Australian News - October 18, 2021

Nissan Celebrates 20 Years Of X-TRAIL With Updated Model Range For 2022

Nissan is celebrating 20 years of the adventure-ready X-TRAIL in Australia with a very special birthday present — an updated MY22 model that delivers even more safety features, along with the introduction of an entirely new variant, the ST+.

The feature-packed ST+ will form a new step between the ST and the ST-L grades, and offers an increased active safety package and more cabin technology, delivering even more value to X-TRAIL customers.

Available in two- or four-wheel drive, the new ST+ does exactly what its name suggests, adding to the already well-equipped ST grade with new safety and technology features, like an Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Satellite Navigation.

The new grade is joined by an increased safety offering across the ST-L and TI grades, with both X-TRAIL variants now offering front parking sensors for the first time.

This update follows a similar equipment upgrade delivered in February 2021, which saw the X-TRAIL equipped with Nissan’s next-generation infotainment system, including the addition of Apple CarPlay1 and Android Auto1, displayed through a new 7.0-inch touchscreen with updated graphics.

“Celebrating 20 years of X-TRAIL in Australia is a proud moment,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson. “That’s two decades of fun and adventure, with more than 272,000 examples of the X-TRAIL welcomed into families right across the country.

“And what better way to celebrate than with the launch of an update, with an all-new grade option that delivers more of what our customers know and love about their X-TRAIL?

“This updated MY22 model is an evolution of the X-TRAIL brand, and sticks true to the Nissan principle of increasing safety and technology at every opportunity.

“With four grade levels, a choice between two- or four-wheel drive, and the option of five or seven seats, the X-TRAIL is one of the most versatile SUV offerings in Australia. And with the introduction of a new grade level, there is an X-TRAIL to suit every Nissan customer.”

Nissan X-TRAIL – MY22 – engines and transmissions

The Nissan X-TRAIL is available with a 2.0-litre petrol engine in manual-equipped ST grades, and with a powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine in all other variants.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine boasts 106kW of power and 200Nm of torque while the more powerful 2.5-litre alternative has 126kW of power and 233Nm of torque.

Both four-cylinder petrol engines are efficient and responsive. The 2.0-litre unit features Nissan’s DIG (Direct Injection Gasoline) technology and twin variable timing control to deliver strong fuel economy and torque. The 2.0-litre X-TRAIL ST manual consumes 8.2-litres per 100 kilometres travelled on the combined cycle.

The 2.5-litre engine is available in all grades, and offers a strong blend of performance and efficiency, consuming as little as 7.9L/100km on a combined cycle in the 2WD X-TRAIL ST.

The two petrol-powered variants of the Nissan X-TRAIL have a 60-litre fuel tank and the minimum recommended fuel type for both engines is 91RON unleaded petrol.

The 2WD-only 2.0-litre powered X-TRAIL ST uses a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission, whereas all 2.5-litre variants (available in both 2WD and 4WD) are mated to Nissan’s Xtronic CVT with manual mode (MCVT). This transmission’s broad gear ratio coverage and low-friction design help deliver strong acceleration and fuel economy.

The 4WD X-TRAIL comes equipped with Nissan’s advanced Intelligent 4×4 system to deliver excellent traction in a variety of driving conditions. Controlled by the driver using a simple centre console-mounted rotary dial, Intelligent 4×4 has three settings: 2WD mode, AUTO mode and LOCK mode.

Both 2WD and 4WD variants of the X-TRAIL come fitted with Hill Start Assist (HSA). This automatically keeps the vehicle’s brakes applied when taking off from an incline to help prevent the driver from rolling backwards when setting off.

The 4WD X-TRAIL variants are equipped with Hill Descent Control (HDC), which uses the car’s ABS braking system to control the vehicle’s speed at approximately 7km/h when traversing particularly steep downhill terrain.


New items in bold.


The Nissan X-TRAIL ST remains one of the most value-packed SUV offerings in Australia, delivering ample style and substance right across the range. The generous ST equipment level is unchanged for 2022, and includes:


  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Body-coloured mirrors with electric folding, electric adjustment and integrated indicators
  • Rear roof spoiler


  • Flexible Seating System with 2nd-row 40/20/40 split fold-down sliding/reclining bench seat Flexible Cargo System (5 seat only)


  • 7.0-inch next-generation touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay1 & Android Auto1 integration
  • Digital Radio, Bluetooth, NissanConnect
  • Voice recognition
  • All Mode 4×4 System (4WD Only)
  • Intelligent Key
  • Push-Start engine


  • Rear View Camera
  • Electric Park Brake (MT only)
  • Cruise control
  • Six airbags
  • Child restraint (RH/LH ISOFIX & top tether and centre tether)
  • ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
  • Forward AEB with Forward Collision Warning
  • Hill Descent Control (4WD Only)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Active Trace Control, Active Engine Brake and Body Motion Control

Nissan X-TRAIL ST+

The new Nissan X-TRAIL ST+ builds on the ST model’s equipment list with added safety and technology features, including:

  • Around View Monitor + Moving Object Detection
  • Front park sensors 
  • Rear park sensors 
  • Satellite navigation
  • Nissan X-TRAIL ST-L

The Nissan X-TRAIL ST-L welcomes an even bigger equipment list, building on the ST+ model’s features with the new addition of front parking sensors, as well as:


  • Rear privacy glass
  • Front fog lamps
  • Roof rails (100kg)
  • Heated Door Mirrors
  • 18-inch alloy wheels


  • Leather-accented steering wheel
  • Leather-accented seats
  • Power-adjust driver’s Seat (6-way)
  • Power-adjust front passenger seat (4-way)
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control


  • Intelligent Driver Alert


  • Front park sensors
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Nissan X_TRAIL Ti

The Ti remains the flagship variant in the Nissan X-TRAIL lineup, and now welcomes front parking sensors to its extensive equipment list, which also includes:


  • Adapative LED head lamps
  • Auto-levelling headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Power Tilt and Slide sunroof
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Motion-activated tailgate


  • Auto-dim rear view mirror
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated rear seats


  • Bose Audio with eight speakers
  • Intelligent Key (incl. rear tail gate)


  • Front park sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Departure Prevention
  • AEB with pedestrian detection
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • High Beam Assist
MY22 Nissan X-TRAIL variant Price (MSRP)2
ST Manual (2.0-litre petrol) $30,665
ST Auto $32,665
ST 7 Seats $34,265
ST 4WD $34,665
ST+ $34,140
ST+ 4WD $36,140
ST-L $38,675
ST-L 7 seats $40,275
ST-L 4WD $40,675
Ti 4WD $46,115
Ti Tan-Leather 4WD $46,115
  1. CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.
  2. Manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) are provided for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.