Like its American brother (the revised Rogue), the biggest Nissan SUV in Europe gets a nicer face with a larger radiator grille, a wider logo, more sharp beam headlights with daytime running lights and Fog lights remodeled. All of these components are part of the latest version of the brand’s V-Motion face.
The refreshed model brings several exciting features, such as a hands-free function for the power liftgate, which simply works by throwing a foot under the rear bumper, optional adaptive LED headlights, new 18-inch wheels and a number of Including Pearl Orange, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl Metallic and Dark Brown Pearl.
2017 Nissan X-Trail Facelift
Probably the most important new system is the standalone steering technology ProPILOT, which will be available for the model next year. It will “control the direction, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high speed cruising.” The system is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility technology lineup, which also includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, and Rear Traffic Alert.
The engine portfolio remains unchanged and contains three different options. The basic unit is a 1.6-liter diesel with 130 horsepower (97 kilowatts), offered with a six-speed manual or a CVT, either a FWD or an AWD. There is also a larger 2.0-liter diesel engine, which was introduced for the X-Trail last year. It is available with the same transmissions and sends 177 cv (132 kW) to the front or all four wheels.
Gasoline fans will have only one choice: a 1.6-liter turbocharged unit with 163 hp (123 kW), coupled exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission providing power to the front axle.
According to Nissan, since the launch of the third generation of X-Trail, more than 115,000 units of the model have been delivered to European customers – sales doubled from 2014 to 2015, and the total has further increased by 40% next. The facelifted crossover 2017 Nissan X-Trail Facelift will go on sale in August this year.