The third-generation Nissan X-Trail was recently handed a facelift, and now the updated version has arrived in South Africa. The revised local range grows from five to eight derivatives, with three seven-seater derivatives now also available.

As before, the local line-up kicks off with a naturally aspirated 2,0-litre petrol engine worth 106 kW and 200 N.m (up ever-so-slightly from the outgoing range), with drive sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

Next up is the 1,6 turbodiesel engine, which makes 96 kW and 320 N.m. In seven-seven-seater guise, this model is front-wheel-driven, although a higher-spec all-wheel drive derivative (with five seats) is also offered. Both feature six-speed manual gearboxes.

The third and final engine in the range is the 2,5-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit, which makes 126 kW and 233 N.m (again, up slightly on the outgoing version of the engine) and provides urge to four derivatives. It is available only in 4x4 guise (it can furthermore optionally be had with seven seats) and also powers the range-topping variant, which employs a continuously variable transmission.

All models come with a six-year/150 000 km warranty and a three-year/90 000 km service plan.

Pricing:
Nissan X-Trail 2,0 Visia: R369 900
Nissan X-Trail 2,0 Visia (seven-seater): R374 900
Nissan X-Trail 1,6dCi Visia (seven-seater): R392 900
Nissan X-Trail 2,5 Acenta 4x4: R425 900
Nissan X-Trail 2,5 Acenta 4x4 (seven-seater): R429 900
Nissan X-Trail 2,5 Acenta Plus 4x4 CVT: R444 900
Nissan X-Trail 1,6dCi Tekna 4x4: R457 900
Nissan X-Trail 2,5 Tekna 4x4 CVT: R469 900

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