Nissan has given its compact SUV a price, styling features and performance revamp.

The revised Nissan X Trail, complete with updated exterior designs, interior changes and improved CO₂ performance, is on sale now in the UK, with customer deliveries set for October.

The entry level model, the Acenta SUV, is priced at £23,995 OTR. Standard features for the low-end car include privacy glass.

At the opposite end of the range sits the high-specification Tekna model, which currently costs around £27,495 OTR. Its additional features push the Tekna above and beyond the Acenta with Connect Premium HDD sat-nav and a rear view camera available as optional extras.

The X Trail features two 2.0 litre dCi diesel engines, with manual transmissions. The diesel powertrains offer CO₂ emissions of 168 g/km which signifies a 15 per cent improvement of 30 g/km for the compact SUC. Similar improvements are also seen in the X Trails mpg which is up by 5.9 to 44.1 mpg on its combined cycle.

Andy Connell, 4x4 Marketing Manager commented: “These changes make the X-TRAIL one of the most competitive compact SUVs available today."

Nissan are quick to point out that these economic improvements have not impacted on the performance of the vehicle, with the X Trail still capable of clearing 0-62 mph in ten seconds.

There are also some minor mechanical revisions on the Nissan X Trail, including a new manual gearbox, improved shift schedule and enhanced friction reduction.

First released in 2001, this is the second generation of the Nissan compact SUV.