6 September 2022

New Nissan X-Trail breaks cover

Nissan has today unveiled its new, fourth generation X-Trail, writes Trish Whelan.

Almost seven million units of the model have been sold globally since its launch in 2000, making it one of the world’s most popular family adventure vehicles. 

The new X-Trail has been designed and engineered from the ground up and will be available in both five and seven seater configurations. 

The new X-Trail will be available with the brand’s e-Power drivetrain, comprised of a high-output 1.8kWh battery integrated with a 1.5 turbo petrol engine, power generator, inverter and 150kW front electric motor, giving a combined 211hp and over 330Nm torque. There is no need to charge the battery. The petrol engine is used solely to generate electricity whilst the wheels are always completely driven by the electric motor. This means the engine can always run with its optimal range, leading to superior fuel efficiency in urban settings. 

The new X-Trail is equipped with Nissan’s e-pedal allowing the driver to launch, accelerate and decelerate using only the accelerator. The new model also features a new all wheel drive system designed to work with Nissan’s electrified powertrains. 

The car is equipped with Nissan’s e-4orce, their new 4WD technology for electrified powertrains. A motor on each axel delivers precise blend of power and control to each of the four wheels which results in a smooth ride, confident acceleration and traction, quick response in all conditions and reassuring braking. Being dual motor, there is no transmission tunnel to compromise rear interior space. 

New X-Trail is equipped with the next generation of ProPilot driver assistance, called ProPilot with Navi-link. It accelerates and brakes the car within a single lane on a motorway. It also comes with the brand’s Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking with predictive function. Sensors can read the road beyond the car in front to detect if a vehicle suddenly brakes and the system will apply the brakes to reduce the likelihood of a collision. 

Inside, Nissan say the cabin sets a new segment standard for ambience, distinctive design and enhanced usability. New X-Trail has easy-to-use core functions with simple heating/air conditioning controls as well as buttons that govern the central screen functions like audio and navigation. Access to the second row seats is more accessible due to the rear passenger doors opening to nearly 90 degrees, making it easier to load items, or to install a child seat. The boot is now larger than before. The two foldable seats in the rear can accommodate passengers of up to 1m 60, so are not just for children. 

The 12.3-inch NissanConnect display screen is a digital gateway to navigation, entertainment and vehicle settings and is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with wireless Apple CarPlay also introduced. A new 10.8-inch Head-Up-Display provides key navigation, driver assistance and road information projected on to the windscreen within the driver’s line of vision. 

Nissan say this versatile seven-seater crossover is ideal for those who aren’t quite ready to go full electric. European deliveries start this Autumn. Nissan is committed to ensuring that 75pc of their sales mix will be electrified by the end of 2023.