The Nissan X-Trail, a 7-seater, almost electric SUV, is finally arriving in Europe

The Nissan X-Trail, a 7-seater, almost electric SUV, is finally arriving in Europe


Qashqai’s 7-seater big brother is already in the saga. This fourth version of the Nissan X-Trail has been known in China since April 2021, after its unveiling at the Shanghai Motor Show and, best of all, in North America, it appeared under the name Nissan Rogue, starting from June 2020. Trail previously was scheduled to arrive in the Old Continent on April 5. Finally, it is 5 months late when he will officially appear with us.

The Japanese brand has made its priorities clear. But whatever this schedule may be, the new X-Trail is destined to impress European families. It will be offered in 5- and 7-seat configurations, in two- and 4-wheel drive, but only with the e-Power engine, a hybrid technology exclusive to the Japanese brand.

X-Trail e-Power: hybrid aside

The powerful 1.5 turbo three-cylinder petrol engine with 158 hp is used only as a generator and runs at a better speed.© Nissan

Well, if The Nissan X-Trail is based on the CMF-C technical platform developed within the Renaut-Nissan Alliance and which it shares with the Renault Austral SUV. and, even more, for the future of the 7-seater Renault Grand Austral, expected in 2023, under the Japanese hood, the layout is special. This e-Power version combines a powerful 158 hp 1.5 three-cylinder turbo petrol engine with an electric machine, the whole system combines a power of 204 hp with a torque value of 330 Nm. The main thing is that the combustion engine only serves the generator. to charge the battery while electronically driving the front wheels. There is no gearbox in the linear driving scheme, no recharging in the keyhole either, but don’t forget to refuel!

The four-wheel drive variant is also equipped with e-4ORCE technology. presented by the 100% electric SUV Nissan Ariya. To do this, a second electric machine with 135 hp is added, at the back. In general, Nissan X-Trail e-Power e-4ORCE has a power of 213 hp. The data sheet mentions a height of 4.68 m which is common in the segment Peugeot 5008, Skoda Kodiaq and Seat Tarraco. The wheel is 2.71 m by 1.72 m. Finally calculate the width of 1.84 m.

A clear connection to the Qashqai

The dashboard of the Nissan X-Trail is almost identical to that of the Nissan Qashqai.
The dashboard of the Nissan X-Trail is almost identical to that of the Nissan Qashqai.© Nissan

The dashboard of the new Nissan X-Trail is very similar to that of the Qashqai they differ only in the shape of the central belt and the arrangement of the cones between the seats for others, the furniture is the same. Digital instruments combine instruments on a 12.3-inch panel in front of the driver and a 12.3-inch touchscreen mounted on the center console, finally, a 10.8-inch head-up display completes the combination. The Nissan X-Trail benefits from level 2 autonomous driving via the ProPilot Assist system with Navi-Link navigation.

In terms of sophistication, the new X-Trail has large rear doors that open at an almost right angle (85 degrees, like those of the Qashqai), a 40/20/40 split rear bench seat with a sliding sliding hatch (like of Renault Austral). Nissan indicates a boot volume of 575 liters in the 5-seat version, which is reduced to 485 liters for the 7-seat X-Trail when the two additional seats remain folded into the floor. Nissan X-Trail is available for sale, but the brand has so far only communicatedthe phone price of the 204 hp e-Power version in the Acenta will be charged at a price of €42,700. The range will be made up of 5 trim levels: Acenta, Business Edition, N-Connecta, Tekna and Tekna+.