Vehicles that are lifted and fitted with snow tracks make us happy. It doesn’t matter which vehicle it is, it just looks cool. If we won the US lotto (not the SA one, the exchange rate is shite) we’d make a plan to buy Ken Block’s highly modified Raptor on tracks. Cleetus made a cool one with his offroader thingy and Heavy D Sparks went next level by outfitting an old yellow American school bus with massive tracks so that he could play in the snowy mountains with all of his mates on board. Nissan has just created a concept car that employs snow tracks, and it changes the looks of the rather mundane-looking new X-Trail into something that we’d happily part in our theoretical garage at our theoretical Aspen mansion. The base for this concept is the X-Trail e-4ORCE, the hybrid-electric people carrier that has the performance of an old-school hatchback at best. What it does have that makes a difference is an all-wheel drive drivetrain that can easily power a set of four snow tracks. "The development of the X-Trail Mountain Rescue and the surrounding campaign is a bold and innovative way to help consumers understand the benefits of Nissan's advanced electrified all-wheel drive system e-4ORCE. Thousands of winter sports enthusiasts passing through the five ski stations will see and understand the peace of mind and poise that X-Trail equipped with e-4ORCE delivers on the road." said Coralie Musy, Vice President, Brand & Customer Experience, Nissan AMIEO region. She added: "Over and above the demonstration of the advanced Nissan technology, the campaign also has a wider purpose which is to encourage responsible behaviour among the community of winter sports enthusiasts. Nissan defies the ordinary – both in its use of technology, but also in the role it plays in society."
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the capabilities of the absolutely amazing Nissan X-Trail e-4ORCE concept that really should make it into production because not only does it looks just freaking brilliant, but also because it really can help with rescues in hard-to-reach places after heavy snow storms or avalanches or whatever else happens in snowy mountains: Nissan X-Trail Mountain Rescue concept with e-4ORCE: Ride Responsibly | Nissan Europe
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