The new-generation Nissan X-Trail has been officially revealed in the USA.
Sold as the Rogue stateside, there is expected to be a wait of around 12 months until the new X-Trail arrives in Australian showrooms.
Despite the beefier looks, the body is 38mm shorter than the current model, while the roofline is 5mm lower.
The cabin has been comprehensively updated, depending on the trim level, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.8-inch full-colour head-up display, and a floating 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system are available.
Higher quality materials, wireless phone charging and wireless Apple CarPlay are also included.
Also available is Nissan’s full ProPilot suite of active safety features that includes next-generation radar and camera technology to provide smoother braking, better steering assist feel and improved detection performance when other vehicles cut into the lane.
The ProPilot suite also uses the brand’s Navi-link technology incorporated into the navigation system which allows map-guided speed control in advance of known turns, exits, and junctions.
At launch, in the US, the Rogue will continue with the 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, however, it’s expected Nissan will deploy its e-Power tech and a hybrid powertrain at some point.
The enhanced Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system now uses a new electro-hydraulic controlled clutch as well, which can control torque more accurately and quickly by predicting front-wheel slippage, making torque distribution to the rear more responsive.
There’s also new Rack Electric Power Steering with a quick gear ratio, helping minimise steering corrections, while the new suspension design features a rigid mount (six mounting points) and a new multi-link rear.
Locally, Nissan is yet to confirm when the new X-Trail will head Down Under.
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