Nissan introduced the all-new X-Trail/Rogue at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. This marks the global debut of the 2014 X-Trail. It doesn’t anymore appear as rugged as the former model as its styling is more upscale and includes a set of modern 19-inch alloys, sculptured muscular lines, and "boomerang" taillights.
Nissan said that the models with higher specs will receive full LED headlights with daytime running lights as soon as the car starts selling in the first quarter of 2014. Its interior cabin consists of a combination of chrome, metal and piano black finishes.
It uses a seating arrangement inspired by the theatre. Nissan also offers the option of adding two more seats for a seven-seat layout. A cloth fabric is used by the lower-spec models while the upper-spec models use full leather upholstery with contrasting stitching.
The rear doors of the 2014 X-Trail open to nearly 80 degrees, allowing for easy access inside the cabin. Those who are on the middle row seat will love having more space for their knees due to the elongated wheelbase. Cargo capacity is increased further when the third row of seats are folded forward. The middle row can also recline and slide.
It is fitted with the newest generation of Nissan's ALL MODE 4x4i system that can be controlled via a rotary switch mounted on the center console.
Nissan offers the driver the choice between 2WD, Auto mode or Lock which offers permanent four-wheel drive. In addition, the 2014 X-Trail comes with Active Ride Control that can monitor the road up ahead to detect undulations and will then make adjustments.
It also comes with Active Engine Brake, which can reinforce engine braking during cornering or when decelerating to a standstill.
The new X-Trail/Rogue comes with Active Trace Control that consists of an on-board sensor monitoring steering angle, speed, braking effort and throttle opening to brake the wheels individually as a way to lessen understeer. The new model will also be available with Uphill Start Support and Advance Hill Descent Control.