We’re live at a media preview event of the T32 Nissan X-Trail facelift, where four variants of the refreshed SUVs are being displayed. To recap, the range starts with the petrol-only 2.0L 2WD (RM139,900), X-Trail 2.0L 2WD Mid (RM149,900), X-Trail 2.5L 4WD (RM159,900), as well as the new range-topping X-Trail 2.0L Hybrid (RM169,900). Prices mentioned are estimated and may subject to change.

Base models are powered by the same MR20DD 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine from before, offering 144 PS at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The 2.5L AWD gets the QR25DE 2.5 litre engine that makes 171 PS at 6,000 rpm and 233 Nm at 4,000 rpm, whereas the hybrid shares the same MR20DD 2.0 litre unit, albeit optimised for hybrid driving (parallel hybrid). All engines are paired with an Xtronic CVT with manual mode.

However, the 2.0L Hybrid gets Nissan’s Intelligent Dual Clutch Control – a one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid system. The “dual clutch” here refers to the clutch between the engine and the electric motor, and the clutch between the electric motor and the Xtronic CVT. Coasting is possible at speeds below 120 km/h – this decouples the CVT from the engine. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.21 litres per 100 km.


More photos of all variants will be uploaded shortly

All models get reshaped headlights with new boomerang-style LED daytime running lights, V-Motion radiator grille, new front bumper with revised fog lamps housing, new rear bumper, smoked LED tail lamps, shark fin antenna and 17-inch wheels (2.5L 4WD and 2.0L Hybrid get dark titanium finish). The base model gets halogen reflectors, but LED headlamps with twin projectors are standard for 2.0L 2WD Mid and above.

Inside, the infotainment system gets upgraded to a new seven-inch unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionalities. For drivers, all variants get a nicer flat bottom steering wheel, a new five-inch Advanced Drive Assist digital display within the instrument panel, and electro-mechanical parking brake with hold assist.

There’s also more extensive use of sound deadening material for a quieter cabin. The entry-level 2.0L 2WD is the only one to get fabric seats, and it also loses out on the powered tailgate.

The biggest news is safety – Nissan Intelligent Mobility is now available for all models, featuring Around View Monitor with Intelligent Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Ride Control, Intelligent Engine Brake and Intelligent Trace Control as standard.

The 2.0L Mid and it gets Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Motion Activated Power Tailgate, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Only the 2.5L 4WD and 2.0L Hybrid get Intelligent Cruise Control, High Beam Assist and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking (AEB).

Previously, the X-Trail was only offered with two airbags, but that’s in the past now. The base 2.0L 2WD gets four airbags, while the rest get six airbags as standard. Other safety features include Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold function, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA), and two Isofix child seat anchors with top tether.

Interested? The X-Trail comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty programme – the X-Trail Hybrid gets the same five-year warranty coverage, which extends to its hybrid parts and the 0.9 kWh lithium-ion battery. In conjunction with the pre-launch, buyers will get a two-year or 40,000 km Periodic Maintenance Service (whichever comes first). Additionally, the first 500 registered vehicles will also receive an exclusive gift worth RM488. The order books are now open.

The updated Nissan X-Trail is set to be launched next month, and it’s available in five colours – Brilliant White, Tungsten Silver, Titanium Olive, Diamond Black and the new Imperial Umber. If the Hybrid piqued your interest, you may read our in-depth review of the pre-facelift X-Trail, here.

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.0L Hybrid

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.5L 4WD

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.0L Mid

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.0L 2WD

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail facelift presentation slides