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Nissan X-Trail wait times: good stock levels as outgoing shape still being built for Australia

John Law

Despite the imminent arrival of the next-generation X-Trail, the strong-selling midsize SUV continues to be available in dealers with the outgoing shape still being produced

There are “reasonable” stock levels of the Nissan X-Trail midsize SUV in Australia even though the current generation will soon be superseded by an all-new model that has been on sale in the US for five months.

The outgoing shape is still being built for Australia as demand has remained high racking up 13,860 sales in 2021 which is only 431 units shy of the X-Trail’s 2020 figure (14,291). 

Australian buyers will be able to find X-Trails at dealers according to a Nissan Australia spokesperson who told Chasing Cars that “depending on the model, Nissan Dealers across the country do have reasonable stock levels of Navara and X-Trail today.”

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The Nissan X-Trail was the carmaker’s second most popular model in Australia

Chasing Cars understands that the right-hand-drive third-gen X-Trail is still being manufactured in Japan which helps buoy stock levels and saw the midsize SUV be Nissan’s second most popular vehicle last year.

The upcoming fourth-gen X-Trail (currently on-sale in North America where it is produced domestically) will share many components with the Mitsubishi Outlander that is currently experiencing stock shortages which have led to equipment tweaks this month. 

Australia’s next X-Trail will not be made in America but instead is expected to be sourced from Japan once production line retooling is complete.

What equipment does the Nissan X-Trail have?

The Nissan X-Trail remains one of the most affordable seven-seaters on the market in base model ST guise ($30,665 before on-road costs) and is the only grade with a 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder and manual transmission.

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The X-Trail is available in a range of specifications

All other X-Trails get a CVT automatic transmission mated to a 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder that drives the front or all-four wheels depending on the grade.

The X-Trail’s standard safety gear includes six airbags, front AEB with pedestrian detection and reversing camera. 

For $34,140, the ST+ grade adds a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors and satellite navigation.

Moving up through the range, the ST-L (from $38,675) gets 18-inch alloy wheels and heated front seats and leather-accented upholstery.

The range-topping X-Trail Ti ($46,115) gains extra flare outside with 19-inch alloys and a hands-free power tailgate, while the cabin is fitted out with an eight-speaker Bose stereo.

Nissan X-Trail 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • ST FWD Manual: $30,665
  • ST FWD Auto: $32,665
  • ST FWD Auto seven-seat: $34,265
  • ST AWD Auto: $34,665
  • ST+ FWD Auto: $34,140
  • ST+ AWD Auto: $36,140
  • ST-L FWD Auto: $38,675 (+$150)
  • ST-L FWD Auto seven-seater: $40,275 (+$150)
  • ST-L AWD Auto: $40,675 (+$150)
  • Ti AWD Auto: $46,115 (+$150)