Nissan has facelifted the X-Trail SUV, but you’ll need to look closely to spot the changes.

In our tow test, we’re more interested in the 2.0-litre diesel engine, which was already part of the range before the facelift, but which we’ve never had the chance to try.

We are keen to see what tow car might this engine gives the X-Trail.

It has much more power and torque than the smaller, 1.6-litre diesel, and should give the X-Trail’s towing credentials a boost.

We’re testing the car in top-of-the-line Tekna 4WD specification, with a price tag of £36,620 (which includes the extra pair of seats).

The 1.6-litre X-Trail gave a decent account of itself, and we’re expecting the more powerful 2.0-litre model to offer a lot more.