After revealing the Nissan Rogue in the United States and the Nissan X-Trail in China, the Japanese brand is finally unveiling the cousin of these two models, the European version of the Nissan X-Trail. It is that the old continent is no longer a priority for the manufacturer who prefers a larger market to sell this model and then the shortage of electronic chips has also played its role in this launch delay.
However, it has finally arrived and we must admit that the Nissan X-Trail has a good presence. Compared to the Nissan Qashqai, the X-Trail stands out by developing its own style and optics on two levels, the front part is narrow and sports with strong lines. A family version of the Qashqai, the X-Trail is twenty-two centimeters longer (4.65 m instead of 4.43 m) and has a smaller collapsible roofline, a more vertical tailgate to increase interior space that can still accommodate seven people, thanks to two additional additions. seats. At the back, the lights are different, as are the shields. The new fourth-generation X-Trail is available in 9 solid body colors and five two-tone combinations.
The main difference with the Nissan Qashqai is under the hood. If these two types have the same technical basis, namely the CMF-C platform, that they do not have the right to a diesel engine, the X-Trail wants to be different by only offering the e-Power engine at launch ( in some markets. , engine of hybrid of 163 hp is offered). This e-Power technology is not 100% electric, but a complete hybrid. A unique technology that develops up to 213 hp (190 hp for Qashqai) and 330 Nm of torque and that includes an electric motor that drives the front wheels alone, while the gasoline engine charges a small 1.8 kWh battery. This engine is a 163 hp 1.5 turbo three cylinder with variable compression, that is, the mechanism that works on the crankshaft varies the stroke of the piston and the compression is 14/1 in economy mode. (low fuel consumption) and 8/1 more time. performance is required. In any case the internal combustion engine drives the wheels of the car, it is mainly used as a range extender.
Also available for the X-Trail, the e-4ORCE technology allows the X-trail to become a four-wheel drive vehicle, with the rear wheels driven by another electric motor. Note that it is this last configuration that will make it possible to have the X-Trail in 7 sections and have a total power of 213 hp (330 Nm of torque at the front, 195 Nm at the rear), a two-wheel model with only 204 hp. In this model, as in the Qashqai, we have the right e-Pedal Action. A device designed for city driving, the e-Pedal Step system allows you to accelerate and brake using only the accelerator. If the technology is high-tech, only electricity drives the wheels, not zero-tech. Nissan X-Trail actually uses gasoline and in the combined cycle (WLTP) it is a minimum of 5.8 l per 100 km with a block of 204 hp and a two-wheel drive and 6.3 l per 100 km in a four-wheel drive and 213 hp. CO2 emissions vary between 132 g/km and 152 g/km depending on engine and finish.
If the exterior style is different from that of the Qashqai, the inside of the Nissan X-Trail takes the Qashqai’s dashboard and multi-function steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a new 12.3-inch central screen (seen and N-Connecta will end up on the Qashqai and which will also be standard in the N-Connecta trim for the X-Trail). The center console, on the other hand, is different with a storage space below and a large part of the two openings between the seats. The equipment is very complete and the X-Trail has the right to drive semi-autonomous ProPilot to integrate the panel reading, GPS information to adjust the speed. A system capable of accelerating and stopping the car in its tracks on the highway, driving at a set speed in traffic and automatically restarting traffic will resume. There will also be a side angle to help maneuver, Matrix type headlights, a head-up display with projection on the windshield, an airbag between the front seats, etc.
It is in the interior space that everything changes with a boot volume of 575 l (Qashqai: 455 l) in the five-seater version and 485 l in the seven-seater when the seats are closed. There is also more space for the passengers in the second row, and space for those in the third row as well. Passengers of the second row are decorated with USB A and C sockets, special climate control, sun blinds on the rear doors. Access on board is easy, thanks to the rear doors that open up to 85°, which allow access to the third row of the seven-seater version of the X-Trail. In its five-seat version, the trunk of the X-Trail will be eligible for a standard and convertible trunk floor (with one side covered with carpet and one side with washable plastic).
Nissan X-Trail is already on sale in France (the first deliveries will take place in October). The range starts and ends with the Acenta at a price of €42,700 for the 204 hp e-Power version. Currently the Nissan X-Trail’s main rivals are the Peugeot 5008 and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace while they await the arrival of the seven-seater Renault “Grand Austral”.
Prices for the new Nissan X-Trail
|e-Power (4×2) 204 hp – 5 seats||€42,700||€44,700||€49,800||€52,800|
|e-Power e-4ORCE (4×4) 213 hp – 5 seats||€45,000||€47,000||€52,100||€55,100|
|e-Power e-4ORCE (4×4) 213 hp – 7 seats||€45,900||€47,900||€53,000||€56,000|
There is also a finished version of the Business Edition that is reserved for professionals
Key features of the new Nissan X-Trail
- All the usual security technologies
- 18 ” alloy wheels
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- It pulls back the camera
- 12.3” central screen with Navigation
- Connected services
- AVM 360°
- 12.3” digital instrument cluster
- A sliding seat
- 19” alloy wheels
- Upholstery of TEP
- ProPILOT Support with Navi-Link
- ProPILOT Storage
- Three-zone air conditioning
- Hands-free tailgate
- Header display
- Inductively charged
- 20” alloy wheels
- Carved leather upholstery
- Panoramic & roof opening
- BOSE premium sound system
- Seats, steering wheel, heated windshield