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Facelifted Nissan X-Trail gets Propilot semi-autonomous tech

Nissan has revealed its facelifted X-Trail, which goes on sale this August with a range of updates, including new Propilot semi-autonomous technology, and increased load carrying capacity.

The facelifted Nissan X-Trail

The facelifted Nissan X-Trail will be available with the Propilot semi autonomous driving tech for the first time.

Included under the Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies banner, the Propilot feature can be activated via a button on the steering wheel and will control the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising. It is based on three technologies – Lane Keep Assist, Intelligent Cruise Control and Traffic Jam Pilot.

Other new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies on the X-Trail include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, to mitigate the risk of low-speed impacts when reversing out of a parking space and Stand Still Assist (SSA), which works alongside Hill Start Assist (HSA) on cars with a manual transmission and holds the car in a stationary position for up to three minutes, after which time the parking brake is automatically activated. Meanwhile the Intelligent Emergency Braking has been upgraded with Pedestrian Recognition. This innovative technology helps to minimise collisions with pedestrians using a combination of forward-facing radar and camera.

Additional technology updates see the optional electric tailgate functionality enhanced with a hands-free feature.

The updated five/seven-seater X-Trail also brings increased boot capacity thanks to improved packaging, with space rising from 550 litres to 565 litres on the five-seat version with all seats in place. Capacity on seven-seat interiors (445 litres) remains unchanged. Total space with all seats folded flat increases to 1,996 litres.

Other changes brings a redesigned exterior – including Nissan’s latest ‘V-motion’ grille and lighting signature – and revised interior with new features including an updated steering wheel.

Engine line-up is carried over and includes the 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel launched in 2016 alongside the 1.6-litre 161bhp petrol and 128bhp diesels, six-speed manual or CVT XTronic automatic transmissions, and two or four-wheel drive.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.