Nissan kickstarted its India operations in the year 2005. Its journey began in the land of diversity with a very popular global product called the ‘X-Trail’. Years went by and this car was on sale until 2014 when the competition was rife with other potential products. Fast forward to 2022, when SUVs are becoming the bread and butter for brands, Nissan India is all set to bring the ‘X-Trail’ nameplate back onto the Indian Shores. Does it have the DNA of the original car? Let’s take a look at the new 2023 Nissan X-Trail.

2023 Nissan X-Trail -Design 

2023 Nissan X-Trail

The platform of the new X-Trail is the CMF-C (Common Module Family) which is co-developed by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. This modular platform also underpins other Mitsubishi and Renault SUVs that are sold in other countries. The X-Trail showcased in the country is the 4th generation model that gets aggressive styling when compared to its predecessors. It checks all the boxes to justify its SUV characteristics. It gets body cladding, roof rails, high ground clearance, Nissan’s signature V-motion front grille, and more. Talking about its dimensions, it measures 4,681mm in length, 1,840mm in width, and has a height of 1,730mm. As it gets a 3-row seating layout, it gets a long wheelbase of 2,706mm.  


2023 Nissan X-Trail

This car lies under the premium midsize SUV category which has some popular products. So, Nissan had to give its interiors a premium futuristic look. To stay in line with its rivals, Nissan has gone one step ahead by giving it soft-touch materials, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an electronic parking brake, auto hold, driving modes, a 360-degree parking camera, Heads Up Display, a panoramic sunroof, ADAS, and more.

2023 Nissan X-Trail -Powertrain  

2023 Nissan X-Trail

Globally the X-Trail comes with pure petrol as well as a hybrid powertrain setup. The same setup is brought in India which would create a new hybrid option in this segment. You also get 2WD as well as AWD powertrain options. Talking about its powertrain setups, it gets a single 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine in 3 different hybrid setups. A mild hybrid, a 2WD ‘e-POWER’ variant, and an ‘e-4orce’ version which gets ‘e-POWER’ as well as a dual motor setup for its AWD drivetrain. 

2023 Nissan X-Trail

The former 1.5-litre petrol hybrid engine makes 188 bhp and 250Nm of torque. The 2WD ‘e-POWER’ generates 201bhp and 330Nm of torque, and the top-of-the-line AWD ‘e-4orce’ makes 210bhp and a peak torque of 525Nm. Transmission options are only limited to a CVT automatic gearbox.

What is Nissan ‘e-POWER’?

2023 Nissan X-Trail

In this setup, the power is channelled to the wheels only via the electric motor. The engine is not directly responsible for powering the wheels. Then why does it have an ICE engine? The work of the engine only comes into play to charge the battery. The engine is only responsible for acting as a generator to charge the battery. The size of the battery pack in ‘e power’ is also large when compared to conventional hybrid cars.

2023 Nissan X-Trail -Pricing

2023 Nissan X-Trail

The new 2023 Nissan X-Trail goes head to head with products like the Skoda Kodiaq, Volkswagen Tiguan and more. The brand has already started testing the X-Trail in India near its Chennai manufacturing facility. So, there are chances that this car would be launched sometime in the next year. Talking about the pricing, it could start around Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom).

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