the end of the two-day trip, participants were able to see just how Intelligent Nissan’s refreshed vehicles are. Not only are they easier to drive but are safer as well. Yes, this truly is the future here and now.

Photos by: Paolo Lesaca

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As News Editor, it is his job to deliver the stories about the most recent motoring events in an easy-to-digest manner.