NISSAN’s popular X-TRAIL has been treated to an array of major updates for 2021, delivering the most compelling package ever for one of the world’s most popular SUVs, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new X-TRAIL has also been equipped with Nissan’s next-generation in-vehicle infotainment system, including a new a 7.0-inch touchscreen with updated graphics. An enhanced safety package has also been added.
Intelligent driving alert is now available with the ST-L grade and above, and monitors input patterns from the driver and then adapts to recommend when the time has come to take a break.
Digital radio is now also available on the lower ST and TS grades, with a new 18-inch wheel design for the ST-L grade. The 2021 Nissan X-TRAIL is available with 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol engines, alongside a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel power unit.
The 2.0-litre petrol engine boasts 106kW and 200Nm, while the more powerful 2.5-litre alternative has 126kW and 226Nm. The 2.0-litre turbo-diesel has 130kW and an impressive 380Nm. It provides excellent fuel economy (6.0-litres/100km).
Both four-cylinder petrol engines are efficient and responsive, with the 2.0-litre variant featuring Nissan’s DIG (direct injection gasoline) technology and twin variable timing control to deliver strong fuel economy and torque.
The 2.0-litre X-TRAIL ST manual consumes 8.2-litres/100km. The 2.5-litre engine is available in all three grades, ST, ST-L and Ti, and offers a strong blend of performance and efficiency, consuming as little as 7.9-litres/100km.
The 2WD-only 2.0-litre powered X-TRAIL ST uses a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission, whereas all 2.5-litre variants (available in both 2WD and 4WD) are mated to Nissan’s Xtronic CVT with manual mode (MCVT).
This transmission’s broad gear ratio coverage and low-friction design help deliver strong acceleration and fuel economy. All Xtronic-equipped X-TRAIL model grades come fitted with an ECO mode button as well.
The 4WD X-TRAIL comes equipped with Nissan’s advanced intelligent 4×4 system to deliver excellent traction in a variety of driving conditions. Controlled by the driver it has three settings; 2WD mode, AUTO mode and LOCK mode.
2WD and 4WD variants come fitted with hill start assist, which automatically keeps the vehicle’s brakes applied when taking off from an incline to help prevent the driver from rolling backwards when setting off.
The 4WD X-TRAIL variants are equipped with hill descent control, which uses the car’s ABS braking system to control the vehicle’s speed at approximately 7km/h, when traversing particularly steep downhill terrain.
Pricing starts from $30,665 (plus on-roads) through to $45,965 (plus on-roads). For further information, please contact your local Nissan dealer.