The Nissan X-Trail, said to be the world’s best-selling SUV, is now available with a range of upgrades which enhance its quality and refinement. The changes include a distinctive and robust redesign of the exterior, a higher-quality interior with desirable new features, additional practicality for owners, and innovative new technologies to make life on the road even safer.
The enhancements are based on consumer insight and customer feedback, and are designed to reinforce the X-Trail’s position as the ideal Nissan for family adventures.
The X-Trail has always been known for its sculpted and muscular styling, with chiselled lines, high wheel arches and elegant curves on the bonnet. All of those characteristics remain, and are now showcased through a distinctive and robust redesign of the front end, adding a new dynamism and more premium styling cues.
The upgrades have resulted in a very slight change to the overall length of the car – an increase of 50mm means it now measures 4690mm from bumper to bumper. There is no change to the width (1830mm), height (1710mm) or wheelbase (2705mm). The exterior changes have not affected the new X-Trail’s aerodynamic performance, with a Cd rating of 0.32.
Six of the eight existing exterior colours have been carried over, with four vibrant new additional shades added – Monarch Orange, Palatial Ruby, Sapphire Blue and Picador Brown.
The cabin of the latest X-Trail boasts a raft of upgrades to enhance the existing high-quality feel. The striking new steering wheel is the first thing drivers will notice – it echoes the design of Nissan’s newest models globally and is standard across the X-Trail/Qashqai range. Now D-shaped, the horizontal base means easier entry and exit for the driver, as well as providing a sportier look and feel.
Other cabin upgrades add to the higher-quality ambience and increased refinement of the X-Trail. A leather knee pad on both sides of the centre console has been added, while the area above the glovebox has been given a more contemporary finish. The air vents now feature a new gloss black surface.
The car continues to offers exceptional space and comfort, including best-in-class knee room in the second row of seats. It has clever storage solutions and practical features, such as the sliding/reclining functionality of the second-row seats, while access to the roomy third row remains simple and convenient.