Nissan announced that they are ready to reveal the European market version of the next generation X-Trail SUV car. It is set to launch on September 6th and it will follow Qashqai on Nissan’s new CMF-C platform.
The new platform means it will be available as a hybrid for the first time, but it will still go up against traditional rivals like Kia Sorento, Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq. The top models will also have three-row seating, helping to differentiate it from the five-seat Qashqai.
It is still unclear how the new X-Trail will differ from the Japanese version, this information has been revealed. The first and second generation X-Trails had a different front end in their home market than those sold in the UK, with an alternative headlight design. However, the upcoming third-generation car in Europe is almost identical to the one in the Japanese market. UK X-Trail buyers will be offered the new hybrid technology at launch and this will be the only powertrain option. Nissan Electronic mixture The system combines a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a compact battery pack and an electric motor to deliver 184hp and 330Nm of torque.
It is a bit more complex than those found in hybrid systems like Toyota Prius, because the gasoline engine never drives the wheels directly. Instead, it acts as a generator, constantly refilling the battery pack, which then transfers power to the electric motor.
This setting ensures that the gasoline engine always operates at optimal performance, helping to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. Nissan also says the system provides a driving experience similar to tramwith instantaneous torque from electric motor.
There won’t be a purely electric version of the X-Trail but Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s CEO, commented on the car’s importance in Nissan’s electrification strategy. “With this in mind, we are electrifying large vehicles, with the X-Trail for the Japanese market becoming a dedicated e-Power [hybrid] model with e-4ORCE an option. The new X-Trail will play an important role in leading our electrification process.”
Along with the two-wheel drive variant, there will also be an X-Trail version with selectable all-wheel drive. Called ‘e-4ORCE’, it offers specific powertrain settings for snow, gravel and mud. Nissan believes it will offer even better off-road capability when combined with the e-Power – thanks to more torque from the electric motor and better control over the output of this component compared to the e-Power. with internal combustion engine.
New Nissan X-Trail 2022: design and interior
For the new X-Trail, Nissan has taken part from Qashqai’s latest style book, with the SUV receiving a V-Motion grille and slim headlights like its smaller sibling, along with a cluster large headlights lower. The new X-Trail will also feature angular body lines to give it a more aggressive look than its softer-surfaced predecessor. Silver trim details and a contrasting roof complete the look.
Inside, the X-Trail will get plenty of cutting-edge technology, including a host of driver aids, a ‘Virtual Personal Assistant’ and an all-new infotainment setup, likely to be upgraded. from the latest Qashqai. Nissan also says the new CMF-C platform will help improve the SUV’s refinement and dynamic performance.
According to the Japanese brand, the latest version of the ProPilot driver assistance software will be used on the X-Trail, although it won’t be as terrible as the Nissan. recently introduced fully autonomous technologyThe software will be available on a 12.3-inch driver display, a 12.3-inch center display and a 10.8-inch head-up display.
Another benefit of the new platform is that the X-Trail will also be available with a third row of seats, offering the possibility of seven seats for larger families. Up front, we see Nissan’s ‘Zero Gravity’ seats, which have been optimized for greater comfort during long drives.
New Nissan X-Trail 2022: price and positioning
It’s still a while before the next-generation X-Trail goes on sale in the UK, so Nissan has yet to confirm the car’s starting price. However, with a new platform and an increasing level of technology, we think the new SUV will be significantly more expensive than the old model. For comparison, the price of the used car starts from £26,835.
In addition, the market for the X-Trail has changed since the Mk3 was launched in 2013. The price of the X-Trail has changed. Skoda Kodiaq (which is the main X-Trail competitor) starts at £33,100, while the cheapest Kia Sorento price 49,495 pounds. So we expect Nissan to aim for a starting price of around £35,000, to catch up with the competition.
Nissan will complete its SUV overhaul with the Mk4 X-Trail. The process begins at the end of 2019 with the second generation Juke. Followed by the launch of pure electricity Ariya and the Qashqai-specific hybrid replacement, both of which were revealed early last year.