The forthcoming 2021 Nissan X-Trail will be the new-generation model. That means we can expect numerous changes and updates. On top of that, new spy photos are available. The spied new-gen model is showing a lot of Juke’s styling cues and exterior features.

The mid-size SUV will also offer some new and unique stuff. Even the interior will get significant changes, and it will look more modern as a result. As for the performance, engine lineup will vary by market. As you probably know, this model is available in the United States as Nissan Rogue.

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2021 X-Trail Spy Shots

Interestingly, both X-Trail’s and Rogue’s spy shots are available. Clearly, two models are looking almost the same. However, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail will sport numerous styling cues borrowed from the Nissan Juke model. The mid-size SUV will look very attractive and modern. The new-gen model will likely provide very drastic exterior changes. Unfortunately, the prototype is perfectly camouflaged in these photos.

Still, a V-Motion grille will once again dominate the front fascia. New daytime running lights are looking slimmer and more upright. Interestingly, but Nissan Juke hosts a circular design of the lights. On the other hand, X-Trail offers conventional rectangular light units. The side profile looks sharper while the rear end comes with longer taillights.

2021 Nissan X-Trail spy shots

Interior Gets a Tablet-Like Display

On the inside, Nissan is taking a huge step with a new and wide tablet-style display. It is the most significant upgrades for the 2021 Nissan X-Trail. This display is set above physical controls. Moreover, you can use it for infotainment and air-condition controls. On top of that, a full-digital display is placed behind the steering wheel.

A gear shifter looks smaller than before, and spy photos are even showing a rotary drive controller. The rest of the cabin is like the one on the Rogue model. The upholstery is upright, especially the optional one. The interior room remains the same, and new model will surely provide slightly more driver-assistance features.

Engine Options and Hybrid Rumors

As we already mentioned, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail will offer numerous engine options. Moreover, the engine lineup will vary from market to market. For instance, X-Trail in Australia will get a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated gasoline engine. Moreover, you can expect a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with variable-compression system.

The same engine can be found under the hood of the Infiniti QX50 crossover. Moreover, Nissan Altima sedan is using the same drivetrain option. Both units will use the same CVT automatic transmission and the front-wheel-drive system. As before, AWD setup is optional. Lastly, X-Trail Hybrid is a possibility for 2021. A hybrid variant will most likely produce around 170 horsepower, and it will provide 35 mpg.

2021 Nissan X-Trail engine

2021 Nissan X-Trail Price and Release Date

The new-gen 2021 Nissan X-Trail will take of its covers in the next few months. Shortly after that, the sale will start in the second half of 2020. This crossover-SUV is mainly sold in Asia and Australia. On top of that, Nissan Rogue is a model for the U.S. market.

The price of the new-generation model will logically increase. According to numerous reports, the price will start between $25,000 and $30,000. Finally, X-Trail will compete against models such as Ford Escape, Jeep Cherokee, Mazda CX-5, and Kia Sportage.

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