The new 2017 X Trail has now joined the Qashqai in adding a bit of refreshing shine to the Nissan line up with extra trim levels, design notes, technology and special paint finishes.
The exterior has received a new revision with the front V-motion grille having a wider stance on the front bumper with a new high gloss finish. The new front bumper also makes greater use of the body colour replacing the old circular front fog lights with more angular recessed units.
The front headlights have been refreshed and can now be distinguished much easier between the LED and halogen versions, with the boomerang daytime running lights and Adaptive front lighting also available on the new X-Trail for the first time.
The rear bumper has a new angular design and chrome detailing strip for a modern look, doing away with the sweeping curves of the current X-trail. Full LED rear light units are now standard across the trim levels ditching the current crystal looking rear light clusters.
Two new designs for 17 and 18 inch alloy wheels and a chrome side moulding along the bottom of the doors let you know this is the range topping Tekna model. The range of colours has also been updated with Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl Metallic and Dark Brown Pearl all available to order from August onwards.
On the inside new revisions have been made to the steering wheel making it a D shape, which aids exiting and getting in the driver’s seat. The steering wheel controls have also been upgraded to make changing settings simpler and help to keep the driver’s eyes on the road. Another first for the X-trail is a fully integrated heated steering wheel ready for those cold mornings.
DAB radio is now standard and the Nissan Connect touch-screen satellite navigation is has been refreshed and is now much easier to navigate through its app-like menus. Front and rear heated seats will be available alongside a new optional two tone leather trim on the Tekna in tan and black finish. Another feature added to the Tekna trim is an eight speaker BOSE premium audio system fitted as standard.
The new Nissan Xtrail coming in August
Nissan are busy finalising plans for semi autonomous drive and plan to bring the new technology to the new X-trail and new Qashqai sometime next year. The new system called ProPILOT will control steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on the motorway during heavy traffic and high speed cruising.
Other new safety features for the 2017 new Nissan Xtrail include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic alert, this will warn you with visual and audible alerts when reversing out of a tight space when there are oncoming cars.
The current range of engines remains the same with a 1.6 litre petrol, a 1.6 litre diesel and the newer 2.0 litre diesel with 177bhp that just launched earlier this year in the current model. The usual xtronic automatic and six speed manual gearboxes can be chosen along with 2wd, 4wd, 5 and 7 seat models.
Pricing is yet to be confirmed but the new 2017 Nissan Xtrail will be available to order in August