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Mike Stevens | Sep 7, 2010

2011 NISSAN X-TRAIL

Following its international unveiling in July, Nissan Australia has today announced availability of its updated-for-2011 X-Trail line-up, bringing a number of modest styling and equipment updates.

Available from September, the 2011 X-Trail benefits from an almost range-wide price drop, with only the manual and automatic diesel-powered TL grade unchanged.

Styling

On the styling front, the updated X-Trail gets an updated front grille, bumper and headlights, while the rear-end also gets a new bumper, along with new LED taillights.

The updated headlights now feature clearer and brighter Xenon lights for the Ti (petrol) and TL (diesel) variants, while the new LED tail-lights are fitted to all models.

Thanks to the new front bumper, the updated X-Trail is 10 mm longer overall, and 10 mm wider and higher thanks to the new wheel and tyre specification.

Interior

Inside, the 2011 X-Trail gets a revised instrument panel with larger meters and a new display, along with new colours and trims.

Upgraded seat trims, with new patterns and thicker materials are joined by additional silver highlights inside.

Redesigned front seat backs allow an additional 10mm of knee room for rear seat passengers.

Equipment

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The 2011 X-Trail features a glove compartment with heat-retention and refrigerator functions, a three-point seatbelt and headrest for the centre rear seat, and an intelligent key system and engine immobiliser.

All models now get telescopic adjustment for the steering column and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, with steering-mounted phone controls (now on ST models).

The ST model scores a six-stacker CD changer and the ST-L (petrol) and TS (diesel) add the rear cargo cover and new wider double five-spoke design 17-inch alloy wheels.

There is also a new instrument cluster in the dash, with larger dials for the Nissan Vehicle Information Display drive computer. This provides readouts of current fuel consumption, distance to empty, distance to oil change and warning messages, when required.

Mechanical

Power remains unchanged for the X-Trail's four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 125kW and 226Nm of torque, however fuel consumption is down to 9.1 l/100km for both manual and CVT variants (9.3 and 9.5 l/100km previously). The petrol engine is now also compliant with Euro IV emissions regulations.

For the updated six-speed automatic transmission fitted to the diesel TS and TL variants, a technology upgrade allows a reduction in fuel use at idle.

This is achieved by the transmission shifting into a near neutral setting when stationary in drive mode, reducing engine load. Another benefit is a reduction in idle vibration.

Power figures for the 2.0 litre diesel also remain unchanged, developing 127kW and 360Nm of torque.

X-Trail variants equipped with either the updated automatic or the Continuously Variable Transmission also get a recalibrated Advanced Hill Descent Control system, designed to allow the driver to control the speed of descent, either by applying the brake or the throttle during descent, within a speed range of 4km/h to 15km/h.

Improved aerodynamics (including underbody cladding) cuts the drag coefficient to 0.35 help reduce fuel consumption and emissions still more.

The new 17-inch alloy wheels for the ST-L and TS variants are now wider, moving from 17 x 6.5J to 17 x 7J, fitted with 225/60 R17 tyres (up from 215/60 R 17).

For the Ti and TL models, the standard 18-inch alloy wheels now wear 225/55 R18 tyres instead of the previous 215/55 R18 size.

Pricing

The 2011 Nissan X-TRAIL range arrives in dealerships across Australia in September 2010.

  • X-TRAIL petrol ST - Manual - $31,990 -$1,000
  • X-TRAIL petrol ST - CVT - $34,490 -$1,000
  • X-TRAIL petrol ST-L - CVT - $38,490 -$1,750
  • X-TRAIL petrol Ti - CVT - $44,490 -$500
  • X-TRAIL diesel TS - Manual - $35,990 -$1,750
  • X-TRAIL diesel TS - Auto - $38,240 -$1,750
  • X-TRAIL diesel TL - Manual - $42,990 - Unchanged
  • X-TRAIL diesel TL - Auto - $45,240 - Unchanged

Note: Pricing is RRP and does not include on road costs, metallic paint ($495) or dealer charges

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