The Nissan X-Trail 2017 model has been revealed in the US through a joint commercial from Nissan and ESPN for the US market. The X-Trail which is also known by the name of Nissan Rogue was up for a mid life cycle upgrade since quite some time now. The facelifted version will have some minor updates that would mostly involve cosmetic ones.
The refreshed X-Trail shares many of its attributes with the Nissan Murano crossover which is also being sold in the US for quite sometime now. The updated model will have new fog lamp inserts, brand new bumpers, redesigned grills, 17-inch alloys in the entry level trims and 18-inch alloys for the higher trims. The cabin is roomy enough for seven passengers on-board while the seats and steering is covered with leather. The dashboard and the infotainment are updated with new designs and apps for greater connectivity with your devices. The new model would have new ABS system and various updated features that should help to improve safety of the passengers.
The engine would remain unchanged for the US model which will continue to be powered by the outgoing 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine.
Interestingly, Nissan is preparing to launch the Nissan X-trail hybrid model in India with the outgoing 2016 powertrain. Earlier Nissan had decided to launch the model by the end of 2016. According to reports the car maker is facing some issues with the hybrid powertrain and have decided to launch the SUV in 2017. The X-trail will be imported to India as CBU (completely built unit) from Japan. The new model would be pricier than the previous generation X-Trail, even after getting benefits from the Indian government's Fame scheme. The X-trail would come with a 2.0-liter petrol engine coupled with an electric motor. Together they will deliver the output of 179bhp and 2.7nm torque. The engine would be mated to a CVT gearbox for great performance figures. You can expect better off road capabilities in the new gen model due to its new electronic 4WD system. However Nissan will discontinue the earlier generation of the X-Trail due to poor sales figures.