Nissan has revealed an updated X-Trail family car!
Nissan’s rugged X-Trail has been fairly popular in South Africa and it has even been a finalist in the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards powered by WesBank on numerous occasions.
The X-Trail is known as the Rogue in the North American market and the latest version has now been revealed. It's built on a modified version of Nissan's CMF platform and perhaps the most striking feature of the updated X-Trail is the bold interpretation of Nissan’s V-Motion grille in thick-rimmed chrome. The smart-looking grille is further complemented with the slimmer split LED headlights. It's definately more grown up and sophisticated in appearance. Where most new models grow in size over time, this revised X-Trail is actually more compact than before with its wheelbase reduced by 2.54 mm and length reduced by some 43.2 mm. What's more, this latest X-Trail will no longer be offered in 7-seat guise.
Perceived interior quality has been improved and the X-Trail features comprehensive safety specification.
As for the interior, the reduced exterior dimensions, however, translate into slight more leg and headroom than before. As for the driver's cabin, material quality and fit and finish appears to have been improved upon and a new 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality while a larger 9-inch unit is optional. The instrument cluster is larger at 7-inches and high-spec derivatives will be offered with a 12.3-inch digital cockpit and a 10.8-inch head-up display. The top-spec X-Trail can also be had with tan, diamond-quilted aniline leather upholstery as well as nice-to-haves such as Nissan's ProPilot Assist (with long-range radar and wide camera), wireless Apple CarPlay, a wireless charging pad and a 10-speaker Bose sound system.
As for the engine, a new 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 135 kW and 245 Nm of torque is found under the bonnet and is mated with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
It's still unclear when exactly the X-Trail will reach South Africa, especially considering the continued supply disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We have reached out to Nissan South Africa for clarity and we will update you as soon as more details become available.