We found out during the weekend that Real Madrid was arguably above Juventus Torino during the UEFA Champions League final – and alongside the most important football tournament for club teams on the European continent we also found about the Nissan X-Trail facelift.
This is because the Japanese automaker is the official partner of the championship – so the Euro version of the American Rogue is getting a new front fascia with enlarged radiator grille, bigger logo, modified headlights with LED daytime running lights, and reworked fog lamps. This is to adhere to the latest version of the marque’s V-Motion corporate styling, but there’s even more, There are also new amenities – hands-free function of the electric tailgate, optional adaptive LED headlights, new 18-inch wheels, and new exterior shades such as Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl Metallic, and Dark Brown Pearl.
More importantly, the X-Trail is going to pack since August when deliveries kick off the ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, though this system is actually on offer since 2018. It handles “the steering, acceleration, and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.” The system is part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility family of driver assistance technologies, also including Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The powertrains have remained the same, though – 1.6-liter diesel with 130 horsepower (97 kilowatts), packing six-speed manual or a CVT, and a choice of front wheel or all-wheel drive. The larger 2.0-liter diesel packs 177 hp (132 kW) and has the same choices – manual or CVT, FWD or AWD. There’s also a gasoline option – 1.6-liter turbo packing 163 hp (123 kW), but you can only get one configuration, with a manual and FWD.