Right after the launch in Europe, Japan became the next country to receive the facelifted Nissan X-Trail. It’s the second model after the Serena MPV to be equipped with ProPilot autonomous driver assist technology.
As per our previous report, the facelifted X-Trail gets the new “V-Motion” grille, revised headlamps and tail lamps with new graphics. Japan bound X-Trails also get “foot sensing” tailgate, which opens the boot by waving your foot below the bumper.
It’s only available with a 2.0-litre MR20DD direct-injected petrol engine that’s mated to a seven-speed XTRONIC CVT – carryovers from its predecessor. The engine makes 144 hp and 200 Nm of torque. Just as before, the X-Trail is available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
There’s a hybrid variant offered (paired to the same 2.0L engine) and that benefits from an automatic grille shutter to reduce drag. It has an eye opening fuel consumption rating of 20.8 km/L when tested in JC08 mode*2 regulations. Third-row seating is offered for the petrol variant only.
The 2017 Nissan X-Trail in Japan begins at 2,197,800 yen (approximately RM86k) for the 2.0S base 2WD petrol variant and goes up to 3,098,520 yen (approximately RM121k) for the range topper 4WD hybrid variant. The ProPilot and automatic boot features are restricted for the 2.0X model for both petrol and hybrid variants.
Expect the new X-Trail to land in Malaysia sometime next year.