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 4x4-i system.
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
17-inch alloy wheels
5” LCD colour monitor
Divide’n’Hide cargo system (five seater only)
Dual-zone climate control
7” LCD colour touchscreen
Around View monitor
Leather-accented steering wheel and gearlever
Electric driver’s seat
Heated front seats
18-inch alloy wheels
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)