The Nissan X-Trail was one of the first crossovers to be launched globally back in 2000. Now ahead of the fourth-generation model's launch, pictures have been leaked online. Check them out here.
Pictures of the next-generation Nissan X-Trail have been leaked ahead of its launch on a social media platform. The new model will go on sale in China first, and it is scheduled for a world premiere in April 2021. The first-generation X-Trail was launched over two decades ago in 2000 and was one of the original vehicles in the crossover category. The X-Trail sits between the Xterra and the Pathfinder in Nissan’s global lineup. The all-new model is going to be more of an evolution with it retaining the design of the third-generation X-Trail but will get a thorough overhaul.
Deriving styling cues from the current line-up of Nissan SUVs, the new X-trail gets a more aggressive front-end with a prominent grille in a V-shape. There are new headlamps with a sharper design and LED DRLs, new LED fog lamp housings, wider air intakes, and a redesigned bumper with a new skid plate to give the crossover a bolder presence. The side profile gets blacked-out wheel arches and redesigned alloy wheels, side body cladding, roof rails, and a panoramic sunroof. Coming to the rear, the new X-Trail gets a roof-mounted spoiler and raked windshield, new wraparound LED taillights, a redesigned rear bumper, an updated boot structure, and more.
Over to the interiors, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail now gets a new nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, an around-view camera, wireless charging facility, multi-functional steering wheel, and updated surface trims, while the dashboard and centre console have been redesigned as well.
In China, the Nissan X-Trail is offered with a 1.5-litre four-pot turbo-petrol engine which develops maximum power and torque figures of 205 PS and 300 Nm, respectively and is mated to a CVT automatic transmission. It is expected that this powertrain will power the new-gen X-Trail as well and a hybrid version may be added to the lineup in the near future. The X-Trail’s second-generation model was sold in India during 2009 – 2014, but due to its low sales numbers, Nissan opted out from launching the third-generation model in the country.