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|
|Engine Size||1.6 dCi||N/A|
|0-100km/h||11 Seconds||30 Seconds|