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Nissan X-Trail 2021: The New Generation is Here

Marketed across the Atlantic under the name Rogue, the new Nissan X-Trail 2021 has just been revealed to US specs, though it is expected to barely change when it launches in Europe. And, in the United States, the Rogue was the third best-selling crossover in the country last year, so this new model has the difficult mission of surpassing these records.

For this, Nissan has decided to bet on a distinctive design while improving the interior comfort and technology of the Japanese SUV, so a long list of changes and novelties have been implemented that will allow the Nissan Rogue to position itself as one of the possible aspiring to lead the segment. As for the X-Trail coming to Europe, the details are not yet known, but it should do so in the coming months.

Nissan X-Trail 2021, this is the new generation

Nissan X-Trail 2021

In terms of design, the Nissan X-Trail offers a distinctive exterior, with Nissan’s dual V-Motion grille flanked by two split headlights, a floating roof that can be outfitted in black to create contrast, and rear-view mirrors mounted on the doors. The rear, meanwhile, offers a small upper spoiler, a bulging bumper with metal protections, and an elongated headlight that runs part of the rear sides.

Another novelty that goes beyond its design is the measurements, since the new X-Trail is 2.5 mm shorter in wheelbase than its predecessor, with a 53 mm shorter roof and bumpers that reduce overhangs in up to 43 mm. It sits on the CMF-C / D platform developed by the Nissan-Renault alliance, which also gives it a little more space, especially in the rear seats.

Nissan X-Trail 2021

Specifically, the 2021 X-Trail has 15mm more legroom and 18mm more headroom in the rear seats. It also eliminates the third row of seats, which means that the rear seat bench will not be slippery. Despite eliminating the seven-seat option, the new model loses some volumetric capacity, going from 1,113 liters to 1,033 liters (capacity up to the roof), although it obtains more volume when the second row of seats is lowered, specifically 2,098 liters in front. to 1,982 liters of the previous model.


Inside, users will find an 8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a second 9-inch unit is available as an option. The latter includes the satellite navigation system in the upper finishes of the model. The instrument panel also has a 7-inch screen that can be 12.3 inches if you opt for the higher finishes. A 10.8-inch Head-Up Display and different USB connections are also offered.

Nissan X-Trail 2021

Highlights include diamond-padded leather upholstery, ProPilot Assist with Navi-Link, wireless Apple CarPlay, an inductive charging point for smartphones, a Bose ten-speaker sound system, ambient lighting, alloy wheels, panoramic roof, and hands-free tailgate, among others.

As for the ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system, this technology now features a longer-range radar and panoramic camera. It can also detect pedestrians and the lane-keep assist function has been improved. On the other hand, a Vehicle Motion Control system is included that works together with the all-wheel-drive system and the driving modes, which improves the vehicle’s ability to turn.


The new 2021 Nissan X-Trail will be available in the United States (under the Rogue name) with a new naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 183 hp and 245 Nm of torque. This mechanism is available together with a CVT-type automatic transmission and is offered with both front and four-wheel drive. Needless to say, this engine will not reach Europe, so we expect other types of diesel and gasoline engines.

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