Say Hello to the New Nissan X-Trail – Looks Gempak or What?
2021 is going to be a massive year for Nissan, as not one or two, but at least five new models including the Altima, Versa, Sentra, Titan, and the 400 Z, are all set to enter production, and eventually try to take over the world.
And out of the lot, the first redesigned model to be unveiled is none other than the all-new X-Trail, which is also known as the Nissan Rogue in the USA.
On the exterior, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail adopts signature Nissan design elements such as the floating roof and an evolved V-motion grille, and adds new features such as the unique headlight shape and “U-shape” bodyside highlights.
New multi-level LED headlights with an expanded illumination area are standard on all 2021 X-Trail grade levels and accent the powerful front grille design.
The body itself measures 1.5 inches shorter and 0.2 inches lower than the previous generation X-Trail, adding to the look of strength while also enhancing driving manoeuvrability.
Key aerodynamic features include “3D” tire deflectors in the lower front fascia, an active grille shutter to control air flow into the engine compartment, special A-pillar shaping, underbody covers to manage air flow under the vehicle and a unique “air curtain” that precisely directs air flow from the front to the sides of the X-Trail.
Inside, the redesigned cabin offers a very premium look and feel from what we can see, with features like front and rear leather-clad Nissan Zero Gravity seats, three interior colour choices, a split one-touch fold-down rear seat with remote fold feature, a reconfigured rear cargo area, easy-to-wash cargo liner and floor mats, redesigned Divide-n-Hide, Motion Activated Liftgate, new electronic shifter design, as well as extra storage space under the new “floating” center console.
The long list of additional technology includes standard Push Start Button, Rear Door Alert, Easy Fill Tire Alert, NissanConnect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, as well as Audio Streaming via Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, Google Assistant, and SiriusXM Radio.
The range-topping version on the other hand, will get goodies like 12.3-inch Digital Dashboard meter display, a head-up display, heated rear seats, ambient lighting, wireless charging pad, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, Bose Premium Audio System, Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation and more.
As for the engine, Nissan says that every 2021 X-Trail will feature a standard 2.5-litre DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine with Nissan’s Direct Injection Gasoline system. Horsepower is rated at 181 hp which is an increase of 11 hp. Torque is increased by 8 Nm to 245 Nm.
Further complementing the package is an Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, 5 drive modes (Off-road, Snow, Standard, Eco and Sport) a Vehicle Motion Control system, and a new Rack Electric Power Steering with a quick gear ratio.