From October Nissan’s X-Trail will benefit from a series of extensive updates with the most obvious changes made to the frontal aspect. The grille is of higher quality and flows down into the bumper assembly and retains the twin-angled struts either side of the Nissan logo.
The lights are sleeker and more technical in appearance, with either Xenon or halogen projectors (depending on grade) for the main lights and halogen parabole for the high beam.
In profile, the X-Trail’s stance has been improved, thanks to an increase in wheel size, with a 10-spoke 18in alloy design, which is also wider, now up to 225/55/18.
Materials used for the switch surrounds on the steering wheel, around the gear selector and on the door-mounted armrest have all been improved for better feel, while thicker, soft-touch materials have been chosen for the cloth seats.
The drive computer screen can also display additional info, such as warnings for low fuel, parking brake, undetected Intelligent Key and open door, as well as vital maintenance information, such as tyre maintenance, low oil and a important service reminder.
The manual gearbox has revised ratios, while the automatic gearbox has been modified for reduced friction. An additional feature is the gear-change indicator function, showing drivers when to change gear for optimised economy.