NIS­SAN X-TRAIL IS THE WORLD’S MOST BOUGHT SUV

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ROSSLYN — Buy­ers across the globe have spo­ken and made the Nis­san X-Trail the world’s most pop­u­lar SUV.

Ac­cord­ing to ini­tial new ve­hi­cle sales sta­tis­tics for 2016, the Nis­san X-Trail was the fifth most pop­u­lar ve­hi­cle in the world last year.

The sta­tis­tics, which were sup­plied by the in­ter­na­tional au­to­mo­tive con­sul­tancy Jato Dy­nam­ics, show that 766 729 peo­ple took own­er­ship of a new X-Trail last year in its data base of 52 coun­tries. It said that while most mar­kets per­formed well, Nis­san was par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar in Europe, China and the U.S., where the X-Trail is known as the Rogue.

Ac­cord­ing to Nis­san’s records, more than 795 000 X-Trail/Rogues were sold in 2016 across all coun­tries where the model is on sale.

In analysing global sales, Jato Dy­nam­ics sin­gled out Nis­san for be­ing “well ahead of the curve” in pre­par­ing for a mar­ket in which SUVs are the most pop­u­lar body shape.

In 2016, SUVs of all sizes rep­re­sented 28,8% or 24,2 mil­lion ve­hi­cles of the global mar­ket of 84,24 mil­lion ve­hi­cles.

Jato Dy­nam­ics also said that the X-Trail is one of two SUVs which have grown faster than the seg­ment as a whole and faster than the global av­er­age in ve­hi­cle sales.

The third-gen­er­a­tion X-Trail, launched in 2014, ac­cel­er­ated the model’s suc­cess to make it the world’s most loved SUV.

PHOTO: WHEELS24

The Nis­san X-Trail was the fifth most pop­u­lar ve­hi­cle in the world last year.

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