Nissan Has Created the Ultimate Dog-Friendly Crossover Concept for Families

The bespoke boot space is packed with features to improve comfort and welfare for up to two dogs. This car has been created following an owner survey from the Kennel Club, the largest organisation for promoting dog health and welfare. The survey shows that 90% of people want cars with more dog friendly features. Almost every dog owner considers their pet to be part of the family. To meet their demands, Nissan has unveiled a unique new model – the X-Trail 4Dogs, demonstrating that its flagship crossover is the perfect car for family adventures, particularly ones involving those with four legs. One of the highlights of the X-Trail 4Dogs concept includes a two-way ‘dog cam’, water shower, dryer and access ramp.

Watch the Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs concept in action below:

The features of the new car are:

  • The boot has been turned into a dog haven, 445 litres in size with a suite of innovative new features, accomodating up to two animals.
  • The Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs has everything required to keep canines clean and comfortable after a long, muddy walk. Wash them off with the 360° pull-out shower, then swap for the dog dryer which delivers a jet of air to the wet fur. Pull out the slide-away ramp so the dogs can walk up into the boot – allowing owners to stay completely mud-free – then turn on the integrated drying system which supplies warm air into the boot space.
  • The dogs can settle down into the luxurious bed, helping themselves to a drink from the no-spill water bowl or take a snack from the smart dog treat dispenser. Safety in transit is taken care via a clip-on harness hook.
  • ‘Dog-cam’ technology has been installed which has been integrated in to the NissanConnect infotainment system, enabling the owner’s to view their pets whilst driving. The owner can also talk to the dog via an audio link to keep it calm.
  • Attachments for the shower and dryer are stored in a new pull-out utility drawer, easily accessible at the front of the boot. New side compartments have been added to ensure the area remains clutter-free, and can be used for storing treats, waste bags and a lead. The X-Trail 4Dogs also features a dog guard above the rear seats – a genuine Nissan accessory available for purchase.
  • The whole boot has been upholstered in premium wipe-clean leather so any stray dirt or pet hair can easily be cleaned or removed.