About New Nissan X-Trail
Following the success of Terrano in domestic market, Nissan is planning to bring third generation X-Trail SUV to India. Owing to dull response, Nissan had pulled the plug on the premium SUV, albeit with the new version coming in soon it will start afresh in India. The SUV will underpin the same platform as its sibling Qashqai which is reportedly also being built for the local market.
New Nissan X-Trail Preview
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.