2021 Nissan X-Trail debuts with more power, roguishly handsome looks

Updated Jun 15, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
It’s now more angular outside and more premium inside.

Nissan has launched the next-generation Nissan X-Trail – also known as the Nissan Rogue – after a long seven-year production run of the third-generation T32 model.

It’s quite a departure from the currently-available Nissan X-Trail in the Philippines, and it has a lot of improvements that will definitely attract city dwellers in need of a versatile daily driver.

2021 Nissan X-Trail: Exterior styling

Does the split-headlight design look good on the X-Trail?

The all-new Nissan X-Trail features bolder, brawnier styling cues. Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille still dominates the front end, but you’ll also notice that its daytime running lamps, as well as its split-headlights are now positioned much lower on the front bumper.

Just like the previous X-Trail however, the tail-lights are still mounted high up. Down below, you’ll also notice the more prominent silver skid plate, and the deeper, more angular creases.

That's a sharp-looking rear

Towards the sides, the new X-Trail also comes with a set of new wheels, and its roofline is much more prominent than the outgoing model. Overall, the front end is similar to the second-generation Nissan Juke. And this indicates a concerted effort in the part of Nissan to consolidate the designs being used on the company’s new models.

2021 Nissan X-Trail: Interior and safety features

Inside, the new X-Trail/Rogue now comes with a larger, more contemporary looking nine-inch touchscreen available with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Bose Premium Audio System, as well as wireless charging.

The new monostable gear shifter is also made to look more compact, and the same is the case with the slim air-con vents. The new X-Trail is also equipped with a new D-shaped or flat-bottomed steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, and an electronic parking brake. 

For the driver, the new X-Trail also has a new 12-inch digital gauge cluster, and a ten-inch heads-up-display, which is designed to provide information without the need to take one's eyes off the road.

nissan x-trail

A plusher cabin awaits future X-Trail owners

Overall, the interior of the 2021 X-Trail looks more premium, and sleeker than the previous version. It's also more family-friendly than before thanks to the wider doors, as well as more flexible seating positions for the rear seats which are optimized even for the heftiest child seat. And lastly, loading the new X-Trail with cargo is now easier thanks to a motion-activated tailgate. 

Apart from a comfortable, high-tech interior, the X-Trail/Rogue is equipped with ten airbags, as well as several driver-assist technologies like Blind Spot Intervention, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Intelligent Cruise Control.

And talking about cruise control, this iteration of the X-Trail is also the first Nissan model to offer the ProPILOT Assist, which is Nissan's proprietary autonomous driving system.

Standard among all X-Trail/Rogue trims levels, at least for the American release, is the Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes Pedestrian Detection with automatic braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, an around-view monitor, and a rear cross-traffic alert.

>>> Related: Is this the fourth-generation 2021 Nissan X-Trail?

2021 Nissan X-Trail: Powertrain

Under the hood, all the variants of the fourth-generation X-Trail are powered by a 2.5 liter inline-4, and a continuously variable transmission sending power to all four wheels. The said engine is new, and compared to the old one it makes more power at 181 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. 

Ain't that profile striking?

With regards to the Philippines, we don’t know yet as to when the new X-Trail will be introduced here. Do note however that it is fairly popular among Filipinos, so we’re sure that it’s only a matter of time.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.