Nissan Motor Philippines Inc. (NMPI) introduces the NISMO X-TRAIL, which promises to be one exciting package for those who have been paying homage to the NISMO brand and the X-TRAIL. The NISMO X-TRAIL is fitted with genuine NISMO parts like front and rear bumper spoilers, sport shock absorbers, 18-inch wheels, high performance muffler and air filter. The finishing touches are NISMO fuel cap, radiator cap, oil filler cap and oil filter.

"In October of last year, NMPI introduced the NISMO Sentra I-Style which proved to be one of the most sporty sedan packages in the market today. With the introduction of the NISMO X-TRAIL, NMPI is once again setting the trend in the highly competitive compact SUV segment, and taking the X-TRAIL's persona to a higher level," explained Dennis Chang, AVP for Marketing and Sales at NMPI.

The total package if bought separately costs approximately P230,000. Starting February 22, authorized Nissan dealers will offer a special price package for the complete set of NISMO parts and accessories for the X-TRAIL.

With the suspension modifications, the X-TRAIL still retains some of its off-road capabilities. However, there is a marked improvement in on-road performance, as the sporty tire and rim combination and firmer suspension set-up make for better handling in taking those straights and corners at high speeds.

Likewise, the free-flow muffler and air filter allows for better response, and a better availability of torque over a wider rpm range. "With the NISMO add-ons, the X-TRAIL is now probably the most agile SUV in the market," Mr. Chang said. The NISMO X-TRAIL is available at authorized Nissan dealers along with the NISMO Sentra I-Style.