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It seems like the Nissan X-Trail has been doing some heavy-duty training. Up front, it gets Nissan’s V-motion grille, multi-level LED headlights and fog lights at the bottom. The side profile is typically SUV, no coupé gimmicks here. Overall, we can all agree that this X-Trail is quite the looker. What’s more, it’s based on an all-new platform which backs-up its sharp and athletic looks.

On the technology front, there’s been a lot of improvements. For instance, the X-Trail gets new features like ProPilot Assist, which will help the driver adjust the car’s speed according to the route. The system also equips the X-Trail with radar-guided cruise control and lane-keep assist. Improved cameras scan the road ahead and reduce the time taken by a car to activate steering assist. A new 360-degree safety shield is also included, with features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring is available on all variants. Everyday convenience features like wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay, heated and cooled seats, and a long list of connected features are also present.

Mechanically, the X-Trail can be had with two drivetrain options internationally. Both options are powered by a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine making 179 bhp and 25.02 kgm of peak torque. A CVT is the standard transmission, but you do get to choose between front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.

Globally, the new X-Trail will lead Nissan’s product offensive to help regain lost ground in the recent past. We hope that Nissan will consider bringing the X-Trail to India as well.