Aside from the all-new Nissan Leaf, the facelifted X-Trail and Qashqai were also on display at the recent Singapore Motor Show. Both models made their launch debuts in the republic last year in October and September, respectively.

Starting with the X-Trail, the SUV now features a bolder V-Motion grille and new bumper design. There’s also new lighting clusters, which incorporate “boomerang” LED daytime running lights. The LED headlights are standard on the sole 2.0L 4×4 variant offered there, and come with Nissan’s Adaptive Front Lighting System.

At the rear, the bumper has been redesigned with new chrome detailing, and the taillights are now fully LED units. Other exterior features here include a powered panoramic sunroof and tailgate, roof rails and 19-inch wheels.

The cabin now comes with a new D-shaped steering wheel that incorporates new four-way controllers as well. Leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system are all standard on this variant.

The X-Trail also benefits from the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of systems, which include autonomous emergency braking and around view monitor. Safety wise, there’s six airbags, hill start assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control and Nissan’s Chassis Control – Intelligent Trace Control, Intelligent Engine Brake and Intelligent Ride Control.

A MR20DD 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine provides motivation here, serving up 144 PS at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. An X-Tronic CVT automatic is paired with the mill, along with an All-Mode 4×4-i system.

Next up is the updated Qashqai, which also comes with a number of visual enhancements. It too comes with a new V-Motion grille, flanked by standard LED headlights with new LED DRLs and Adaptive Front Lighting System.

Elsewhere, crossover gains restyled bumpers at the front and rear, new “boomerang” graphics for the LED taillights. On the inside, the Qashqai also receives a new D-shaped steering wheel, just like the X-Trail.

The Qashqai is availble in three variants in Singapore – 1.2L DIG-T Lite, 1.2L DIG-T Premium and 2.0L Premium. The first two employs a HRA2 1.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol powerplant with 155 PS at 5,200 rpm and 165 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Drive goes to the front via an X-Tronic CVT.

As for the range-topping 2.0L Premium, it gets the same MR20DD mill and CVT found in the X-Trail, although it is strictly a front-wheel powertrain. The 1.2L variants comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the 2.0L unit is fitted with 19-inch units.

Equipment wise, the 2.0L variant gets the most goodies, including a motion-activated powered tailgate (also found on the X-Trail), dual-zone climate control, powered seats, keyless entry and start, electronic parking brake, Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, high beam assist and rear cross traffic alert.

The X-Trail has a starting price of SG$136,800 (RM408,660), while the Qashqai is priced at SG$106,800 (RM319,353) for the base variant, SG$109,800 (RM328,047) for the mid-range variant and SG$131,800 (RM394,108) for the 2.0L – prices are without COE.

Nissan X-Trail 2.0L 4×4

Nissan Qashqai 2.0L Premium

Nissan Qashqai 1.2L DIG-T Premium