Nissan has added a special edition X-Trail N-Trek to its top-selling SUV range, but also bumped up the manufacturer's suggested list price of the other variants by between $300 and $400.
Whether this actually applies to the drive-away pricing you pay remains to be seen.
The N-Trek spec level slots in between the mid-range X-Trail ST-L and flagship Ti, and comes with both front- and all-wheel drive configurations, and five seats.
Over the ST-L, it gets 19-inch alloy wheels, a Bose 8-speaker audio system, bonnet protector, front and rear weather shields, front and rear kick plates, and carpet mats.
Other spec includes a 360-degree camera, blind-spot warning, cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, digital radio, leather-accented seat trim, satellite navigation with traffic monitoring, and dual-zone climate control.
The tactic of adding special editions to ageing models is a proven one for Nissan. The first 600-strong X-Trail ST-L N-Sport range, offered from July last year, was “a fast sell-out” according to the brand.
The rest of the range remains as before. There’s still the choice of three engines: the base manual-only 2.0-litre petrol has outputs of 106kW and 200Nm, the more powerful 2.5 litre 126kW of power and 226Nm of torque with a CVT, and the 2.0-litre diesel variant makes 130kW and 380Nm.
While the current iteration of the X-Trail is getting long in the tooth, sharp campaign pricing has kept its sales high. Its 2019 tally year-to-date is 16,132, giving it 11.4 per cent market share. That puts it third in class behind the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.
2019 Nissan X-Trail pricing
- FWD petrol
- ST 2.0 manual 5-seat - $29,890
- ST 2.5 CVT 5-seat - $31,890
- ST 2.5 CVT 7-seat - $33,490
- ST-L 2.5 CVT 5-seat - $37,700
- ST-L 2.5 CVT 7-seat - $39,300
- N-Trek 2.5 CVT 5-seat - $38,700
- AWD petrol
- ST 2.5 CVT 5-seat - $33,890
- ST-L 2.5 CVT 5-seat - $39,700
- N-Trek 2.5 CVT 5-seat - $40,700
- Ti 2.5 CVT 5-seat - $45,340
- AWD diesel
- TS 2.0 CVT 5-seat - $36,690
- TL 2.0 CVT 5-seat - $48,340
All prices exclude on-road costs.