Nissan to launch updated X-Trail by mid-2009

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Nissan plans to a give a much needed facelift to its ageing X-Trail SUV which is likely to be launched by Mid-2009. The new X-Trail promises to be more powerful and fresh with new interiors and exteriors compared to the existing version.

Exterior Changes

  • New bigger headlamps that lend a taller stance
  • Refreshed bumpers
  • Bolder wheel arches for a muscular touch
  • Refreshed rear with a larger tail-lamp cluster that gives a boxy appearance to the overall car design
  • Longer dimensions (175mm) and extended wheelbase (5mm)
  • New Tail gate design
  • Huge roof rails with path lights

Interior Changes

  • Instrument cluster is brought behind the steering wheel, which was earlier Centrally located(like in Chevy Spark and Tata Indica Vista)
  • Larger array of knobs and buttons around the driver’s seat to distract the driver!
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • Vertical dashboard console expanded to accommodate new music system and GPS (Global Positioning System) unit
  • Flat-folding rear seats with more boot space

The current Nissan X-Trail bears a price tag of 22 Lakhs(approx), and we expect the upcoming new X-Trail to be a few thousands dearer. That said, you will still get only 5 seats as opposed to the 7 seat configuration sold worldwide.

There is no official statement regarding a specific launch date of the refreshed X-Trail yet, but its expected that Nissan Motors India will reveal some information and details about the powertrain and mileage very soon. So, stay tuned to IAB for more updates!

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