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The all new 2016 Nissan X-TRAIL… Bobsleigh [video]


There have been many strange marketing gimmicks tried by automakers in the past, however the latest from Nissan takes the cake. Introducing the Nissan X-Trail Bobsleigh; the worlds first 7-seat bobsled.

The X-Trail Bobsleigh was inspired by the design of the Nissan X-Trail and undertook its inaugural run at the historic Olympic track in Igls, piloted by British Olympic medalist Sean Olsson. Nissan worked with bobsleigh experts to transform a traditional four-man sled into an X-Trail inspired seven-seater capable of reaching 100 km/h and pulling a G-force of 4.5G*.

The bobsleigh mimics the Nissan X-Trail’s design, with distinctive front aspect, headlamps and seven-seater option. The seven-seater was developed using sketches and computer-aided design (CAD). The detail on the bobsleigh’s nose was crafted to express the X-Trail’s V-motion grille and capture the sculpture of the hood character lines.

The table below shows how the two X-Trails compare.

Feature X-TRAIL TS 1.6 dCI 4X4 X-TRAIL Bobsleigh
Seats 7 7
Height 1,710mm 850mm
Length 4,640mm 4,200mm
Gross Weight 2,140kg 895kg
Kerb Weight 1,587kg 310kg
Engine Size 1.6 dCi N/A
0-100km/h 11 Seconds 30 Seconds
Top Speed 186km/h 105km/h
Power 96kW 463kW

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