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Published on June 4th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Nissan has a new X-Trail and it is needed in Malaysia soon

This is the new face lifted X-Trail for the European market. Nissan in Malaysia needs to this latest model in their showrooms to counter the offensive from the all new Honda CR-V which has just started its nationwide roadshow. If Nissan in Malaysia stays with its current X-Trail it could see a sharp drop in showroom activity as the X-Trail is one of its best selling vehicles.

This X-Trail is the largest model in Nissan’s crossover line-up and features a range of upgrades which further improve its quality and refinement. They include a distinctive and robust new exterior, higher-quality interior with desirable new features and innovative new technologies to make life on the road even safer. There are also new levels of practicality for customers, like the new hands-free functionality on the electric tailgate, which is operated by simply kicking a foot under the rear bumper.

A highly capable five or seven-seat crossover, the enhancements to X-Trail are based on customer feedback and designed to reinforce its position as the perfect car for family adventures.

Upgrades to the front of the X-Trail include a wider ‘V-motion’ grille, with a new bumper design that makes greater use of the body colour and includes a smart new gloss black finish.

Revised headlamp clusters feature a contemporary new version of the X-Trail’s ‘boomerang’ Daytime Running Light signature. There is greater design differentiation between the halogen units and full LEDs, which feature Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) for the first time. The fog lamps are now rectangular instead of circular.

At the rear, the bumper has been redesigned to give it a more robust look, with new chrome detailing. The light signature has been upgraded to full LED. The profile of the X-Trail has also been enhanced with new 17 and 18-inch wheel designs plus a chrome side moulding across the base of the two doors on range-topping Tekna grade.

There are four vibrant new exterior paint colours – Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl Metallic, and Dark Brown Pearl.

Enhancements to the interior include a new D-shaped steering wheel, which means easier entry and exit for the driver. Offering improved visibility of the instruments, it features new easy-to-use four-way controllers for reduced ‘eyes off the road’ time. It’s now available with integrated heating functionality for the first time.

New higher quality materials have been used across the cabin, such as the gloss black finish on the air vents. Heated seats are available in both the front and rear for the first time. A striking new tan and black two-tone leather interior is an optional extra on Tekna grade.

Reflecting customer demands for a superior audio option, Tekna grade is now fitted with an all-new eight-speaker BOSE Premium audio system as standard. The NissanConnect touch-screen satellite navigation features a smart new user interface that’s more app-like in appearance for easier use. It comes with a new ‘shark fin’ roof antenna for improved reception and a more contemporary finish.

It offers exceptional space and comfort, including best-in-class knee room in the second row of seats. The car has clever storage solutions and practical features, such as the sliding / reclining functionality of the second row seats.

Thanks to revised interior packaging, the boot on the new X-Trail is now larger than before, with VDA capacity rising from 550 litres to 565 litres on the five-seat version. The total space with all seats folded rises to 1,996 litres.

Every X-Trail boot comes with Nissan’s innovative Luggage Board System, which allows for shelves and dividers to be adjusted into any one of nine different configurations. These include a hidden compartment to keep valuables out of sight, making it the ideal base for family days out.

For drivers seeking new levels of flexibility and greater freedom when they want it, the new Nissan X-Trail will be available with ProPILOT autonomous drive technology during 2018. ProPILOT will control the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.

It’s one of a range of Nissan Intelligent Mobility systems which are new to the X-Trail. Others include Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. If the driver attempts to reverse when an approaching vehicle is detected, the system gives visual and audible warnings.


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