Just like its North American twin Rogue, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail is also coming with big changes for the next year. We are about to see a complete redesign of the popular compact crossover, which has been one of Nissan’s best-selling vehicles for years. The current generation has been around since 2013. Despite the recent update, it’s the perfect time to see a complete redesign. Simply, the competition in the segment is extremely strong, so constant updates and upgrades are much needed. Therefore, we are about to see a lot of interesting novelties for the next-year model.
This redesign will bring changes in various aspects. We are about to see a new design, new aesthetics, powertrain options and more. Of course, the focus will be on aesthetics. Still, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail will also come with a variety of new powertrain options, which will be more efficient and with lower emissions. We expect to see the new model sometime in the second half of the year.
2021 Nissan X-Trail Redesign
The first thing that comes with every redesign is the platform. If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail won’t change significantly in this aspect. It looks like the new model will carry on with the same CMF architecture, though with big updates. The new model will be lighter and designed to provide a better driving experience. Also, further modifications will allow the use of different powertrain options, including various forms of electrification. Also, some sources suggest that models that run on all wheels will feature a full-time AWD system, as well as various drive modes. On the other side, details about the size are yet to come, though we presume the new model will be just a little bit bigger, while the overall proportions will remain largely the same.
2021 Nissan X-Trail Exterior
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail will probably keep similar dimensions to the current model. The outgoing version measures around 106.5 inches in wheelbase and 182.7 inches in overall length and these numbers won’t increase drastically. On the other side, we expect that the new model will utilize some new, lightweight materials that will improve overall efficiency.
When it comes to the styling, some rendering photos of the North American Rogue have appeared and if we consider that these two models are pretty much identical, that should be the styling for 2021 Nissan X-Trail as well. From what we can see in these photos, the new model will adopt the brand’s newest design language. Of course, there is the latest version of the well-known V-Motion grille, while the new lighting groups are similar to what we can see on new a few more Nissan models that have recently arrived, including both subcompact Juke and full-size Armada. The rest of the body will also come with various changes, but the overall shape and proportions should remain pretty much the same.
These rendering photos also show the new interior and from what we can see on them, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail will look pretty attractive from the inside. The current model still looks pretty good in this aspect, but the new one will make everything even more impressive. The new dashboard looks more attractive and it is highlighted by a large tablet-like center screen, loads of digital control, finer materials etc. On the center console, you can easily notice a new gear shifter, as well as a model select know. Of course, leather and other premium materials will be reserved for the highest trim levels, but standard models should look pretty impressive as well.
2021 Nissan X-Trail Engines
When it comes to powertrain options, we still don’t know the details. Still, we have no doubt that there will be a variety of options in the offer. As this crossover is designed primarily for the European market, the first thing that comes to mind is the diesel option. One of the engines that come to mind is a new 1.7-liter turbodiesel, which should replace the current 2.0-liter unit and provide lower emissions. On the other side, the offer of gasoline engine options will probably consist of a couple of smaller and more efficient, turbocharged units.
Finally, we count on a hybrid version, probably based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. Moreover, we should see a PHEV model in the near future, though it probably won’t be ready for the initial launch.
Release Date and Price
At this point, it’s still hard to talk about a more precise launch date. However, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Nissan X-Trail will hit showrooms by the end of the year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect significant changes compared to the current model, which starts at around 26.000 Eur. Key competitors are models like VW Tiguan, Peugeot 3008, Toyota RAV4 etc.