Nissan plans to bring the new facelifted X-trail model to India by mid-2009. The new model will be more powerful one than its existing one with better exteriors and interior designing. The new facelifted model will have sharper and taller head lamps that would lend a taller stance to the model. The new model will be a little 175mm longer than its original model and the wheelbase will be 5mm longer. The tail gate will sport a new design with larger tail lamps giving a little boxy look to the overall design.
On the inside, the centrally located instrument cluster has disappeared and has been placed in line with driver’s sight. There are more knobs and buttons around the driver seat with some of the controls on the steering which makes the car exciting. The Indian customers will experience a better overall build quality. The vertical console stack has been expanded to accommodate a new stereo and GPS navigation unit. Although the new car is still not a seven-seater there is definitely more room for the passengers on the rear.
The company will reveal more details about the powertrain and its mileage before the launch of the model in India. There is no official press release so far about the specific launch date of the model.