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.
Practicality is another area where the brand-new X-Trail exceeds expectations. Designed from the beginning with space for the optional third row of seats, the all-new X-Trail's cabin makes use of the new platform’s elongated wheelbase to provide class-leading levels of space for passengers. Nissan realizes that quality is as essential as quantity when it comes to roominess, which is the reason each seat in the new X-Trail has been carefully built to be as luxurious and as functional as they can be. Every one of the three rows is organized in a theater-style design, with the mounting points for the second and third rows being higher than the ones in front.
While some competitors fit a basic, fitted seat in the second row, the X-Trail furnishes a gliding and reclining capacity that enables owners to adjust the luggage space and comfortability to their demands. The optional third row seats have a double fold capacity that enables them to be folded totally flat, while headroom and heel gap likewise give adequate seating space.
Second row passengers will love the best-in-sector legroom because of the elongated wheelbase and a fresh design of front seats that presents deeply carved backs.
Up front, both the driver and passenger can take advantage of new seats intended to offer premium comfortability. Notwithstanding the standard seat, Nissan has likewise built another Comfort seat, zero gravity motivated, which conveys enhanced spinal support with maximum blood-flow to lessen exhaustion on longer trips.