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New Nissan X-Trail for 2017 gets angular face and kit upgrades

Published: 02 June 2017

► New Nissan X-Trail
► Fresh face and new tech
► Autnomous ProPilot offered from 2018

The Nissan X-Trail has a new face and some new tech for 2017, following on from the recently revealed new Nissan Qashqai.

The biggest SUV Nissan currently makes now has the angular V-motion grille and gloss black on the front bumper and boomerang LED headlights seen elsewhere in the Nissan range. At the rear, less has changed but the rear lights are now full-LED clusters. Four new colours including this rather eye-searing Orange Pearl can be chosen now, too.

2017 Nissan X-Trail: engines

  • 128bhp 1.6-litre diesel – 6-spd manual 2wd/6-spd manual 4wd/CVT auto 2wd
  • 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel – 6-spd manual 4wd/CVT auto 2wd/CVT auto 4wd
  • 161bhp 1.6-litre petrol – 6-spd manual 2wd

The engine range remains the same as it was before, so there are two diesel offerings and a petrol. If you’re interested, the most economical version (going off claimed figures) is the lower-powered diesel in two-wheel drive form.

2017 Nissan X-Trail: interior and equipment

Nissan promises that higher-quality materials have been used inside. The thin, flat-bottomed steering wheel first seen on the new Micra is carried across, too, which can be heated as an option. Two-tone leather upholstery can be specced on the top-shelf Tekna.

In terms of kit elsewhere, DAB radio is (finally) standard and the top-spec Tekna now has a Bose stereo system included.

Nissan X-Trail 2017 interior

Probably the biggest news inside, though, is the inclusion of Nissan’s autonomous ProPilot technology from 2018. The system will control the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on the motorway and will help ease the pressure in stop-start traffic.

New-to-the-X-Trail tech also includes cross traffic alert and pedestrian recognition in the emergency braking system. 

Nissan says that thanks to better packaging inside, boot space has improved but only by 15 litres to 565 litres with the seats up on the five-seat version.

2017 Nissan X-Trail: prices and specs

Prices aren’t known yet, but we doubt they’ll change much from the current structure that starts from around £23k. It will go on sale in August 2017.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches