2022 Nissan X-Trail detailed for Australia – 184 PS/245 Nm 2.5L NA, CVT, ProPilot; is it coming to Malaysia?

2022 Nissan X-Trail detailed for Australia – 184 PS/245 Nm 2.5L NA, CVT, ProPilot; is it coming to Malaysia?

It’s taken a while for the latest Nissan X-Trail to reach global markets, having made its debut all the way back in June 2020 as the Rogue in the United States. Now, however, the fourth-generation SUV will make its way to Australia, with specifications being confirmed ahead of it going on sale in the second half of the year.

Built on the C-segment variant of the Common Modular Platform (CMF-C), the new X-Trail gets the same extroverted design that was introduced two years ago, sporting slim two-tier LED headlights, a plunging V-motion grille, prominent front and rear haunches, an upswept window line and chrome window trim that stretches all the way to the rear windscreen, creating the in-vogue “floating roof” look. Arrow-shaped taillights and a large decorative silver skid plate can be found at the rear.

Inside, the X-Trail gets a horizontal dashboard layout, a tall centre console (with storage space underneath), a split-opening centre armrest and a freestanding infotainment touchscreen. An eight-inch display comes as standard, while the top Ti and Ti-L variants gain 12.3-inch screens for instrumentation and infotainment, along with a 10.8-inch head-up display.

2022 Nissan X-Trail detailed for Australia – 184 PS/245 Nm 2.5L NA, CVT, ProPilot; is it coming to Malaysia?

Other available features include remote engine start, heated seats, sliding rear seats, Nappa leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera system, Qi wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, a ten-speaker Bose sound system and a hands-free powered tailgate.

Safety-wise, the X-Trail comes as standard with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition and reverse AEB. Moving from the base ST to the ST-L adds on ProPilot Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capability with the addition of lane centring assist. A new centre airbag has also been fitted.

Power comes from a 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine. Despite being nominally the same size as the the outgoing QR25DE, the PR25DD is a new unit with direct injection and it produces an extra 12 PS and 19 Nm of torque at 184 PS and 245 Nm. As before, it’s mated to a CVT that drives the front wheels. Incidentally, this engine has already been replaced by a 204 PS/300 Nm 1.5 litre turbocharged variable compression engine in the US and China.

2022 Nissan X-Trail detailed for Australia – 184 PS/245 Nm 2.5L NA, CVT, ProPilot; is it coming to Malaysia?

As yet, it’s unclear if the new X-Trail will be launched in Malaysia anytime soon, even though it would make sense for Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) to replace what has been a relatively successful model for the brand. Production of the car has been discontinued in Thailand, where Nissan is reportedly focusing on smaller vehicles and electric cars.

It has not been revealed where the Australian model will be built, but it is likely it will be imported from Japan. Bringing the car into Malaysia in CBU form from Japan would not be viable as it would adversely affect pricing, and while ETCM could assemble the car locally using Japanese CKD packs, it would still be hit by higher taxes than if it were imported from Thailand.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • seancorr on May 18, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Haha the Serena facelift isn’t even launched yet here
    in Malaysia despite selling decent numbers for a MPV

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    • Dong Gor on May 18, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      Nissan is a dead brand in Malaysia… and Geely/ Proton just pulled out their life support line.

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    • Civic Turbo 2018 on May 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm

      Why eager for change if still good?

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      • GenY AEB on May 18, 2022 at 6:57 pm

        Need to upgrade to new Chasis, new features.

        1. No AEB.
        2. No BSM.
        3. No ACC.

        Hope to see Nissan Serena 1.2L EV.

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    • Guava bird on May 18, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      New Serena facelift would sell well again

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    • Avenger on May 18, 2022 at 6:15 pm

      New Xtrail already time for facelift yet Unker Tan Chong still selling the old model. Nissan issues are self inflicted and yet got idiots still blaming Proton/NAP for it. Go figure.

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  • Yea would love to bring X-trail here

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  • sohai on May 18, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Waiting for Tan Chong to bring in new model?
    You wait lah…

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  • Sorry to say but Tan Chong is no longer concentrating on the Nissan brand since they are under preasure from Nissan Japan to perform. That is why they are spending more time and resources on the Chinese brand as backup in case they lose the Nissan distributorship in Msia

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    • Who says Tan Chong will no longer concentrating on Nissan. Tan Chong are still focusing Nissan brand, besides those Chinese brands now under Tan Chong.

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      • Tan Chong lost their Nissan Indochina franchise, and from the looks soon their Malaysian franchise too. That tells you something is seriously wrong there.

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    • Nissan partnership with Tan Chong has been as long as our country existed, since 1957, and yet for the current crop of management to bungle so badly and still not take any responsibility but blaming others including Proton shows us that Tan Chong is at the end and merely on life support.

      Unker Tan Chong think they can pull off a Proton/Geely success story out from the bag but to see them handling not just 1 but 3 separate Chinese brands, it does not boost any confidence in their management eventually even these Chinese partnerships will fail along with long time Nissan.

      It is like Unker Tan Chong been married for 65 years and now both are dissatisfied, the husband go finding some next fresh thing but in the end such relationships will also burn and fail.

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  • lithium on May 18, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Hmm well what do you know… the new 7 series copied the x-trail split front headlights design since it was initially launched in June 2020.

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  • david on May 18, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    will take 5 years to reach Malaysia

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    • Take 5 years to reach in Malaysia? In your dreams. Tan Chong will not so long to bring X-trail. Most probably will bring X-trail soon

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    • With Unker Tan Chong it will take 10 years

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      • Ajibkor,Top Gun on May 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

        This dude plucking from thin air…pathetically recalcitrantly ,disgusting forum dude.

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        • Troll Hunter on May 19, 2022 at 8:29 am

          Recalcitrant Troll
          Dont be so foolish here.
          Let him express his thots.
          What have you contributed ?? Any ideas? One finger pointing at him,the other fingers pointing at yourself,dude.
          Paultan,this forum is for betterment of Malaysia,not getting emotional,just because some people are brainless and wrote nothing worthy.
          Paultan forum should welcome diversity of thoughts, but dang, not using brains to post should be a barrier for some forumers.

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  • Silthice on May 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Nissan by TCM is more like batu nisan.

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  • Piano on May 18, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Interior is nice, style like mazda

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 1
  • Love my nissan on May 18, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Those who hate Nissan are those who never driver Nissan. Reliable maker producing reliable cars, trucks, MPVs, SUVS, and vast service network which you wont encounter this excuse “sorry spare part is not available, we need to order 2-4 weeks!”

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    • Kanasai on May 19, 2022 at 2:12 am

      Oh yeah, Nissans of today are reliable alrite… reliable to suffer Aircon compressor failures within 2-3 years of ownership. Sure you get it replaced under warranty but due to stupid Nissan designers they hid the compressor way down under the dashboard and it takes them 4 days to remove everything and reinstall back. Gee I guess Nissan owners must be having so much free time no need go work to leave their cars in workshop for 4 days. Oh that is if they have the compressor part ready otherwise – you.are.screwed. Don’t say 4 days, 4 weeks also not enough.

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      • Autodriver on May 19, 2022 at 9:06 am

        Because of aircond compressor issue then judge the Nissan car is unreliable? Car without aircond it won’t go up tow car, but CVT problem like Hxnda gonna bring more hassle. There are some owners of Hxnda HRx suffer from CVT issue and guess what, the total cost of replace (unrepairable for some cases) is up to RM 20k. Hxnda Civxc 10th Gen is having steering rack issue for most cars but still many people buying Hxnda what.

        My brother got a Nissan Livina drove more than 10 years and beyond 300k km. He had changed aircond compressor once (in 4th or 5th years) and driveshaft once (recently changed). Others are wear and tear parts, surprisingly the suspension still the original one until today. I would said it is pretty much reliable.

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        • AnyHow on Jul 22, 2022 at 3:55 pm

          Relax bro, I think our brother here is complaining about Serena air cond compressor issue which seems to be a common problem in serena. I am a happy owner of a 14 yo Sylphy after upgrading the lower am and rack bushes to PU type.

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      • Owning serena or just hear from people talk ??? I think honda is much worse case for their cvt problemm and many model effect . Dont condem brand if u dont like that brand

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  • kenot on May 18, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    tan chong only focus to sell mothertrucker navara and serena..teana, sylphy and this xtrail will be gone from our market.

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  • Lewis HAMBURGER on Jun 03, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Tan Chong how long do you gonna wait to bring the latest gen X-Trail to Malaysian market, by the time 3rd Gen (T33) enters Malaysia soil the American and Europe have the the 4th gen.

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