NISSAN X-TRAIL IS THE WORLD’S MOST BOUGHT SUV
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.
The Nissan X-Trail was the fifth most popular vehicle in the world last year.