One of the most popular models in the middle-size SUV segment 2021 Nissan X-Trail aka Rogue has been caught testing in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The new model from the first spy photos indicates that will host plenty of changes and upgrades. Unfortunately, the spied model is wearing a lot of camouflage and is hard to see all the changes. As you may not know, the X-Trail is basically Rogue model for Europe and Asia. Furthermore, both models will provide a similar design.
Under the hood, the 2021 Nissan Xtrail will be honored with two diesel engines, one petrol, and one hybrid version. Like the Rogue model, the same hybrid powertrain is expected to power X-Trail.
2021 Nissan X-Trail Design
From the first spy shots, the Rogue aka 2021 Nissan X-Trail will get similar treatment outside. The boxy shape will remain and the new model will wear cleaner design and better aerodynamics.
The front of this SUV will be stylish thanks to the new headlights and inverted trapeze grille shape. The same design is present on the Xmotion Concept, Qashqai and Micra models. However, the resemblance is even stronger at the back thanks to the stronger bumper and Xmotion’s taillights that are using the latest LED system.
The all-new 2021 Nissan X-Trail beside outside changes will get some updates inside that will include quality and durable materials all over the cabin. There will be numerous updates that will make this SUV more luxurious. The first eye-catching inside will be the new upholstery and a new 7- inch infotainment system.
The spacious cabin will remain and the X-Trail comes with three rows of seats. As before thanks to the great arranged cabin, this model can store seven passengers. Nissan will also introduce more standard equipment than before. However, leather upholstery still remains to be part of upper trim levels. Also, the advanced Nissan’s ProPilot autonomous driving tech is a highlight of this model. This system will control the “steering, acceleration and braking on this SUV.
2021 Nissan X-Trail Powertrain
The 2021 Nissan X-Trail engine range is carried over from predecessor. Besides similar design, the Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Rogue will be offered with different outputs. The Rogue comes with 2.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo-four engines.
However, according to the latest info, the X-Trail will keep the same range of engines. There will be few of them. The 1.6-liter dCi diesel is the first one choice and this engine makes 128 HP. The next one is 1.6-liter DIG-T petrol that is able to produce 161 HP. Also, more powerful 2.0-liter dCi that delivers 172 HP is still the strongest engine. The first two engines will be available with the six-speed manual transmission, while 2.0-liter dCi comes with the CVT automatic transmissions.
Hybrid Engine Rumors
The X-Trail will also get a hybrid engine as per speculations. The manufacturer will use the same unique hybrid system that powers the Rogue model. According to the numerous reports, the X-Trail Hybrid will consist of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that together produce 176 horsepower. This model will come with Nissan’s continuously variable Xtronic automatic transmission.
Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2021 Nissan X-Trail will be redesigned and it will provide a stronger look. So, we can expect that the new crossover will cost more than current one model.
Estimated price may deviate from the final price. However, according to the rumors, it will be in the range from $24,000 to $26,000. This model will be available in Europe and Asia at the same time, and we can expect Nissan X-Trail in the second half of 2020.