2024 Nissan X-Trail facelift unveiled in the US, but years away from Australia
The latest Nissan X-Trail has received a facelift in the US, where it is now three years old. In Australia – where it has been on sale for less than 12 months – the new look is a while away.
A facelift for the 2024 Nissan X-Trail mid-size SUV has been unveiled in the US – with a revised exterior design and new interior features – but it remains some time away from Australian showrooms.
While the new X-Trail has been on sale in Australia for less than 12 months, it has been in US showrooms for nearly three years, where it is sold as the Nissan Rogue – so it is due for an update stateside.
Australian arrival timing is yet to be announced, however given the new X-Trail arrived in Australia two years after it launched in the US, this facelift may not be in local showrooms until 2025.
There is also no guarantee the updated model for Australia will look like its US counterpart – and it may add new features that are not ready in time for the US version, which is due in showrooms there early next year.
"Nissan North America has recently announced details of mid-life revisions to its ... Rogue SUV which was launched late in 2020," a Nissan Australia spokesperson said in a media statement to Drive.
"However, there are no imminent mid-life revisions yet finalised for X-Trail here where it is still relatively new in the marketplace," the spokesperson said.
The US model is built in Tennessee – while the version sold in Australia, Japan and Europe is manufactured in Japan, where production did not begin until mid-2022.
New for the 2024 Rogue are restyled front and rear bumpers, a wider front grille with a new pattern, fresh 18-inch and 19-inch wheel designs, and gloss black body trim on the top-of-the-range Platinum model in the US.
Nissan US also claims "new" tail-light internals, but the changes are almost impossible to spot. Satin-finish badges are also added, as well as three new exterior colours: Everest White Pearl, Deep Ocean Blue Pearl, and Baja Storm.
Inside, the US-market Rogue gains the option of a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen which has been available in Australia since the current X-Trail launched last year, as an upgrade over the standard 8.0-inch display.
Models with this larger screen are the first Nissans to offer support for Google services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play app store, which are built into the infotainment system.
It does not replace traditional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which remain available and operate wirelessly on models with the larger screen.
Also new is Amazon Alexa voice assistant functionality with the 12.3-inch screen, USB-C ports in the cabin (already available in Australian models), and an expanded smartphone companion app that can locate, lock/unlock the vehicle, start the engine, or call emergency services remotely.
There are also "new colours and textures" for the seat, door, centre console and dashboard trim, and a tan leather seat upholstery option.
The only engine available in US models remains a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol three-cylinder with 150kW and 305Nm, mated with a continuously-variable automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive.
In Australia there is a choice of a 2.5-litre non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine (135kW/245Nm) – which was discontinued in the US two years ago – or the 'e-Power' hybrid, combining a 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder with two electric motors.