2021 Nissan X-trail

The all-new Nissan X-trail has finally and officially been unveiled. After months of speculation and leaked images on the internet the Japanese brand itself has cleared the rumors and has officially released the all-new X-trail to the world. The all-new model now comes with a dual headlight setup with its high-set LED daytime running lights and bumper-mounted headlights that is similar to that found on the recently updated Juke. It also features the brand’s signature V-motion grille in a wider rendition.

2021 Nissan X-trail exterior

Design-wise and aside from the already mentioned dual-layer headlights and wider V-motion grille, Nissan has made the all-new X-trail look more modern yet athletic. The crossover’s flanks are more angular than before, especially in its quarter panel areas. It also comes with more creases and more defined edges specifically at the rear of the vehicle where it can be seen on the tailgate. The lower bumper has also been updated featuring thicker cladding. 

2021 Nissan Xtrail interior

On the inside, the all-new X-trail comes with a wide dashboard accented by a floating infotainment system. Slim air vents can be seen on the dashboard along with a driver-oriented center stack. The steering wheel is also new coming in with a three-spoke design and a large horn pad. While not yet known if it will be a standard feature the new crossover also comes with a digital instrument cluster. The new feature, however, might just be reserved for the higher variants of the X-trail. A new electro-mechanical gear selector is also present in the new crossover.

The new X-trail now comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and with the addition of Google Assist and Siri support. Safety has been updated as well as it now comes with rear cross-traffic alert and rear automatic braking. In the US market the Nissan X-trail also comes with the Japanese brand’s Intelligent Mobility Safety package as well which gives the crossover a 360-degree camera as well as automatic emergency braking.

2021 Nissan X-trail engine

Engine options for the all-new X-trail only come in one option. The new crossover is still powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that it now shares with its Altima stablemate. The gasoline fed motor makes 178hp and 245 Nm of torque. The all-new vehicle still retains its front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive layout and still shifts via a CVT.

With the X-trail being introduced in the US it is only a matter of time until it gets released to the ASEAN market. The question still remains, however, if Nissan Philippines will bring the new model in as the local branch of the Japanese brand has yet to release an official statement on the matter.

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