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A refreshed Nissan X-Trail is now on sale, and it appears to be the facelifted version of the second-generation X-Trail that was launched locally in July 2010. The sole powertrain available here is a 2.0L CVT 2WD with 139 PS and 198 Nm of torque, with drive going to the front wheels.

Compared to the original second-gen X-Trail that starred in our five-car SUV shootout, this updated model’s exterior gets a reprofiled bumper, a slightly different grille, new 17-inch wheels and new tail lamps with LEDs. Speaking of LEDs, the front projector Xenons are joined by the white diodes in an L-shape.

Inside, the 2013 car gets a new dark interior tone and multimedia navigation system with six-inch touchscreen, reverse camera and iPod/Bluetooth connectivity. The 2-DIN unit is joined by a Fine Vision Meter with a larger square multi-info display between the dials. These help make the X-Trail dashboard look a little less spartan than before.

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Also, the steering, gear knob and handbrake lever are now leather wrapped. Other amenities include Nissan’s Intelligent Key and powered front seats. Nissan also highlights a retractable rear drink holder with cooling function and a glovebox with cooling/heating function.

Now available in Solid White, the 2013 Nissan X-Trail is priced at RM148,800 on the road, which is around RM700 lower than the original sticker price.

This should be the first and last update we’ll see of this X-Trail, a curvy new one based on the Hi-Cross concept is on the way – view it here.