We drove the Nissan X-Trail Hybrid today, due for a launch in India soon. Till a proper review comes along, here’s a detailed image gallery and all the preliminary details. As far as appearances go, the new X-Trail’s friendly appearance is a far cry from the previous generation model’s butch looks. The chromed, Nissan buck tooth characterizes the front end, while the rest of the design can be called pleasing at best.
The new Nissan X-Trail Hybrid will come to India as the market’s first ever full hybrid SUV. The drive-train combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine, good for 144 PS at 6000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm, with an electric motor rated at 31 kw (40.8 PS) and 160 Nm of torque. The electric motor is fed by a high-output lithium-ion battery with a quick charge/discharge function. Power is reigned in by the manufacturer’s X-Tronic CVT gearbox, and sent to all four wheels using an ALL MODE 4X4-i system.
Called the Intelligent Dual Clutch Control, this parallel hybrid system drives the wheels and regenerates electricity by using one motor. With one of the two clutches completely separating the motor from the engine, EV mode driving in high-speed situations result in better fuel economy for the X-Trail Hybrid, which is rated at a claimed 20.6 km/l. By virtue of this drive-train, acceleration and NVH levels, according to Nissan, eclipse those of typical 2.5-litre petrol engines.
The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid is 4640 mm long, 1820 mm wide, 1710 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2705 mm, while ground clearance stands at 210 mm. The crossover and has a kerb weight of 1538 kg, and rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped on 225/65/R17 tyres with disc brakes on all the four wheels. The X-Trail Hybrid is expected to be priced between INR 30-35 lakhs and will take on the likes of the Audi Q3, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the all-new BMW X1.
Inside, The X-Trail features an all-black colour theme juxtaposed with dull silver inserts on the dashboard. The centre console, which hosts the NissanConnect infotainment system with navigation and smartphone link application, is trimmed in piano black. The X-Trail Hybrid will be offered with two rows and five seats. along with a luggage capacity of over 400 lites. Safety features on offer include Emergency Brake and Around View Monitor with Intelligent Parking Assist. Stay tuned for a detailed review soon!
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid India Image Gallery