2017 Nissan X-Trail gets semi-autonomous tech

Bilal Ahmed Firfiray, Jun 05 2017.
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2017 Nissan X-Trail gets semi-autonomous tech

Nissan unveiled the Euro-spec 2017 X-Trail at the UEFA Champions League finals. Apart fromsubtle updates to itsexterior, Nissan’s biggest crossover gets an added list of features, the highlight being Nissan’s ProPILOT autonomous driving technology.

By 2018, the refreshed X-Trail will have ProPILOT technology that will enable the crossover to steer, accelerate and brake without human intervention in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising. Apart from the semi-autonomous technology, there are other driver assist functions such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian recognition and rear cross traffic alert.

Similar to the Qashqai’s update earlier this year, the updates tothe exterior of the new X-Trail include a tweaked V-motion grille, revised headlamps with LED inserts, newly-designed alloy wheels and four new body colour options. The LED units now get an adaptive function for the first time,asserts the Japanese carmaker. At the back, the tail lights are upgraded to full LED units.

On the inside, the steering wheel isa squared bottom with multifunction buttons. There are new gloss inserts all around the cabin with heated seats both fore and aft. The top-of-the-line variant boasts of eight Bose speakers as standard, while an updated DAB digital radio is standard across all variants. The boot space is boosted by 15litres while the tailgate gets a hands-free operation

The powertrain option includes two diesel and one petrol engine with six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmissions. The oil burner includes a 130bhp 1.6-litre turbodiesel or a 177bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel. The petrol, on the other hand, comes in the form of a 163bhp, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with only manual transmission and front-wheel drive.

The all-new X-Trail will go on sale globally in August this year. Nissan has plans to bring the new Xtrail to India as well, albeit in a hybrid guise. There has been no word yet from Nissan about when the new X-Trail will be launched in India, but the five-seater crossover has been listed on the Indian website. Stay tuned to CarWale for more details on the India-bound Nissan X-Trail.