New generation Nissan X-Trail debuts in European variant – the only seven-seater SUV with electric in its segment – Electric cars – news and technology

New generation Nissan X-Trail debuts in European variant – the only seven-seater SUV with electric in its segment – Electric cars – news and technology


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To make it easier to load things, install a child seat or comfortably access the X-Trail, access to the second row seats is now even easier, thanks to the rear doors that open to almost 90 degrees.

The second row of seats is divided in a 60:40 configuration, as well as having a generous central hatch that skis, for example, can be easily transported without the need to leave any part of the second row of seats. It can also slide longer to increase boot space and allow easy access to the third row of seats in a 7-seat configuration.

Second row passengers are provided with dedicated controls for the heating/air conditioning system, contributing to occupant comfort, essential in a family vehicle. An important aspect of ensuring a smooth family trip is a constant power supply to keep electronic devices running. For people in the second row, there is a USB Type A port and a USB Type C charging port. Protection on sunny days.

Thanks to the success of the Alliance’s CMF-C platform, the new X Test is available with a third row of seats in the boot. The individual seats that easily disappear into the floor are designed to accommodate passengers up to 160cm tall, making them among the most generous in the segment. Space has been improved to ensure that third row passengers can place their feet under the second row of seats.

Access to the third row requires the simple operation of sliding the outer seat from the second row forward, allowing easy passage to the rear.

When the two rear seats are not in use, the boot space puts the X-Trail among the first in its category in luggage space, with a total capacity of 585 liters, an increase of 20 liters over the current generation, thanks to a. better tread length and also for the width between the wheel arches.

Improved access to the cargo area makes loading and unloading easier and storage of small items is also easier. In addition, the modularity of the two cargo plates provides 16 different configurations for the best use of space.

A hands-free electric gate is best when your hands are free. In the five-seater version, the flexible luggage plate system remains and has been improved in the new generation, with redesigned plates with a solid mat on one side and plastic for easy cleaning on the other.

CMF-C platform

Like the new Qashqai, its sibling in Nissan’s European range, the new X-Trail is based on the CMF-C platform, which stands for advanced automotive design and recognized technological architecture.

In terms of construction, the unibody uses lightweight materials and advanced stamping and welding techniques to increase stiffness but also reduce weight. For the first time, the tailgate of the X-Trail is made of composite materials. The front and rear doors, front bumper and hood are aluminum.

This contributes to the refinement, driving comfort and driving pleasure that is usually found in the highest segment, as well as exceptional safety in the event of an accident, as well as contributing to the overall efficiency of the vehicle.

New suspension and operating architecture

The new X-Trail will continue to offer a great driving experience, building on its reputation as a refined and comfortable ride, yet fun when the road turns.

Thanks to the CMF-C platform, the new X-Trail adopts an updated Macpherson frame solution at the front, while the rear has an advanced multi-link suspension.

The steering settings have been revised, providing better response, better feel around the center point and reduced friction.

Integrated controls and 35-inch infotainment

To enhance comfort and make driving more enjoyable, the new X-Trail offers an advanced infotainment system with a wide portfolio of connected services, including smartphone connectivity, in-car Wi-Fi for up to seven devices and services of NissanConnect, with Special applications. Interact with vehicle tracking.

The high-resolution 12.3-inch NissanConnect display is the digital gateway to in-car navigation, entertainment and settings and is compatible with Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay®.

The new 12.3-inch, fully electronic, high-resolution display offers a choice of configurable settings to display navigation, entertainment, traffic or vehicle information, all controlled from a new touch-sensitive switch on the steering wheel. The traditional “Kiriko” glass design is also added to the TFT digital background, nodding to Nissan’s Japanese DNA.

The new 10.8-inch Head-Up Display (HUD) offers the largest image size in the segment. Important navigation data, driver assistance and road information are projected into the driver’s line of sight.

Home-to-car functionality compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa devices. The system supports a variety of commands, including the ability for drivers to send destinations to the car’s navigation system by talking to their smart device, reducing the time it takes to enter a destination.

Through the NissanConnect Services smartphone app, vehicle controls such as horn, lights, remote door locking and unlocking are available. Smart alerts can also be set, including speed, time and driving location for in-app notifications if the vehicle exceeds set parameters. While in the car, drivers can activate the Voice Control feature to easily operate various devices through voice commands, without taking their eyes off the road.

If they don’t use their mobile phone navigation, drivers can access live 3D traffic maps, which include advanced navigation features such as aerial map updates, real-time traffic conditions, Google Street View and prices cars. Door-to-door navigation is also available through the app, including a My Car Finder feature.

Connectivity extends to all occupants with a hub that now offers front and rear USB connections with USB-A and USB-C ports.

Improved ProPILOT driver support

The new X-Trail has the latest generation of ProPILOT support, bringing greater support to the driver in more situations. Called ProPILOT by NaviLink, the system is designed to reduce fatigue and stress while driving, while being intuitive to use.

ProPILOT with NaviLink is capable of accelerating and stopping the vehicle within one lane on the highway. The system can accelerate the X-Trail to travel at a set speed and can break it down to 0 km/h in stop-and-go traffic. The system can restart automatically if the X-Trail has not stopped for less than three seconds and traffic ahead moves.

In the new Nissan X-Trail, the updated system is now able to adapt the speed according to additional external conditions: when the X-Trail enters a low speed limit zone on the road, the system can read traffic signs and take over. calculates the navigation system’s speed limit data to slow the X-Trail down to the right speed, meaning the driver doesn’t need to manually adjust the cruise control speed.

The system can also use data from the navigation system to adjust speed when approaching highway curves that have larger diameters.

In addition, ProPILOT with NaviLink can now communicate with the X-Trail’s radars to help intervene in steering adjustments if there is a vehicle in the area and thus help prevent lane-changing maneuvers.

Thanks to the new Moving Object Detection Alert update, you can apply the brakes to stop the X-Trail if a moving object is detected ahead. And if a moving vehicle or stationary object is detected while reversing, it stops the X-Trail.

Active and passive security

Additional safety comes in the form of Nissan Intelligent Advanced Emergency Braking and predictive functions. Thanks to advanced radar technology, the sensors are able to read the road beyond the car in front and detect if the car brakes suddenly. In these situations, the system will apply the brakes to reduce the possibility of a collision.

Safety at night is enhanced by advanced lighting technology that allows the light unit to be narrower, which helps the aerodynamic efficiency of the X-Trail, and which adjusts the shape of its beam according to oncoming traffic.

Using a series of LED array units that control the direction of the beam, individual LED lights are turned off when traffic is detected, leaving the rest of the road well-lit but not distracting the driver.

Another high-level safety technology feature on board the new X-Trail is the central airbag, which is placed between the two front seats, to prevent front row occupants from touching each other in the event of a side impact. A central airbag complements the driver and passenger airbags, as well as side and curtain airbags, standard equipment on the new X-Trail.