Nissan to launch updated X-Trail by mid-2009

02/02/2009 - 19:15 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Vibs

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!

Nissan X-Trail Gallery

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