QUICK LOOK: 2019 Nissan X-Trail facelift – fr RM140k

The T32 Nissan X-Trail facelift range has finally made its public appearance here ahead of the launch next month, with all four variants being displayed at the Nissan showroom in Glenmarie earlier today. Order books are already open, with prices starting from RM140k for the entry-level 2.0L 2WD to RM170k for the top 2.0L Hybrid.

Now, as facelifts go, the updated X-Trail brings quite a number of changes to the table, starting with the redesigned LED headlights (2.0L 2WD gets halogen reflectors), new front bumper with rectangular fog lamps, bolder V-Motion grille, 17-inch alloys, shark fin antenna and smoked LED combination tail lamps. The top three models also get motion-sensing powered tailgate.

Powertrain options are the same as before, except that the new range-topping hybrid gets an electrified version of the MR20DD 2.0 litre petrol engine. Here, propulsion is assisted by an electric motor – it makes 41 PS and 160 Nm of torque – that draws juice from a 0.9 kWh lithium-ion battery that’s mounted under the boot floor. This necessitates the removal of the third row seats, effectively making it a five-seater SUV. The rest still feature the 5+2 seating configuration.

Safety has also been updated, with the top three models getting six airbags as standard, while the base variant gets four. Also included is Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility driver assist systems, comprising features like Forward Collision Warning, AEB, Lane Departure Warning, and more. Watch the video above and let us know what you think of the new X-Trail!

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