Nissan’s new X-Trail is structurally more rigid, more aerodynamically efficient, introduces a host of new active and passive safety features, has a revised cabin layout with premium features and materials, and introduces a raft of new technical aids including ProPILOT and more standard additions to the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite.

The all-new model, which shares engineering platforms with the bigger Qashqai, is slightly shorter than before (4680mm) but is wider (+20mm to 1840mm), taller (+15mm to 1725mm) and provides more rear leg room, with bigger-opening rear door apertures for easier rear access and egress. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 2705mm.

The powerful yet efficient PR25 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine lifts power output by 9kW to 135kW, with torque boosted by 18Nm to 244Nm, for more effortless acceleration and confident overtaking.

The X-Trail’s towing capability rises by 500kg over the previous generation, to 2000kg braked, while a Trailer Sway Control program is standard equipment for even more confident adventuring.

The all-new X-Trail will continue to offer a rewarding driving experience – building on its reputation as a comfortable yet adventure-ready drive no matter the road surface.

Thanks to the CMF-C platform, the new X-Trail has an updated Macpherson strut set-up at the front. Rear suspension is an advanced multi-link set-up for superb balance between ride comfort and dynamic response.

The power-steering set-up has also been upgraded, with a “quicker” rack ratio offering improved response, better feeling around the central part of the steering range and reduced friction.

A twist-dial Drive Mode Selector provides five driving modes – Off-Road, Snow, Auto, Eco and Sports – with paddle-shift controls on the steering wheel for manual over-ride of the new shift-by-wire transmission interface.

The new generation X-Trail delivers a revised and upgraded interior across all models, setting a new segment standard for elevated ambience, distinctive design and enhanced usability.

Advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies are at the driver’s fingertips, with comfort and quality at every touch. New premium materials, smart features and considered detailing enhance a cabin that delivers cutting-edge design and practicality in every dimension.

Pricing from:

  • ST 2WD $36,750
  • ST 4WD 7-seat $39,790
  • ST-L 2WD $43,190
  • ST-L 4WD 7-seat $46,290
  • Ti 4WD $49,990
  • Ti-L 4WD $52,990

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