The very popular Nissan X-Trail SUV has been refreshed and sports some exterior refinements and new technology.
The front appears to have a sharper look overall, with new rectangular fog lamps, more angular-looking headlights with LED daytime running lights, a wider grille and larger logo.
Nissan has added its semi-autonomous ProPILOT driving technology, which will be offered on the X-Trail from next year. It will “control the steering, acceleration, and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.”
Inside, the Japanese manufacturer has fitted a new steering wheel with redesigned multifunction buttons and an optional heating function. The font and back seats also come with an optional heating function. Boot sprae has been increased on the five-seat version of the X-Trail from 550 to 565 litres.
Other new features include a foot activated, hands-free electric tailgate operated by a sensor underneath the boot there is also a choice of optional adaptive LED headlights, new 18-inch wheels and four new exterior colours.
The engine selection in Europe remains unchanged with three different options. There are two diesel mills (a 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre) and a single 1.6-litre petrol engine. In South Africa, the current model offers two petrol options (2.0-litre and 2.5-litre) and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel. It’s yet to be confirmed which engine options we will get when the facelifted X-Trail arrives on our shores.
The new Nissan X-Trail will be on sale in Europe from August 2017.