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New X-Trail to boast increased RVs & reduced WLCs

According to the latest data from CAP, the new £24,795 X-Trail Acenta 2WD five-seater manual now has an RV of 53% or £12,800 after three years, meaning that the new X-Trail is set to retain approximately £2,000 more over its first three years of life compared to its outgoing equivalent; a 9% increase on the outgoing X-Trail.

With residual values now in line with the new Qashqai, the RVs place the new X-Trail ahead of key competitors in the crossover/SUV category.

The increase in residual value has had a positive contribution on the X-Trail’s WLCs with the new version now 10% less to run on a pence-per-mile basis when compared with the outgoing model – 99 pence per mile vs. 110 pence per mile (outgoing model) according to data provided by KeeResources KWIKcarcost. More importantly, this makes it one of the segment’s best, even when compared with traditional D-segment saloons.

Barry Beeston, Nissan GB corporate sales director, commented: ‘Alongside the recently launched Qashqai, the new X-Trail is a strong prospect for fleet managers looking to reduce their running costs and maximise their investment during the vehicle’s lifecycle. Not only will owners get more value for their new X-Trail after three years, but the associated benefit is a significant reduction in whole-life costs too – up to 10% better versus its predecessor.

The rise in RVs has been boosted by its new styling, market leading technology and safety features including forward emergency braking, driver attention alert, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, moving object detection and high beam assist, the new X-Trail has confirmed Nissan’s position as the world leader in crossovers. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.