Nissan Updates X-Trail SUV With Sharper Looks, Semi-Autonomous Tech

Following the example of its North-American sibling, the Nissan X-Trail receives a range of updates to make it more competitive in its class.

Starting with the visual changes, the new Nissan X-Trail now features a wider ‘V-Motion’ grille, matched by a new bumper design and a set of revised headlight clusters that integrate the boomerang DRLs.

The rear also gets a redesigned bumper which now features chrome detailing and a pair of full-LED taillights. New 17- and 18-inch wheel designs and four new color options complete the exterior revisions.

The interior is updated with a new sportier steering wheel which is similar to that in the new Micra, a gloss black finish for the air vents, heated seats front and back and a new tan and black two-tone leather option on the Tekna trim level. The cabin packaging has also been revised, meaning that the boot volume in the five-seat version is now larger (565lt over the previous 550lt).

The new Nissan X-Trail will also become available with the company’s ProPilot semi-autonomous technology during 2018, with the system able to control the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways, during heavy traffic jams and high-speed cruising.

Other driver assistance systems include Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The range of three engine options remains as is, meaning a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.6-litre diesel and a range-topping 2.0-litre diesel engine, offered with a six-speed manual or CVT transmissions and in 2WD or 4WD formats.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • LOOKS LIKE A ROGUE AND/OR A ROGUE SPORT.

    • Benjamin B.

      The X Trail is the Euro spec Rogue. The smaller Rogue Sport is badged as a Qashqai in Europe and Canada. Renault-Nissan figured Americans wouldn’t know what that means. French-Japanese businessmen for you, looking down on us.

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Is Coming For Merc’s CLA As Your Economy Sports Sedan

Meet BMW’s latest economy sedan, the 2-Series Gran Coupe, coming to America in March 2020.

2020 BMW 1-Series Review Concludes With A Very Bold Claim

The new 1-Series is now FWD, but that hardly matters to the average buyer. The real question is, is it still fun to drive?.

VW Golf Countdown: 1974-1983 Mk1 Set The Gold Standard For Compact Hatchbacks

As Volkswagen prepares to drop the Golf Mk8, we look back at the first and most iconic generation.

2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP Spotted Undisguised, Will Have 300+ HP

The upcoming hot hatch will lap the Nordschleife in less than eight minutes.

Polestar 2 Enters Final Stages Of Development Before Production Starts In Early 2020

The company’s first-ever electric model is a 402 HP performance sedan and has been tested around the globe, from the Arctic Circle to South Africa.

America Says Goodbye To The Cadillac XTS As Final Example Rolls Off Production Line

US production of the Cadillac XTS, which has been around since 2013, has ended, but the model still lives on in China.

Watch And Hear The New Corvette C8.R Take To Road Atlanta

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R sings thanks to its 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 .

Subaru Appears To Be Working On One Last Facelift For The BRZ

The facelifted BRZ could arrive about a year from now as a 2021 model.

2020 Lexus LC Convertible Spotted Undisguised During Photoshoot On The Street

The striking Lexus LC Convertible will combine supercar looks with a howling V8 -or a hybrid V6.

Harley-Davidson Halts LiveWire Electric Bike Production Over Charging Issue

The electric motorbike will top up its battery in 1 hour with a dedicated charger, but needs 10 hours with a standard home outlet.