There’s a new Nissan X-Trail on the block, and although it’s only a facelift, the new crossover does boast a considerable array of useful new tech and a sensible set of practical, aesthetic and safety enhancements.
The facelifted X-Trail was revealed in June and officially launched in South Africa this week - look out for our full review coming soon.
Nissan features prominently in the crossover segment and continues to offer versatile vehicles that are equally happy on the urban weekday commute as they are on off-the-beaten-track weekend adventures with the family (and dog).
In terms of its siblings, the X-Trail is Nissan’s flagship premium crossover (dwarfed only by the Patrol, a new version of which is also due soon), while the Juke remains a popular small SUV and the Qashqai continues to do duty as Nissan’s mid-sized crossover.
The around-view monitor makes parking much easier.
The new X-Trail features Nissan Intelligent Mobility enhancements which will alert the driver when things seem a little precarious, like when there’s another vehicle in the blind spot, or when straying from a lane, or when backing out of a parking around other moving cars.
There’s also automatic emergency braking, potential collision warning, automatic high/low beam headlights and what Nissan calls an Intelligent Around View Monitor, allowing for drivers to park more easily by having a better awareness of the vehicle’s surroundings.
Inside things have been taken up a notch with an upmarket design featuring new styling for the steering, the door finishes and the console wrap, with a plusher material for the seats (which you can have seven of, as an option). The black leather trim has also been enhanced and now features white stitching while the steering wheel is D-shaped. The centre console and the console lid have also been improved, while the NissanConnect touchscreen satellite navigation system now features a new interface that’s more user-friendly.
New grille and headlight arrangement allows it to pull a boat – at speed, out of a jetty.
On the outside, there’s a new “V-Motion” grille and bumper, revised headlights and signature day-time running lights, with the choice between 17- or 19-inch alloys and new exterior colours like Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl Metallic and Dark Brown Pearl. The front also features integrated fog lamps while the rear has LED boomerang taillights and the rear bumper has been freshened.
The new Nissan X-Trail comes with Nissan’s class-leading 6-year/150,000km warranty, a 3-year/90,000km service plan and 24-hour roadside assist.
Service intervals are at 15,000km and the new X-Trail is priced as follows:
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