Auto Expo 2016: Nissan GT-R and X-Trail Hybrid to be launched in India this year

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2016 Auto Expo Nissan GT-R and X-Trail Hybrid

Nissan brought along its iconic GT-R and new X-Trail Hybrid crossover to in year. The GT-R will storm through Indian shores in September 2016, while the newX-Trail Hybrid will follow before the end of the financial year. India will be the fourth market in the world after Japan, Thailand and Indonesia where Nissan will have introduced the X-Trail Hybrid.Auto Expo 2016 Nissan GT-R and X-Trail HybridNissan-GT-R_2015_800x600_wallpaper_03

Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, commented: “Bringing these two standout models to India shows Nissan is a brandgoing places. Nissan GT-R and X-Trail Hybrid each have their own strengths as great examples of Nissan engineering and technological expertise, and embody our brand promise of ‘Innovation and Excitement’. Having created a strong foundation for success by building our local presence and extensive retail network, we are now introducing a wave of dynamic and exciting products through the mid-term that will draw fresh eyes to our brand.

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The Nissan GT-R’s twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine produces 550PS of power and 632Nm of torque, and with a 0.26 drag coefficient, it is one of the most revered supercars on sale at the moment. The car also boasts a wealth of on-board technology and on rails handling thanks to its advanced all-wheel drive system. The new Nissan X-Trail Hybrid will come to India as the market’s first ever full hybrid SUV, and brings Nissan’s latest hybrid vehicle technology to India for the first time. The car comes equipped with a 2.0-litre MR20 DD petrol engin, twinned with an advanced 31kw electric motor that enables both driving and environmental performance. Equipped with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control that drives the wheels and regenerates electricity by using one motor, while one of the two clutches completely separates the motor from the engine, the system enables EV mode driving in high-speed situations with highly efficient energy regeneration.