Thinking about a Nissan X-Trail? You’re not alone. 

It's one of the best-selling mid-sized SUVs in Australia, often duking it out for top honours with the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Mitsubishi Outlander.

It’s not only locally that the X-Trail is proving popular: Nissan claims this vehicle was the best selling SUV on the planet - well, that’s if you include the Rogue, as it’s known in other markets. 

And now for Australia there’s a new special edition N-Sport model, based on the mid-spec ST-L petrol five-seater. Let’s go through what’s different about it, and perhaps more importantly, what isn’t…