- Tweaks to the interior and exterior
- New X-Trail SUV revealed ahead of Qashqai facelift
- Self-driving tech available from 2018
Nissan reveals facelifted X-Trail SUV
The car manufacturer's largest SUV has had tweaks to its exterior and interior, as well as new technologies.
The X-Trail is the largest of Nissan’s three SUVs, and is available as both a five- or seven-seater. It sits above the smaller and cheaper Qashqai in the company's range, while the Juke is the smallest of Nissan's line-up of crossovers.
Exterior updates to the X-Trail include a wider front grille, with a new bumper design in a gloss black finish. The headlamp clusters have also been updated, with new daytime running lights, and more obvious differences between the halogen lights and LED headlights. The fog lamps are now rectangular instead of circular, and there are new 17- and 18-inch wheel designs.
At the rear, too, the bumper has been redesigned, with new chrome detailing, and the X-Trail now comes with full LED lights. Four new colours are also available: Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl Metallic, and Dark Brown Pearl.
DAB is now standard across the range, and there have been a few tweaks to the touch-screen sat nav. However, if you’re plumping for the top-of-the range Tekna trim, it’s fitted with an all-new eight-speaker Bose audio system as standard, and a two-tone tan and black leather interior is an optional extra.
Boot size has been increased from 550 to 565 litres on the five-seat version, with total space coming in at 1,996 litres with all the seats folded down.
The electric tailgate can now be opened by kicking a foot under the rear bumper. And, if you’re heading out for a weekend away, you can add and adjust shelves and dividers into one of nine configurations, including one that leaves a hidden compartment to keep things out of sight.
The one thing that hasn't changed during all these revisions is the engine line-up. Buyers can still choose from a 1.6- or 2.0-litre diesel, or a 1.6-litre petrol unit, paired with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, as well as two- or four-wheel drive.
The facelifted Nissan X-Trail, a rival for the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq, Kia Sorento and forthcoming Renault Koleos will be on sale in the UK from August 2017.