Nissan wants its UK clients to have enough power under the hood, so it updates the current X-Trail range with the introduction of a bigger and more powerful engine. The 2.0-litre unit is available to order and first deliveries are due to arrive with customers early in the new year.

The new engine has an output of 177 hp, with 380Nm of torque. It’s a significant step up in power from the existing 1.6-litre 130 hp diesel.

New to the range is the choice of Nissan’s Xtronic automatic gearbox, linked to a four-wheel drive transmission. It is added to the options of a six-speed manual and two-wheel drive.

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All-Mode 4×4-i means that for drivers who require a towing vehicle, the Nissan X-Trail 2.0-litre diesel is capable. Braked towing capacity is 2,000kg on the manual model and 1,650kg on the two Xtronics, making the car suitable for those who need to move caravans, horseboxes, boats and trailers. 

Models with the new 2.0-litre diesel are available from a starting price of £29,095.