This marks a 9% increase on the outgoing X-Trail model, with the new X-Trail’s residual values now in line with Nissan’s new Qashqai offering.

With RVs that place the new Nissan X-Trail ahead of key competitors in its segment, the model is certainly at attractive proposition for fleet managers.

For example, the new £24,795 Nissan X-Trail Acenta 2WD five-seater manual now has an RV of 52% - or £12,800 after three years. This means that the model is set to retain approximately £2,000 more over its first three years of life than the outgoing equivalent.

The increase in residual value has had a positive contribution on the Nissan X-Trail’s whole-life costs, with the new model now 10% less to run on a pence-per-mile basis – when compared with the outgoing version.

Furthermore, this makes the new X-Trail one of the segment’s best, even when compared to traditional D segment saloons.

Barry Beeston, Nissan GB Corporate Sales Director, commented: “Alongside the recently launched Qashqai, the new X-Trail is a strong prospect for fleet managers looking to reduce their running costs and maximise their investment during the vehicle’s lifecycle.

“Not only will owners get more value for their new X-Trail after three years, but the associated benefit is a significant reduction in whole-life costs too – up to 10% better versus its predecessor."

The new Nissan X-Trail will reach UK dealerships in July 17th 2014, launching with an advanced dCi 130 turbodiesel engine and offering claimed average fuel economy of 57.6mpg, along with emitting just 129g/km of CO2.