To complement Nissan’s range of crossovers, next summer (2022) will see the introduction of the all-new X-Trail, whose world debut took place today at Auto Shanghai 2021.
Like its cousin the all-new Qashqai, it will be based upon the Alliance CMF-C platform, which is the architecture which was designed to accommodate Nissan’s advanced e‑POWER powertrain, as well as being, as the company describes it, “a showcase of highly evolved driver assistance technology, improved refinement and dynamic performance”.
The all-new X-Trail will be the fourth generation of the successful family-oriented model and will retain the formula of the previous generations, offering a flexible and versatile interior combined with the latest Nissan on-board technologies. The company says that, like the current X-Trail, the new iteration will be available with a folding third row of seats offering extra convenience, but it will remain sufficiently compact for easy parking manoeuvres.
The all-new X-Trail will be available with Nissan’s e-POWER installation, which is a key component in the company’s Intelligent Mobility strategy.
The unique element of the e-POWER installation is that the petrol engine is used solely to generate electricity, while the wheels are driven only by the electric motor. This means the engine can always run within its optimal range, leading to superior fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared with a traditional internal combustion engine. Nissan describes it as a powertrain innovation for customers who are not ready to embrace a full electric vehicle, but want to enjoy the advantages of an electrified powertrain.
Full crossover range
“The renewal of Nissan’s line-up continues at pace. The new X-Trail will remain true to its well-established SUV formula which has proved so successful for Nissan since the introduction of the first model in 2001. It will offer more efficiency, refinement, versatility and user-friendly technology. And it will complement its electrified crossover cousins in the range, giving customers an outstanding SUV with an electrified powertrain for their daily needs,” said Guillaume Cartier, Chairperson, Nissan Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania (AMIEO) region.