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Nissan X-Trail 2022: Australian price released, range starts at $36,750 with hybrid model coming later


The new-generation X-Trail is set to arrive in the coming months with a comprehensive list of upgrades

The fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail midsize SUV will be priced from $36,750 plus on-road costs when it is released in Australia between October and December 2022.

A choice of four grades and the availability of both a five- or seven-seat option locally will provide Australian buyers with a broad choice. The X-Trail range in Australia will grow later on with the addition of a Toyota RAV4-baiting hybrid option.

Nissan X-Trail 2022 badging
Nissan has confirmed the pricing and specification for the new X-Trail

Sharing its Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-C platform with the new three-row Mitsubishi Outlander, the rejuvenated two-row X-Trail ushers in a host of safety, tech and capability improvements to take on chart-topping midsize SUV rivals such as the popular Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5.

Prices start at $36,750 (before on-road costs) for the front-wheel-drive (FWD) X-Trail ST and top out at $52,990 for the all-wheel-drive (AWD) top-spec Ti-L grade. A full breakdown of the features offered on each grade can be found below.

Australia denied fuel-efficient three-cylinder

With an X-Trail hybrid engine option still on the way, the sole powertrain at launch will be an upgraded version of the 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder found in the last-generation model.

This engine has seen a modest boost in outright grunt and now produces 135kW of power and 244Nm of torque. Those numbers are up 9kW/18Nm on the outgoing, third-generation X-Trail in Australia – though the previous diesel engine option also disappears.

Nissan X-Trail 2022 engine bay
The upgraded 2.5-litre engines makes 135kW of power and 244Nm of torque

In the US, where the X-Trail is badged the ‘Rogue’, Nissan has replaced the 2.5-litre petrol engine with a stronger 150kW/305Nm turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder – a powertrain which is also slightly more fuel-efficient than the non-turbo four-cylinder.

No manual option is offered on this generation of X-Trail so an upgraded CVT automatic transmission is the sole choice for buyers – with a choice of FWD or AWD.

Wireless CarPlay and 12.3-inch touchscreen inside

Nissan has quite comprehensively upgraded the fifth-generation X-Trail and nowhere is that more evident than inside the cabin which features more modern styling and a wealth of technology upgrades.

An 8.0-inch touchscreen is offered on ST and ST-L grades with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built-in as standard. The Ti and Ti-L grades net a larger 12.3-inch display with wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay.

Nissan X-Trail 2022 rear 3/4 view
The X-Trail is offered in a choice of four grades

Nissan also offers a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display is also offered along with a wireless phone charger and a head-up display on the Ti grade and above. 

The top-spec X-Trail Ti-L grade is exclusively offered with a Bose 10-speaker sound system along with Nappa leather interior trim, though luxuries such as heated front seats and three-zone climate control are offered on lower grades.

A safer SUV with new and modernised tech

While ANCAP has yet to reveal its official rating for the X-Trail, the safety suite has been bolstered significantly. 

As standard, buyers net features like AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, along with lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert along with blind-spot warning and intervention. 

Nissan will offer an 8.0- and 12.3-inch touchscreen

Inclusions on every grade of new Nissan X-Trail

X-Trail ST

Standard equipment on the base ST variant includes LED lighting front and rear, high-beam assist, an 9.0-inch infotainment screen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, two USB A and two USB C ports, 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear parking camera and sensors. 

Standard safety equipment across the range includes AEB with pedestrian and cyclist, rear AEB with pedestrian and cross-traffic alert, lane departure prevention and adaptive cruise control. 

X-Trail ST-L

Introduced for the ST-L range is the introduction of Nissan’s ProPilot system that includes lane keep assist and front parking sensors. Also in the equipment list for the ST-L are fog lights, a surround-view camera system, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, synthetic leather trim, tyre-pressure monitoring and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Nissan X-Trail 2022 boot open
The X-Trail can be had with either five or seven seats

X-Trail Ti

Stepping up into the Ti model, which is 4WD only, the seats have genuine leather accenting, larger 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, LED indicator lights, three-zone climate control, adaptive LED headlights and a power tailgate. 

Also included on this high spec variant is a large 12.3-inch central infotainment touchscreen and a 10.8-inch head-up display that projects onto the windscreen. Wireless phone charging and supported wireless Apple Carplay are also included, along with a large 12.3-inch digital driver display. 

X-Trail Ti-L

The flagship of the range, the Ti-L features a heated steering wheel, full Nappa leather seating upholstery, rear sunshades for the kids, a hands-free tailgate, heated rear outboard seats, remote engine, and, to top it all off, a 10-speaker Bose sound system. 

Additional reporting by Zak Adkins 

Nissan X-Trail 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • ST 2WD: $36,750 (+$4085)
  • ST 4WD: $39,790 (+$3650)
  • ST-L 2WD $43,190 (+$4515)
  • ST-L 4WD: $46,290 ($5615)
  • Ti: $49,990 (+$3875)
  • Ti-L: $52,990 (new model)
  • X-Trail hybrid: $TBC