After its presentation in Japan and the details we learned about the Nissan Rogue, the Nissan X-Trail arrives in Europe. This fourth generation of the off-roader converted into an SUV is based on the CMF-C platform resulting from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. This platform, already known as its little brother, the Nissan Qashqai, gives the necessary technology to the most striking variant of the range, the e-Power.
Thus placing itself one step above the Qashqai, it offers up to seven seats and four-wheel drive, keeping the convenience and comfort of its occupants above all else. Let’s see what they’ve done to distinguish it from its cousin, the Mitsubishi Outlander.
On the front of this new X-Trail, we find large doses of Nissan identity. The black grille presided over by the logo is accompanied by angular shapes throughout the nose, accompanied by two double optical groups. These optical groups ensure that lighting is not lacking with Matrix LED technolog.
On the side, we find a muscular image underlined by a chrome heel, a very high hip practically parallel to the ground, and a wide C-pillar with almost parallel sides that fits perfectly with the extension of the rear light. At the rear, we find a slightly truncated spoiler and some optical groups that are divided into two to allow a gate that almost occupies the entire rear. You can have a panoramic roof to contribute to the luminosity of the interior.
Nissan X-Trail Interior
In the said interior, everything is oriented to comfort and multimedia content. It has all the technologies you would expect in a modern SUV: it has Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay and syncs with the NissanConnect Services app for smartphones, from which remote control functions are available. The instrument panel has given way to a 12.3-inch TFT screen, completely configurable from the steering wheel with its touch switch.
The center of the dashboard is dominated by another 12.3-inch screen that gives access to navigation, entertainment, and vehicle settings. To complete all the visual information that can be received, it has a 10.8-inch HUD that projects on the windshield and provides the largest size in its segment. The center console also incorporates a USB-A port and a USB-C port for the occupants of the rear seats.
The X-Trail, despite not being the off-roader it was, still has some off-road in its DNA.
The Nissan X-Trail arrives in Europe with three possible engines. The one that is expected to be less in demand can be chosen in a 5 and 7-seater version and has a 1.5 turbo engine with 163 hp and 300 Nm whose consumption ranges between 7.1-7.2 liters per 100 km of the 5-seater version, and the 7.2-7.4 liters of the 7-seater version. This motorization only has the possibility of two-wheel drive accompanied by an Xtronic automatic transmission and a 12 V mild hybrid system.
The queen of this new X-Trail is the e-Power version, which has three possibilities in this Nissan X- Trail. This version has a 204 hp electric motor equipped with a 1.5 kWh battery, powered by a three-cylinder gasoline engine with 1.5 liters of displacement and variable compression. this engine, whose only function is to generate energy to feed that battery, delivers 155 CV and declares a consumption of between 5.8 and 5.9 liters per 100 km. The gasoline engine is not interconnected in any way to the drive wheels, so power delivery will always be electric.
For the 5-seater version, there are two possibilities: two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, while to have 7 seats with this motorization, only the four-wheel drive version can be chosen. The all-wheel drive version, called e-4ORCE, is made up of two electric motors, one on each axle, to offer 213 hp and a maximum torque of 330 Nm at the front and 195 Nm at the rear. Its consumption is reduced compared to the conventional version, remaining around 6.3 and 6.4 liters per 100 km, in addition to accompanying it with a substantial improvement in acceleration, stopping the clock at 0 to 100 km/h. in 7 seconds. This SUV will have a selector that has five driving modes: Off-road, Snow, Standard, Eco, and Sport. It will also feature the famous house brand technologies even more optimized, such as the e-Pedal or the famous ProPILOT driving assistance technology now with Navi-Link.
The Nissan X-Trail arrives in Europe with four available finishes, N-Connecta, Tekna, and Tekna +. From September 7, the model can be reserved completely online, and deliveries will begin at the end of October 2022.