The platform in question here is the CMF C-D platform which will act as a base for both the models. Until now, Nissan was likely to launch X-Trail in a diesel version, but it seems Nissan is planning to roll out a petrol hybrid version of the SUV instead. Pricing is expected to be on a higher side as Nissan could import the car to India, therefore heavy duties levied on the SUV will bump up the price substantially. But to everyone’s respite, being a hybrid X-Trail will also be benefitted by the FAME India scheme.
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Exteriors
Design language will be inspired heavily from other global models of Nissan. Exterior styling will be plusher featuring a couple of new elements. The boxy and mundane design will be ditched for a curvier silhouette. Moreover, the SUV is likely to be leaner than before shedding off the heavy stance.
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Interiors
Comprehensive changes are expected to be made to the cabin donning a modish avatar unlike previous generation model which featured suave styling. The third generation X-Trail will get seven-seat layout allowing seven occupants to be seated inside.
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Engine specification & Transmission
Nissan was expected to launch X-Trail in a diesel engine option earlier but the company will reportedly roll out a petrol hybrid version of the SUV in India. Under the engine hood could be a 2.0 litre petrol engine along with an electric motor generating a combined output of 179 Bhp. An electric motor will also be fitted inside. Transmission duties might be carried out by a CVT gearbox. Besides, the SUV will also house Nissan’s electric all wheel drive system.
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Competition
In the premium SUV segment, Nissan X-Trail will face heat from Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda CR-V.
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Expected Price
Being a CBU unit, the SUV will be priced a tad higher at around 32 lakh to Rs 35 lakh.
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Expected Launch
Nissan is expected to launch X-Trail hybrid in India by 2017.