Nissan has implemented what is likely to be the final tweaks to the current generation X-Trail as it prepares for the all-new model shown as the North American-spec Rogue last year.
On the back of a series of changes applied to the Australian model earlier this month, the entry-level Visia now comes exclusively with seven-seats and without the previous turbodiesel option. Also gone is the four-wheel-drive 2.5 Acenta+ CVT.
Across the range, the X-Trail now comes standard with the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as satellite navigation on the top-spec Tekna.
Along with the mid-range Acenta, the Tekna comes with added features in the form of a reverse camera, electric tailgate, LED headlights and push-button start.
It is however the only model to come with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility range of safety and driver assistance systems as standards, which includes:
- Auto High Beam Assist;
- 360 degree surround-view camera;
- Blind Spot Intervention;
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert;
- Lane Change Assist;
- Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking.
The change in spec has not been carried over to the drivetrains where the Visia now makes exclusive use of the normally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine, whose 106kW/200Nm is delivered to the front wheels only via a six-speed manual gearbox.
On the Acenta, firepower comes courtesy of a 2.5-litre petrol rated at 126kW/233Nm. Hooked to the CVT, the amount of twist of delivered to all four wheels with the only option being five or seven-seats.
As mentioned, the Tekna is once again the range-topping derivative with the large displacement petrol being joined by the 96kW/320Nm 1.6 dCi oil-burner. While both are four-wheel-drive, the diesel swaps the CVT for a six-speed manual ‘box and only offers five seats as opposed to seven.
Standard with the sticker price on all models is a six year/150 000km warranty as well as a three year/90 000km service plan.
X-Trail 2.0 Visia – R462 000
X-Trail 2.5 Acenta 4WD CVT – R508 900
X-Trail 2.5 Acenta 4WD CVT (seven-seat) – R513 900
X-Trail 1.6 dCi Tekan 4WD – R585 900
X-Trail 2.5 Tekan 4WD CVT (seven-seat) – R599 900