Nissan launched the 3rd generation of the X-Trail at the Auto-Expo 2016 after its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The first generation of the X-Trail was launched in India over a decade ago. Nissan confirmed that India will get the Hybrid variant which will make India the fourth market in the world that will get this variant of the X-Trail. The exterior of the new Nissan X-Trail is inspired by Nissan’s new design language.
The X-Trail is based on the Common Module Family (CMF) platform, developed jointly by Nissan and Renault, which makes it lighter even though it is larger than the previous versions. The X-Trail measures 4,641 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width and 1,709 mm in height. Its wheelbase measures 2,705 mm and is offered in 5- and 7-seater variants.
The X-Trail will be powered by a special 2.0-litre MR20DD hybrid engine that delivers the performance similar to the 2.5-litre NA petrol motor. The engine delivers a maximum power og 147PS and 207Nm. A high-output lithium-ion battery adds another 41PS and 160Nm of torque making the X-Trail one of the most powerful SUVs in its class. A 1.6-liter diesel engine producing a power of 130 bhp may also be introduced in India.
The X-Trail will be equipped with a host of safety features including Electrically Adjustable Seating, Active Engine Brake, Active Traction Control and Active Ride Control including LED projector headlamps, DRLs and Cruise Control along with Climate Control, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Assist and a total of 4 airbags. Infotainment will be in the form of a 7” Nissan Connect Infotainment System.
The X-trail will be brought in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) like the previous variant and is expected to be priced between Rs 35-37 lakh. The X-Trail will compete against the likes of Hyundai SantaFe, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner and new Ford Endeavour.
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