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Infiniti Q30 AWD review

The Infiniti Q30 AWD is comfortable and quiet, and it has a unique style. Plus the security of all-wheel drive is much appreciated in slippery weather.

Drink-driving remains a problem that needs stamping out

There has been no significant improvement in drink-driving behaviour for the last 30 years, according to latest government figures.

Mitsubishi ASX gets a fresh new look

Mitsubishi has overhauled its venerable ASX crossover with a new look, a new engine and an upgraded infotainment system.

Parents committing car insurance fraud to save money

One in ten parents of young drivers risk a criminal record for pretending to be the main driver on the car insurance policy, new research has uncovered.

Prices and specifications announced for new DS 3 Crossback

The new DS 3 Crossback, the second and smaller SUV from DS Automobiles, has been revealed in full ahead of its arrival in UK showrooms this May.

New tech for updated Nissan X-Trail

Model is Nissan's worldwide best-seller

Nissan has updated its flagship crossover and worldwide best-seller. The X-Trail has sold more than 3.7 million units since its launch in 2000.

The redesigned exterior features Nissan’s new ‘V-motion’ corporate grille, new headlamp clusters and boomerang-shaped daytime running lights. Six paint finishes have been carried over, with four new ones added: Monarch Orange, Palatial Ruby, Sapphire Blue and Picador Brown.

Inside the cabin, there is a new flat-bottomed steering wheel with controls for the central screen and cruise control. The top-of-the-range Tekna trim level adds quilted leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, as well as an optional tan and black two-tone leather interior.

In terms of new technology, the electric tailgate available on the top two trim levels now gets hands-free functionality. Kicking a foot under the centre of the car’s rear bumper activates an opening mechanism. Tekna models get an eight-speaker Bose sound system and DAB digital radio will be standard on all models from October.

The X-Trail received a when it was last tested in 2014. From 2018, the introduction of ProPILOT will enable semi-autonomous driving during heavy traffic congestion and motorway cruising.

Having been unveiled earlier this week in Cardiff ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final, the new Nissan X-Trail is set to go on sale in August.

Rear view of updated Nissan X-Trail in Monarch Orange
Monarch Orange is one of four new colours available for the X-Trail

Katharine Morgan
Katharine Morgan
Katharine graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Classics. She contributes to both The Executivecondominium and The Van Expert and manages their social media accounts.

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