2011 Nissan X Trail: You’re looking at the refreshed Japanese domestic market [JDM] version of the Nissan X-Trail, a compact SUV model sold in Europe, Japan and other parts of the world but not in the States. For the 2011MY, there’s the subtlest of design tweaks, mainly to the front end and the interior, plus a new diesel version and equipment upgrades.
On the outside, the JDM 2011 X-Trail gains a redesigned front grille, front bumper and headlights, along with a reworked rear bumper and new LED tail lamps. There’s also a new model called ‘X-Tremer’ boasting unique bumpers and alloy wheels.
In the interior, the X-Trail is spruced up with a redesigned instrument panel featuring larger dials and a new information display system, fresh colors and additional standard features.
For the first time since its introduction in 2008, the diesel-powered X-Trail 20GT will be available with a new 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter diesel unit produces 170-horsepower and 360Nm / 265 lb-ft of peak torque. Furthermore, Nissan has introduced a new an “Advanced Hill Descent Control” fitted with a speed-setting function.
The 2011 X-Trail goes on sale in Japan on July 16, with prices ranging from 2,239,650 yen to 3,139,500 yen [US$25,700-36,000].
Nissan did not say if any of these changes will pass on to the European market version of the X-Trail.