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Nissan offers ultimate selfie-mobile

X-Trail crossover available in the UK with optional drone package

Published: May 10, 2017, 10:30 PM
Updated: May 15, 2017, 2:07 PM

Nissan X-Trail X-Scape

You know all those great driving commercials of vehicles on closed courses, while the camera captures them from all angles without breaking stride? Well if Nissan is giving X-Trail owners the opportunity to capture their own off-road adventures with a new X-Scape version.

Nissan X-Trail X-Scape

As with other special editions, the X-Trail X-Scape has some exclusive standard equipment, and in its case, it’s a Parrot Bebop 2 drone (complete with “follow me” GPS technology so drivers don’t have to worry about steering it as they’re concentrating on driving) and visual-tracking (which means the vehicle will always be centred in the frame during shooting).

And it comes with a bespoke backpack so it can be taken away from the vehicle when the X-Trail driver parks the vehicle and goes deeper into the wilderness on a trail run or ride, a hike or even a whitewater kayak run.

Branded for Nissan, the X-Scape’s Parrot Bebop 2 weighs just 500 g and comes with a Skycontroller 2 remote, and Parrot Cockpitglasses that allow the controller a First Person View (FPV) live feed from the drone’s 14 megapixel digitally-stabilized camera.

The X-Scape package is available on select versions of the X-Trail in the UK as a £500 option (just shy of $900 Canadian), and although the X-Trail is practically identical to North America’s Rogue, there is no word yet on whether a similar package might be offered here.