New Nissan X-Trail 2021 exposed! Mazda CX-5-rivalling SUV scores new look, upgraded interior

Nissan’s new-generation X-Trail mid-size SUV has seemingly leaked online ahead of its expected official reveal later this year.

Pictures of the supposed new X-Trail were published on Instagram account Kurdistan_Automotive_Blog, showing the mid-size SUV’s fresh aesthetics that includes a prominent V-motion front grille and new headlight design.

The front lighting elements have now been split, similar to the first-generation Juke, with the top LED strip relegated to the daytime running lamps and the lower half for the low- and highbeams.

At the rear, the X-Trail – or Rogue as it is known overseas and in these pictures – shows a sculpted rear bumper with large kick plate and a subtle roof spoiler.

However, one of the biggest updates to the new X-Trail appears to be the interior, as these pictures show a much more modernised, even premium-looking cabin.

The dashboard and door trims score a two-tone design, while a large floating multimedia screen sits between the driver and front passenger.

A wireless smartphone charger can be glimpsed, likely resigned to higher-spec grades, while a slimmed down gear selector, gloss-black trim and quilted leather seats add to the X-Trail’s interior ambience.

Engine details are yet to be revealed for the new X-Trail, but expect to see a mix of carryover powertrains and possibly even a hybrid or plug-in version as Nissan ramps up its electrification offerings.

For reference, the current X-Trail kicks off at $30,040 before on-road costs and tops out at $48,490.

Engines in the existing line-up include a 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre petrol, a 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre petrol and a 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.