The Nissan X-Trail arrived in 2001 and has been of top choice as regards soft roader market. In 2WD, drive is to the front wheels, Auto mode feeds most torque to the front axles but shuffles additional torque to the rear when slip is detected, while Lock mode gives a fixed nearly equal front/rear split and is available for tougher conditions up to 30km/hr. It is a preferable SUV for its comfortable seats and general safety features. This utterly unobtrusive ride, quiet, comfortable, and easily manoeuvrable, it is a widely preferred brand and model by most families. Built for inner town commuting of passengers, it also holds its ground in the aspect of off-road handling, as it provides a smooth drive always.