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Model is Nissan's worldwide best-seller

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Nissan has updated its flagship crossover and worldwide best-seller. The X-Trail has sold more than 3.7 million units since its launch in 2000.

The redesigned exterior features Nissan’s new ‘V-motion’ corporate grille, new headlamp clusters and boomerang-shaped daytime running lights. Six paint finishes have been carried over, with four new ones added: Monarch Orange, Palatial Ruby, Sapphire Blue and Picador Brown.

Inside the cabin, there is a new flat-bottomed steering wheel with controls for the central screen and cruise control. The top-of-the-range Tekna trim level adds quilted leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, as well as an optional tan and black two-tone leather interior.

In terms of new technology, the electric tailgate available on the top two trim levels now gets hands-free functionality. Kicking a foot under the centre of the car’s rear bumper activates an opening mechanism. Tekna models get an eight-speaker Bose sound system and DAB digital radio will be standard on all models from October.

The X-Trail received a five-star rating from Euro NCAP when it was last tested in 2014. From 2018, the introduction of ProPILOT will enable semi-autonomous driving during heavy traffic congestion and motorway cruising.

Having been unveiled earlier this week in Cardiff ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final, the new Nissan X-Trail is set to go on sale in August.

Rear view of updated Nissan X-Trail in Monarch Orange
Monarch Orange is one of four new colours available for the X-Trail

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Katharine Morgan
Katharine Morgan
Katharine was a contributor to both The Car Expert and The Van Expert, and is now Motorsport & Automotive Press Officer for Goodwood.