Nissan continues to offer a wide choice of engine and transmission options, while adding luxury items to both the entry-level (XE) and range-topping (LE) models at a reduced list price.
With the range-topping LE models, both the 2,5-litre petrol and the 2,0-litre diesel now come standard with automatic transmissions – a Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT) in the petrol-powered model, and a 6-speed auto for the diesel version.
The mid-range X-Trail SE is essentially an all-new model and the beneficiary of a significant raft of changes. The X-Trail SE now has an upmarket leather-upholstered interior as a factory-fitted option, with standard cruise control, telescopic steering-column, MP3 player input, automatic door-locking and, most importantly for those who demand genuine SUV capabilities, the more advanced and safer 4X4-i AWD system. Nissans’ advanced 4×4-i adds full Vehicle Dynamic Control electronics, Hill Descent Control and more advanced off-road functionality such as ABLS (Active-Brake-Limited-Slip) for better traction and control.
The entry-level XE grade has also been refreshed and now rides on 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, enjoys a revised and more upmarket interior treatment and has a telescopically-adjustable steering wheel.
Prices are as follows:
2.0 Petrol 4×2 M/T XE R268 300
2.5 Petrol 4×4 M/T SE R334 300
2.5 Petrol 4×4 CVT LE R391 300
2.0 dCi 4×2 M/T XE R288 300
2.0 dCi 4×4 6AT SE R369 300
2.0 dCi 4×4 6AT LE R411 300