Nissan Motor recently introduced a mid-hybrid variant of the new generation X-Trail SUV equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that produces 163 hp and 300 Nm of torque.
Nissan Motor India is preparing to introduce a new SUV tomorrow, October 18. The new SUV, will join Nissan’s SUV lineup that includes Magnite and Kicks, maybe a medium-sized model. According to spy photos shared on social media, the Japanese automaker is likely to drive the fourth-generation X-Trail SUV, a model that was discontinued in India eight years ago. If launched, the new X-Trail will usurp Hyundai’s throne TucsonJeep car CompassCitroen C5 Ranking among other mid-size SUVs in the Indian market.
Nissan has just launched the new generation X-Trail SUV for global markets within the framework of the Shanghai Auto Show. The SUV was recently spotted testing on Indian roads, hinting at an imminent launch. The spy shots of the test mule carry some of the new X-Trail’s features like the V-shaped front grille and flared wheel arches.
In its fourth generation, the X-Trail SUV is underpinned by the Alliance CMF-C platform. It is equipped with the brand’s ePOWER powertrain, which includes a high-capacity battery and an integrated powertrain with a variable compression ratio petrol engine, alternator, inverter and a 150kW electric motor up front. . Under the hood, there’s a choice between a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre variable-compression turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 204 PS.
The fourth-generation X-Trail model is also equipped with 12v mild hybrid technology. It helps the SUV recover energy during deceleration through regeneration and is stored in the battery. It also increases torque to around 6Nm.
First launched in 2001, Nissan has sold 7 million X-Trail SUVs globally, becoming one of the Japanese automaker’s best-selling models. The Nissan X-Trail was first launched in India in 2005. It was discontinued nine years later.
First published date: October 17, 2022, 14:58 PM IST