The Platinum edition X-TRAIL features additional equipment not seen on any of the other models in the range and, says Nissan, "...a touch more glamour too."
The front and rear of the vehicle get additional protection plates located below the bumpers while the sides get chrome side steps and chrome door protection mouldings.
On the inside the Platinum features leather upholstery and electrically-adjustable, heated front seats. A new touch screen communication unit features satellite navigation, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth. A reversing camera is also fitted, with the image transmitted onto a small screen in the rear view mirror.
Powering the Platinum is the X-TRAIL's 2.0dCi diesel engine with a choice of either manual or automatic transmissions. The manual produces 173PS and returns an average of 44.1mpg on the combined cycle.
Despite all the extra kit, the X-TRAIL Platinum costs less than the Tekna version on which it's based, starting at ￡29,180 for the manual and ￡30,560 for the automatic.
Orders are now being taken now, but just 200 Platinum editions are being produced so act fast if you like the sound of this 'precious metal'.Posted on 28.12.2011