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Upgrade for Nissan 4x4

  • Facelift and interior tweaks for Nissan X-trail
  • Diesel engine is claimed to be cleaner than before
  • On sale next month, priced from £24,000 (est)

Nissan has given its popular X-trail 4x4 a makeover, with a new look, more equipment and a cleaner diesel engine.

Due to go on sale in October, the revised model features a redesigned front end with new grille, headlights and bumper, while at the back are LED light units. New alloy wheel designs complete the exterior makeover.

Inside, Nissan has added soft-touch materials to improve the quality feel and the glovebox now has a heating and cooling function.

Also new is a drive computer located in the instrument binnacle, offering information on fuel economy, the outside temperature (including an ice warning), range, average speed and a reminder for drivers to take a break from behind the wheel.

It also incorporates a gearchange indicator which advises on the optimum time to change up or down to maximise fuel efficiency.

Under the bonnet, Nissan has upgraded the 2.0-litre diesel engine to meet Euro V emissions standards.

Along with a slightly more aerodynamic body and the gearchange indicator, it should offer improved emissions and economy over the outgoing diesel. However, Nissan is still waiting for homologation approval on the new engine, so cannot publish fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures yet.

These will be announced next month, along with prices which are expected to start at £24,000.