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Nissan puts strong emphasis on local suspension tune with its new SUV’s

david berthon

Nissan suffered last year with component supply issues to finish the year 35.8
percent behind 2021, also waiting for delayed new models of its Juke, X-Trail,
Pathfinder and Qashqai SUV’s. Now on sale this new breed of Nissan SUVs has
been well worth the wait, the new more stylish fourth-generation X-Trail in
particular gaining ready acceptance in its first month on sale. Importantly, Nissan
has followed the route of the Korean manufacturers Kia and Hyundai by putting a
lot of emphasis on suspension tune for our road conditions. Thankfully, gone are
the days of receiving European and Asian suspension tune for our market with
Engineers flown in from Japan to fine tune for our conditions. As a result, the ride
quality on most imports is now generally first class with particular emphasis on
rebound control in the dampers to cope with our generally poor road surface

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david berthon