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2017 Nissan X-Trail on sale in Australia from $27,990, new 2.0L diesel

Nissan Australia is introducing the 2017 X-Trail facelift, bringing in a new turbo-diesel engine option as well as boosting overall standard equipment.

The 2017 X-Trail can be spotted via its new-look V-Motion grille in the front end, new alloy wheel options, and some LED daytime running lights infused into the updated bumper bar. There’s also revised combination taillights with LEDs, and special chrome trimming for the Ti and TL variants.

Five main variant lines are being offered locally, spanning from the ST, ST-L, Ti, up to the diesel-only TS and TL variants. Continuing for the petrol models is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder developing 106kW and 200Nm, and the 2.5-litre four-cylinder producing 126kW and 226Nm.

New for 2017 is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel generating 130kW and 380Nm. It replaces the outgoing 1.6-litre turbo-diesel that produced 96kW and 320Nm. This comes matched to an Xtonic CVT automatic transmission only with all-wheel drive. A manual transmission is available for the base model 2.0L petrol.

All models come with an extensive list of standard features, including autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning, along with a rear-view camera, push-button start, cruise control, and Nissan’s clever EZ Flex folding rear seat with a 40/20/40 format.

Going for the top Ti and TL adds luxuries such as auto wipers, a heated steering wheel, sunroof, adaptive headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, pedestrian detection, and heated front and rear seats. There’s also a comprehensive Bose eight-speaker sound system.

The X-Trail remains as one of the most popular SUVs in the mid-size market segment in Australia. So far this year (through April) the local arm has sold 5769 examples, giving it fourth spot overall. This facelifted model should help to give it a boost in the demanding class.

Nissan Australia says the 2017 version officially hits showrooms on May 8. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-road costs):

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.