The Nissan X-Trail midsize SUV – called Rogue in North America – can now be had by adventurous people in the United Kingdom and Europe in a newly minted X-Scape trim, costing an extra £500 ($647) atop the standard version.
There’s a catch – the X-Scape is nothing to write home about in terms of new features, though it adds some soft-roading functionality, but it does come with a rather unique implementation – a drone. It’s a lightweight Nissan-branded drone, produced on the basis of the Parrot Bebop 2, is only tipping the scales at one pound (500 grams) and comes with a Parrot Skycontroller 2 remote control and Parrot Cockpitglasses headset. These deliver a “First Person View” option – meaning the user can see a live stream from the drone’s onboard 14 megapixel camera. The drone can fly up to 25 minutes and comes with a custom backpack-style storage case.
Both the drone and its additional equipment are free of charge and the X-Trail X-Scape trim is just £500 (€595/$647) more than the standard trim, adding perks such as a new version of the NissanConnect infotainment system with satellite navigation, a panoramic sunroof, embedded roof rails, and premium X-Trail floor mats. There are only 1,200 units for Europe and a mere 200 examples for the UK market.