Nissan strengthens grip on crossover sector

  • Completely redesigned X-Trail builds on Nissan 4x4 heritage
  • Fully integrated into Nissan's industry-leading crossover range
  • Bold design, intelligent packaging with enhanced off road capabilities
  • Advanced sector-first technologies throughout
  • Seven seat option with ultra-flexible interior layout
  • Sector-best levels of rear legroom
  • Unique second row sliding and reclining function
  • Fully connected via new NissanConnect system with suite of applications
  • Nissan Safety Shield with an extended network of safety features
  • Features include power opening panoramic roof and Bi-LED headlamps
  • Two and four-wheel drive options
  • New Nissan XTronic transmission on 2WD
  • New dCi 130 engine delivers improved emissions and fuel consumption
  • CO2 emissions from 129g

Lisbon, Portugal (May, 2014) Nissan is confirming its position as the world leader in crossovers with the launch of the all-new X-Trail. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the X-Trail joins the redesigned Qashqai and Juke in Nissan's all-encompassing crossover family - bringing new technology, style and class-leading levels of practicality. First seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 and on-sale across Europe in July, the new X-Trail marks the start of yet another exciting chapter in the Nissan crossover success story. 


The  X-Trail combines Nissan's acclaimed 4x4 heritage with fresh ideas and technologies inspired by the brand's ground-breaking crossover models. Together they form a car that redefines the compact SUV segment.

Built on the new, jointly-developed Renault-Nissan Alliance Common Module Family (CMF) platform, the all-new X-Trail is just as tough and accomplished as the previous generation model, but adds crossover style and efficiency, exciting design, innovative technology and exceptional comfort and practicality.

Nissan's desire to make the  X-Trail the most comprehensive offering in the C-SUV sector provided the driving force behind the car's bold new design. Fitting perfectly into the brand's vision of modern crossover SUV styling, the new X-Trail features a striking new look that defines Nissan's latest design language.

Thanks to a smooth yet muscular body, the X-Trail combines strength and the spirit of adventure with organic, flowing lines. The elegant yet sporty profile also integrates a host of new design features and details, including bold new headlamps - available with LED as standard on high-grade models - and a distinctive new LED signature strip that makes the car instantly recognisable at night. Other details include a powered tailgate and a power opening panoramic roof.

Inside, the  X-Trail offers a completely new environment for occupants. Designed from the very outset to include an optional seven seat format, the cabin features a raked theatre seating layout that ensures every passenger has a great view out. Featuring premium materials and intelligent design throughout, the  X-Trail sets new standards for rear seat access, space for optional third-row passengers and in-car technology. The X-Trail also showcases the latest-generation NissanConnect system that offers smartphone integration and a host of innovations including several in-built Apps to enhance the connected driving experience.

Powering the all-new X-Trail is a powerful yet frugal dCi 130 engine that delivers the optimum balance of fuel economy with excellent refinement, at all speeds. Available in two and four-wheel-drive forms, the latter features Nissan's latest-generation ALL MODE 4x4-i transmission. Coupled with Nissan's new Chassis Control system and Nissan Safety Shield, the new X-Trail's drivetrain provides the driver with a comprehensive network of safety and comfort features that ensures every journey is an enjoyable one.

The X-Trail will play a highly significant role in Nissan's growing crossover family. It will be built at nine different manufacturing sites around the world for a vast array of markets. Globally, its predecessor was one of the company's biggest selling vehicles and the new version is expected to make a significant contribution to Nissan Power 88, the company's mid-term business plan covering fiscal years 2011-2016.

All-new X-Trail in detail


Combining the sleek and stylish lines of a modern crossover with the robust appeal of a typical SUV, the all-new X-Trail sets new standards for design in the SUV sector. A marked departure from its squared-off predecessor, the  X-Trail showcases next generation SUV design, introducing a smoother, more flowing look without compromising the vehicle's off-road abilities.

 Using an advanced new platform, Nissan's design team was able to take full advantage of the architecture's longer wheelbase and broader track. In keeping with Nissan's crossover design language, the all-new X-Trail places strong visual emphasis on the wheel areas, with the trademark large arches forming the cornerstones of the design. Combined with a dipping roofline, deeply sculpted flanks and rising window line, the new X-Trail fully exploits Nissan's crossover design DNA to create a car that delivers a stylish and modern appearance. 

In terms of size, the all new X-Trail is 17mm longer (4,643mm) than the previous generation model, and has a 76mm longer wheelbase that helps deliver more space inside. The new model is also 30mm wider and 5mm lower than the previous car and the ground clearance is maintained at 210mm.

The new model is also 90kg lighter than the model it replaces. Ultra high strength steel now accounts for 49 per cent of the X-Trail's body construction, making the structure lighter and stronger than before.

The advanced use of composites has also helped drive down the X-Trail's kerb weight. The tailgate, for example, is constructed from plastic rather than steel, while the front and rear bumper assemblies have been optimised for material thickness. This incredible attention to detail means that the all-new X-Trail is as strong and as light as possible.

 As customers have come to expect from Nissan, the all-new X-Trail features a host of intelligent and useful design details.

The front end, for example, combines complex shapes with crisp lines and intelligent use of light and shade. The all-new LED headlamps cut into the bumpers, cleverly combing the upper and lower halves of the body. The lamp clusters themselves are intricately detailed, with a striking new lighting signature that gives the all-new X-Trail a distinctive look in low light conditions.

At the rear the X-Trail blends bold new styling cues with existing Nissan touches. The rear light clusters, for example, display the familiar ‘boomerang' shape, while the characteristic D-pillar provides a strong visual link to both the Juke and Qashqai.

As with the exterior, the all-new X-Trail's interior has undergone a dramatic transformation. With more space, improved ergonomics and a host of new premium features, it sets new standards for comfort and equipment in the C-SUV sector.

The main dashboard area combines advanced technology with an intelligent layout that allows the driver to concentrate on the road ahead. The split-level dashboard has been designed to be as clear and easy to navigate as possible, with the gently raised centre console housing both the infotainment system and the ventilation controls.

The redesigned combimeter features the Advanced Drive-Assist Display, a large five-inch colour display screen located between the two main dials. This high-resolution touchscreen displays information from, among other sources, the all-new X-Trail's safety systems, and has been designed in such a way that drivers can receive warnings without having to take their attention away from the road.

 The centre console houses the latest NissanConnect system with a seven-inch high-resolution screen and a host of smartphone connectivity features. 

Quality and attention to detail have come to typify Nissan crossover design, and the new X-Trail is no exception. The cabin area features a host of high quality materials, including chrome, piano black and leather with contrast stitching. To further enhance comfort for occupants, Nissan examined every surface where the driver or passenger comes into contact with the car. As a result, the door armrest pads and centre console pad is eight times thicker than sector rivals offer. Other touches include a large between-the-seats storage box big enough to take an iPad or 10-inch tablet.

Equally impressive is the large powered glass panoramic roof - the biggest available in the class. Not only does it bathe the X-Trail's cabin with natural light, the front half can also be opened to provide extra ventilation.