Combining “rugged” design cues, comfort, onboard convenience and an “effortless” drive, the new Nissan X-Trail has finally made its international launch debut. 

X-Trail

Based on the new Alliance CMF-C platform, “which showcases advanced engineering, innovation and technology”, the box-fresh X-Trail is available in five- and seven-seat configurations. Nissan says the new model is drawn from “well-established” DNA that runs through the previous-generation variants.

“The all-new X-Trail will again raise the bar in the crossover segment. Customers with a taste for adventure will savour the enhanced dynamic performance and advanced electrification technologies that the new generation of X-Trail offers,” said the company. 

X-Trail

“Projecting a reassuring sense of prominence and robustness without being aggressive”, Nissan says the latest model’s exterior and interior reflect the spirit of the crossover/SUV. Starting with the former, the new X-Trail features the firm’s “signature” exterior design elements. These include the ‘V-motion’ front grille, flanked by “striking” headlamps and LED DRLs, and a “floating” roof design. Nissan says the “muscular” wheel arches give the car more on-road presence.

Interior features include a multifunction steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.8-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and wireless smartphone charging. Several analogue controls have been fitted for ease of use of the climate control and audio systems. New “premium” materials are also present.

The new X-Trail was launched with three drivetrain options, the first of which is the brand’s “innovative” e-POWER drivetrain. Nissan says this set-up is a “unique” approach to electrification, offering the EV-drive feeling without the need to charge.

The petrol-electric arrangement comprises a variable compression ratio 1.5-litre turbopetrol engine, power generation, inverter and front-mounted electric motor. In total, the set-up produces 150 kW. The X-Trail also features the automaker’s e-Pedal Step regenerative braking system, allowing for one-pedal driving. 

A mild-hybrid drivetrain is also available. The more traditional (12 V) mild-hybrid set-up features a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine that drives the front wheels. This arrangement produces 120 kW and 300 Nm of torque. 

Nissan’s e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system is available with the electrified versions. Equipped with this set-up, the X-Trail features a “powerful” dual e-motor system with a total power output of 147 kW.