Nissan Motor Company has recently introduced a medium hybrid version of the new generation X-Trail SUV, equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with a capacity of 163 hp. and a torque of 300 Nm.

HT Auto Desk

October 17, 2022, 2:58 p.m

The Nissan X-Trail mid-size SUV may return to India in a new avatar after the model was discontinued in 2014.

Nissan Motor in India is gearing up to launch a new SUV tomorrow, October 18. The new SUV to join Nissan’s SUV line-up including Magnet and Kicks, will likely be a mid-size model. According to spy shots shared on social media, the Japanese automaker is likely to ride the fourth-generation X-Trail SUV, a model that was discontinued in India eight years ago. If launched, the new X-Trail will challenge Hyundai TucsonJeep compassCitroën C5 The Aircross is among other mid-size SUVs in the Indian market.

Recently, at the Shanghai Auto Show, Nissan presented the new generation X-Trail SUV for global markets. The SUV was recently spotted testing on Indian roads, hinting at its imminent launch. Spy shots of the test mule reveal some of the new X-Trail’s signature features, such as the V-shaped front grille and widened wheel arches.

In its fourth generation, the X-Trail SUV is based on the Alliance CMF-C platform. It is equipped with the ePOWER brand drive system, which includes a high-capacity battery and a transmission integrated with a variable compression ratio gasoline engine, generator, inverter and a 150 kW front electric motor. Under the hood, there’s a choice between a 1.2-liter gasoline engine and a 1.5-liter variable-compression turbo gasoline engine with 204 hp.

The fourth-generation X-Trail also offers 12V mild hybrid technology. This helps the SUV recover energy when decelerating through regeneration and is stored in the battery. It also increases torque by around 6Nm.

Originally launched in 2001, Nissan has sold seven million units of the X-Trail SUV worldwide, making it one of the Japanese automaker’s best-selling models. The Nissan X-Trail was first launched in India in 2005. It was discontinued nine years later.

Date of first publication: October 17, 2022, 2:58 PM IST