It took some time for the latest Nissan X-Trail to reach the global market, which debuted as a rogue in the United States in June 2020. Now, however, the fourth-generation SUV will move to Australia, with specifications confirmed before sales in the second half of the year.
Built on the C-segment variant of the Common Modular Platform (CMF-C), the new X-Trail gets the same exterior design that was introduced two years ago, sporting a slim two-tier LED headlight, a plunging V-motion grille, prominent front and rear haunches. , An upward window line and chrome window trim that extends to the rear windscreen, creating a “floating ceiling” look. Arrow-shaped taillights and a large decorative silver skid plate can be found on the back.
Inside, the X-Trail gets a horizontal dashboard layout, a long center console (with storage space at the bottom), a split-opening center armrest and a freestanding infotainment touchscreen. An eight-inch display comes as standard, while the top Ti and Ti-L variants get a 12.3-inch screen for instrumentation and infotainment, along with a 10.8-inch head-up display.
Other available features include remote engine start, heated seat, sliding rear seat, Nappa leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera system, Kiwi wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay connection, a ten-speaker Bose sound system and a handheld. Tailgate.
In terms of safety, X-Trail comes as standard with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane assistance, traffic sign recognition and reverse AEB. The propilot Level 2 from base ST to ST-L adds semi-autonomous driving capability and adds lane centering assist. A new center airbag has also been installed.
Power comes from a 2.5-liter naturally coveted four-cylinder engine. Despite having the same nominal size as the outgoing QR25DE, the PR25DD is a new unit with direct injection and produces an additional 12 PS and 19 Nm of torque at 184 PS and 245 Nm. As before, it is combined with a CVT that drives the front wheels Incidentally, this engine has already been replaced by a 204 PS / 300 Nm 1.5 liter turbocharged variable compression engine in the United States and China.
As of yet, it is unclear whether the new X-Trail will be launched in Malaysia soon, although replacing the relatively successful model for the brand would make sense for Idaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM). Car production has been halted in Thailand, where Nissan is reportedly focusing on small vehicles and electric vehicles.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Bringing cars from Japan to Malaysia in the form of CBU will not be effective as it will adversely affect the price, and although ETCM can assemble the car locally using Japanese CKD packs, it will be affected by higher taxes if imported from Thailand.