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Nissan X-Trail scores Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for 2021

By David Bonnici, 23 Feb 2021 Car News

2021 Nissan X-Trail Ti

Nissan has added features to its MY21 X-Trail range to see it through to the all-new 2022 model

The Nissan X-Trail medium SUV has been updated for the 2021 model year, a refresh that will see it through until the all-new model arrives in 2022.

The update sees the X-Trail become the latest Nissan model to score Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is standard across the range and viewed through a 7.0-inch touchscreen with updated graphics. Voice recognition is also included.

2021 Nissan X-Trail apple carplay

The X-Trail ST and TS grades also gain digital radio, which was already available in the upper-spec ST-L and Ti.

Meanwhile, the ST-L sees its alloy-wheel size grow from 17- to 18-inches, while it and the range-topping Ti gains an intelligent driver alert system that, at speeds above 60km/h, uses steering sensors to detect erratic driving and audibly warns the driver and advises they take a break.

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Prices have gone up between $475 and $675 across the range, according to information sent to dealers that has been leaked on the internet.

2021 Nissan X-Trail

Apart from new alloy wheel designs, there are no aesthetic changes compared to the 2020 X-Trail.

It also retains the same powertrain line-up, which includes 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre petrol engines with a choice of 2WD or AWD. The 2.0-litre turbo diesel AWD also remains but only in the mid-spec TS variant, with the range-topping TL deleted from the range. 

All variants but the entry-level ST 2.0-litre petrol manual come with a continuously variable transmission.

2021 Nissan X-Trail

The range still includes two seven-seat versions that come with either ST or ST-L spec grades.

This will be the final instalment of the third-generation T32 X-Trail, which first went on sale in Australia in April 2014 and received a significant upgrade in May 2017.

Nissan X-Trail 2021 interior

It will be replaced by the fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail in 2022, which will usher in new looks inside and out, new tech, a bunch of added safety gear and a more powerful 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine set to produce 135kW/245Nm.

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The interior will be one of the most impressive aspects of the new car, showing off a completely redesigned cabin that features a new dash design, centre console, a new 9.0-inch infotainment screen, with higher-spec models gaining a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a head-up display.

MY21 Nissan X-Trail pricing

X-Trail variant



ST 2.5L manual 2WD       



ST 2.5L 2WD



ST 7-seat 2.5L 2WD



ST 2.5L AWD  



TS 2.5L diesel AWD



ST-L 2.5L 2WD



ST 7-seat 2.5L 2WD



ST-L 2.5L AWD  



TI 2.5L AWD  



All listed prices exclude on-road costs.

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