Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) gives their compact crossover a much-needed update after 3 years. The 2018 X-Trail is now here with a new face and a lot of advanced safety features that car buyers will surely love.
Up front, the new X-Trail gets a redesigned fascia — a bigger V-Motion grille, reshaped fog and head lamps, and restyled daytime running lights (DRL). To finish the look, a new set of 19-inch rims and an integrated sunroof has been made available for the refreshed model. The rear, on the other hand, didn’t get much of an update, except for less chrome accents around the taillights.
To complement the refreshed look, the 2018 X-Trail is available in 3 new colors: Premium Corona Orange, Marine Blue, and Gun Metallic, while the classic Pearl White and Diamond Black remain.
Inside, the facelifted X-Trail gets revamped door and instrument panel finishers, shift knob design, center console, and D-shaped (flat bottom) steering wheel. Along with its leather accents, this gives the 7-seater car an upmarket feel for the driver and all its passengers.
Access to the rear compartment is also easier with the motion-activated tailgate system, which makes you open the rear end without even pressing a button.
Aesthetically, the updates were really subtle. However, NPI put most of the updates in its technological features called Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Basically, it made the new X-Trail smarter and the driving more convenient than its predecessor.
The refreshed compact crossover has an Around View Monitor that makes parking easier with its 360-degree view of the car. It also has a Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Alert for hidden oncoming vehicles from behind, while movement around the vehicle is detected through the Moving Object Detection system.
To mitigate accidents against cars up front, the new X-Trail also has Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Emergency Braking that detects imminent contact and automatically applies brakes when needed.
For those who love the great outdoors, the 4x4 variant will also have a new 4x4-I System that automatically distributes power and torque to all 4 wheels. This gives the driver full control of the vehicle no matter what the terrain is.
“With Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our customers can enjoy each adventure as they drive safe and sound. We want them to treat the new X-TRAIL as a partner that looks out for them so they can have a fun and hassle-free time on the road.”
At its core, the 2018 X-Trail is available with a 2.5L engine for the 4x4 variant and 2.0L mill for the 4x2 option — both gasoline and coupled to a Xtronic CVT with manual mode.
The 2018 Nissan X-Trail is priced at P1,728,000 (4x4) and P1,399,000 (4x2).