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2023 Nissan X-Trail detailed ahead of launch

The fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail SUV is finally just around the corner. Here's what we know so far in terms of mechanicals and features.

Mike Costello
Mike Costello
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The new, fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail has taken quite some time to make it to Australia – the US-market version was revealed in June 2020 – but it’s finally just around the corner.

Due to arrive in dealers during the second half of 2022, Nissan Australia has provided some details around the specification breakdown to expect from its Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and Mitsubishi Outlander competitor.

However, we won’t be getting final pricing for a few months yet.

The new-generation Nissan X-Trail will come in four familiar specification grades, called ST, ST-L, Ti and Ti-L. All are slightly wider and taller than before, meaning the Nissan will remain one of the larger vehicles in its class.

All will be powered by a petrol engine and all will get more driver-assist safety features than ever before; far more modern interior displays than the dated current car; and available new features such as a centre-opening console, wireless charger, and splash-free wipers.

Underneath the entirely redesigned body, the X-Trail uses the same Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-C platform as the new Mitsubishi Outlander, which hit the market last year.

It runs the same 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder with 135kW of power and 245Nm of torque, up 9kW and 19Nm over the outgoing model, mated to a CVT automatic. Towing capacity is up 500kg, to a claimed 2000kg with a braked trailer.

The available all-wheel drive (AWD) system will have Eco, Standard and Sports driving modes, plus dial-controlled traction modes that tweak power delivery and traction control to work better on bitumen, direct, ice or snow. There’s also a hill descent-control system.

Nissan is also promoting the ‘twin-board’ adjustable-floor cargo area with a claimed 16 different configurations, while seven seats will be an option on “some grades” as before – though Nissan hasn’t given specifics.

Features breakdown

Nissan X-Trail ST

  • LED head- and tail-lights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Electric parking brake
  • Roof rails
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Four USB points
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Reverse AEB and cross-traffic alert
  • Emergency lane-keeping aid
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front-centre airbag

Nissan X-Trail ST-L adds

  • Privacy glass
  • Fog lights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Front parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Synthetic leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Sliding rear seats, 40:20:40
  • ProPILOT active lane-centring

Nissan X-Trail Ti adds

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED turn signals
  • Power tailgate
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Real leather ‘accented’ seats
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.8-inch projecting head-up display

Nissan X-Trail Ti-L adds

  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Remote engine start
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Nappa leather seat trim
  • Driver’s memory seat presents
  • Rear sunshades
  • Bose-branded 10-speaker sound system

MORE: Everything Nissan X-Trail

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