Nissan Unveils the 2017 X-Trail
Nissan has unveiled an updated version of its C-segment SUV, the X-Trail, for 2017. The update marks the first major facelift to the SUV’s third generation, which debuted internationally in 2013. The X-Trail gains a new look along with a barrage of new features. Check out what to expect from the 2017 X-Trail refresh below.
2017 Nissan X-Trail exterior
Up front, the 2017 X-Trail receives the new signature boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and LED projector headlamps with high-intensity discharge. These integrate seamlessly with the new bumper and larger-than-usual V-Motion grille. Notably, the updated bumper features slit-shaped fog lamps instead of the circular ones that Nissan uses in its other SUVs, such as the Juke and Patrol.
The side profile remains relatively unchanged, except for the addition of a chrome strip on the bottom plastic trim.
At the rear, updates include full LED taillight clusters and a more robust rear bumper design complemented by chrome detailing.
2017 Nissan X-Trail interior
Inside, you’ll find updates as well, most notably on the gadgetry front such as an eight-speaker Bose audio system on the top spec variant, new user interface, revised navigation system, and a motion sensor-activated tailgate. A flat-bottomed steering wheel allows for better spaciousness for the thighs, especially for taller drivers.
The most notable addition however, is Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system that offers the convenience of Level 2 autonomy, designed for highway use in single-lane traffic. ProPilot uses a series of steering, acceleration, and braking functions that can be operated in full automatic mode, easing the driver workload in heavy highway traffic and long commutes. As you can imagine, many Filipino drivers will consider this feature a godsend.
2017 Nissan X-Trail performance specs
Specs for the local version have not been released yet, but the ones for the European and Indian market have. The European release will use three engine choices: a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 175 hp and 380 Nm of torque, a 1.6-liter turbodiesel with 161 hp and 240 Nm of torque, and a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline that produces 161 hp and 240 Nm of torque.
Meanwhile, the Indian market X-Trail comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline inline-4 that makes 142 hp and 200 Nm of torque.
Which of these engine versions will accompany the local-release X-Trail remains to be seen. As for the color options, the Nissan X-Trail 2017 comes available in Orange Pearl, Dark Brown Pearl, Red Pearl, and Blue Pearl Metallic.