The new 2021 Nissan Rouge x- TRAIL Review

🔴The New 2021 Nissan Rogue X-TRAIL :-

The new Nissan X-TRAIL gets a sharper look, more power, a luxurious cabin, better connectivity, smarter driver aids and upgraded safety. 

That’s the good news. The bad news is – you’ll have to wait until2022 to get it! The next X-TRAIL was unveiled this week in the USA as the new Nissan Rogue, but the all-new Toyota RAV4 fighter will not arrive in Australia for at least another 18 months. 

In the USA, the new Rogue will arrive before the end of 2020 and features an upgraded version of the current model’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. 

A switchable five-mode four-wheel drive system is used and it features a torque-vectoring system for better handling on all surfaces. 

Suspension is new at both ends. But it’s the massive upgrade in cabin quality, that will get most buyers interested. The new ‘Family hub’ cabin is designed to deliver what Nissan says is “extraordinary utility and comfort for all occupants”. 

The step up is obvious – even if the US-market’s quilted leather upholstery goes over the top. The fully configurable electronic dash, full colour head up display, big floating central infotainment screen and soft-touch dash padlock like they’re straight from a luxury brand’s playbook. 

There’s a Mercedes-style butterfly-opening front centre console, a new electronic gear shifter and the seats feature “NASA-inspired Zero Gravity low-fatigue spinal support”. 

In the rear there’s a one-touch seat folding function. US market options include tri-zone climate control, a hands-free auto tailgate, rear side sunshades, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel and two-level Divide-n-Hide cargo storage compartment. 

You can expect most if not all of these plus seven-seat option to come to Oz. The new X-TRAIL will feature Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. 

Other standard safety equipment in top model grades should include Blind Spot Intervention, Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Cruise Control. 

Nissan says its latest Pro  PILOT Assist autonomous driving functions use camera and mapping tech to not only accelerate, brake and steer the vehicle more smoothly in heavy traffic, but also automatically moderate speed for bends, highway exits and road junctions as well as speed limit changes. 

Early to mid-2022 is in an awfully long time for Nissan Australia to soldier on with the current X-TRAIL. But unlike the US-built Rogues, Aussie X-Trails will be built in Japan – hence the delay. 

There will be some upside to the wait. Down Under we’re expecting the new X-TRAIL to dump the old 2.5-litre four and CVT transmission for a modern smaller capacity turbo-petrol engine and also debut Nissan’s innovative e-POWER hybrid system. That means the writing is on the wall for the turbo-diesel, however.