Updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail gets new stronger diesel engine

The updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail has arrived in Australia, boasting enhancements to its exterior and interior styling, as well as the addition of a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and improved equipment levels across the range.

Visually, the upgrade brings Nissan’s bold new V-Motion grille to the mid-size SUV, giving it a family resemblance to the recently unveiled 2017 GT-R. Its headlights have also been revised to match the new grille, along with a more sculpted front bumper.

At the back, the rear combination lamps now get LED boomerang signature matched with a redesigned rear bumper, while new chrome-trim side door moldings and fresh alloys complete the freshened appearance.

Inside, the SUV gains a new D-shaped steering wheel, leather-booted sport-mode shifter, new door and instrument panel finishers, revised centre console and console lid and new seat fabric.

Advanced safety features have also found their way into the facelifted X-Trail, with intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, forward emergency braking, blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert on offer.

The current model’s 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre and 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol are carried over, but the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine has been replaced by a 130kW/ 380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.

Like before, the entry-level 2.0L petrol model can be had with either a six-speed manual or CVT automatic, while the upper specs 2.5L petrol and 2.0L diesel are paired exclusively with the CVT. The range continues to be offered in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive formats, as well as five or seven-seat options.

Summary of enhancements and changes: 2017 Nissan X-Trail

  • Engines:
    • NEW: 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine (Xtronic, 4WD); 130kW, 380Nm (this engine replaces the outgoing 1.6-litre turbo-diesel)
    • CARRY-OVER: 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine (106kW, 200Nm)
    • CARRY-OVER: 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine (126kW, 226Nm)
  • Styling: exterior and interior:
    • New front fascia with signature Nissan “V-motion” grille, revised headlights and LED signature daytime running lights
    • New rear styling with updated bumper designed and revised rear combination lamps and LED boomerang signature tail lights
    • New 17-inch (ST / TS, ST-L) and 19-inch (Ti / TL) alloy wheels
    • D-shaped steering wheel
    • New shifter knob design and leather gear-shift boot
    • New door vent finish
    • Revised centre console and lid
    • Addition of three new exterior paint colours: Marine Blue, Copper Blaze and Ruby Red
  • New Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies:
    • Intelligent Emergency Braking (all model grades)
    • Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection (Ti, TL grades)
    • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) (all model grades)
    • Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) (Ti grade)
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (ST-L, Ti, TL grades)
    • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) (Ti, TL grades)
    • Lane Departure Intervention (Ti grade)
  • Audio technology
    • Bose audio system with eight speakers, including two sub-woofer speakers (Ti, TL grades)
  • Convenience features:
    • Motion Activated Tailgate (Ti, TL grades)
    • Heated steering wheel (Ti, TL grades)
    • Heated rear seats (Ti, TL grades)
    • High Beam Assist (Ti, TL grades)
  • Minor specification changes:
    • New audio / navigation graphics
    • New design for the steering wheel-mounted controls
    • Revised control for the cooled / heated front centre console cup holders
    • Door-mounted i-Key button change: now black (formerly chrome)

2017 Nissan X-Trail model grades and pricing

ModelPrice (Excl. on-roads)
Two-wheel Drive
X-Trail ST 2.0L Manual$27,990
X-Trail ST 2.5L Xtronic$30,490
X-Trail ST 2.5L Xtronic – Seven Seat$31,990
X-Trail ST-L 2.5L Xtronic$36,590
X-Trail ST-L 2.5L Xtronic – Seven Seat$38,090
Four-wheel Drive
X-Trail ST 2.5L Xtronic$32,490
X-Trail ST-L 2.5L Xtronic$38,590
X-Trail Ti 2.5L Xtronic$44,290
X-Trail TS 2.0L Turbodiesel Xtronic$35,490
X-Trail TL 2.0L Turbodiesel Xtronic$47,290

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