Top Billing enjoys a road trip with the incredible Nissan X-TRAIL 2.5 TEKNA 4WD CVT
When Jonathan and Harmony decided they wanted to get away, they knew they had to do it in style. Cue the Nissan X-TRAIL 2.5 TEKNA 4WD CVT, the perfect car that offers style, fun, safety and functionality.
Top Billing presenters and crew don’t travel light, and need to get to some pretty out-of-the-way places in order to bring back the best of the good life.
The destination was Lothian House, in The Elgin Valley, a seven bedroom feat of design, engineering and home to a third generation wine farming family who’ve broken the mould of wine estate architecture in sweeping style. We were last here almost four years ago when this family escape and five star guest house was completed.
Today, Talita Burger gets to entertain guests in the midst of a fully established, artisanal wine estate. On the quieter side of the estate they do offer bass fishing and bird watching but those were no way to settle the unspoken rivalry between two male Top Billing presenters and the full variety of available water sports were enjoyed.
But it wasn't all relaxation at the guest house though, and the boys took the wheel of the X-TRAIL to see what else the amazing 2.5 litre SUV could do. In terms of safety the car is a cut above the rest, and its intelligent mobility features mean the 'smart' car can detect if you're drifting out of your lane, if someone is in your blind spot, and can even break for you in an emergency, among other features.
When it comes to fuel effciency, for stop-start game-viewing and overland trips, the diesel version automatically shuts down the engine when temporarily not in use to save fuel, quickly restarting as you pull away. Functionality aside, the look and feel of the car is amazing, and from the extremely comfortable seats to the beautiful display, incredible audio features, and the panaromic glass roof, there's no better way to travel in style.
Nissan South Africa, who lent the boys the car, were lucky to get it back!