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The 2014 Nissan X-Trail will cost from $27,990 when it goes on sale in March, and from $31,580 for the first versions of the compact SUV to be offered with seven seats.

Nissan Australia today announced detailed pricing and specifications for the third generation of the X-Trail that debuted in 2001 and has since gone on to make about 140,000 sales locally.

There’s a softer approach to the styling for the first time, replacing the boxy, rugged look of previous X-Trails.

The new Nissan X-Trail is available only with carry-over but incrementally improved petrol engines for now, with diesel power arriving in the third quarter of 2014.

Only the base model gets a 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder with manual gearbox, with all other front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models adopting a 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder with ‘Xtronic’ continuously variable transmission.

There are three trim levels, all familiar from other Nissans: ST, ST-L and Ti. Opting for AWD over FWD requires a premium of $2890 (ST-L) or $3490 (ST), with the flagship $44,680 petrol Ti exclusively using Nissan’s All Mode 4×4-i system.

Nissan X-Trail 2014-6

A third row feature is available only on two FWD models – ST and ST-L. The seven-seater Nissan X-Trail effectively replaces the Dualis+2, which won’t return when the X-Trail’s Dualis twin also debuts later this year – assuming the Qashqai nameplate that had been used in other markets.

A rear-view camera, keyless engine start, alloy wheels, Nissan Connect with colour display infotainment system and cruise control are standard features across the range. Five-seater models feature a split level boot Nissan dubs Divide’N’Hide, while all models feature larger, wider-opening rear doors than before.

The mid-spec ST-L gains features including dual-zone climate, a bigger colour display, sat-nav, extra leather, electric driver’s seat and Around View monitor.

The range-topping Ti’s extras include bigger wheels, LED headlights, rain sensors, sunroof, electric tailgate with motion sensor and an assortment of driver aids.

 

2014 Nissan X-Trail: Key features model by model

ST
17-inch alloy wheels
Rear-view camera
Nissan Connect
5” LCD colour monitor
Keyless start
Divide’n’Hide cargo system (five seater only)
Cruise control

ST-L
Dual-zone climate control
7” LCD colour touchscreen
Around View monitor
Satellite navigation
Digital radio
Leather-accented seats
Leather-accented steering wheel and gearlever
Electric driver’s seat
Heated front seats
Foglights
Roof rails
Privacy glass

Ti
18-inch alloy wheels
LED headlights
Rain-sensing wipers
Electric sunroof
Motion sensor auto tailgate
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Lane departure warning
Blind spot monitor
Moving object detection

 

Nissan X-Trail Pricing (est. driveaway in brackets)

Front-wheel drive 2.0L manual
ST $27,990 ($31,155)

Front-wheel drive 2.5L Xtronic CVT auto
ST $30,490 ($33,727)
ST Seven-seater $31,580 (34,853)
ST-L $36,190 ($39,601)
ST-L Seven-seater $37,190 ($40,631)

All-wheel drive 2.5L CVT auto
ST $33,980 ($37,325)
ST-L $39,080 ($42,575)
Ti $44,680 ($48,343)




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