The current version of the compact crossover has been around for about six years, so many of us are eagerly waiting to see some changes. Despite the rumors about the redesign, it looks like we will have to wait for a little bit more time. The current, third generation of this model has been around since 2013 and if we look at the model’s usual production cycle, the next generation will probably come in about a year. Until then, we will have the same design in the offer, characterized by proven technical solutions and recognizable look. Still, don’t exclude the possibility to see a couple of minor updates, in terms of new standard features and color options.
2020 Nissan X-Trail Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan X-Trail definitely won’t change. It will continue to ride on the company’s familiar CMF platform and share most of its parts with models like Nissan Rogue, Qashqai etc. In terms of the styling, the current model still looks fresh, mainly because of the facelift that happened a couple of years ago. For that occasion, we saw a fine amount of visual updates.
The new version came with restyled headlights, more prominent front fascia and grille, modified bumper etc. A couple of interesting changes came to the rear end, such as new taillights, modified rear bumper, new exhaust tips etc. Of course, new sets of wheels were included as well. All in all, it seems hard to expect bigger changes for the probably last production year of the current generation. Still, don’t exclude the possibility to see new color options in the offer.
When it comes to the interior design, we didn’t see too many changes with this facelift, so the cabin is essentially the same as in the initial model from six years ago. Still, the current model still looks attractive from the inside, mainly because of hi-quality materials and attractive dashboard design. In terms of the interior room, this crossover standard pretty well. Both rows offer a fine amount of leg and headroom, despite that we are talking about a compact crossover. The cargo area is pretty decent too.
The aspect where this crossover starts to show its age is in terms of tech features. First of all, the infotainment system is a little bit outdated, despite the nice touchscreen. Simply, graphics aren’t the best, while the software misses some essential features. Also, the list of conveniences could be longer, both in the base and higher trims.
2020 Nissan X-Trail Engines
The powertrain lineup will definitely remain untouched. Depending on the market, this compact crossover comes with different engines in the offer. Some of the most common units are 2.0 and 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated units, which are good for 143 and 170 horsepower, respectively. Also, there are newer-generation turbo engines. The first one that comes to mind is a familiar 1.6-liter unit, which is good for about 163 horsepower. Also, there is a new, efficient 1.3-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 160 horsepower.
Considering that the 2020 Nissan X-Trail will be offered in Europe and similar markets as well, diesel versions will be available too. There are two familiar 1.6- and 2.0-liter turbodiesel units, with 130 and 177 horsepower, respectively.
2020 Nissan X-Trail Release Date and Redesign
Considering that the 2020 Nissan X-Trail won’t feature too many changes, we expect it to arrive sometime late in the year. Of course, the exact date will vary from market to market, considering that this compact crossover is offered in various parts of the world. When it comes to the redesign, we can expect it soon. Most likely, it will happen in about a year or two.