New 2022 Nissan X-Trail SUV makes Shanghai Motor Show debut

The new Nissan X-Trail large SUV will arrive in Europe next year, with an e-Power hybrid powertrain from launch

An all-new version of the Nissan X-Trail has been unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, with the large SUV set to go on sale in Europe in 2022 using similar technology to the All-New Nissan Qashqai.

Nissan have confirmed some Europe-specific information for this 4th generation X-Trail, with the car available in this market with Nissan’s e-Power hybrid powertrain right from the get-go.

Designed with the latest adoption of the brands hybrid e-Power powertrain in mind, the X-Trail uses the same set-up as the All-New Nissan Qashqai. A variable compression ratio 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine charges a compact battery, which supplies an electric motor for a total of 184bhp and 330Nm of torque on offer.

This technology allows the combustion engine to run at its optimum level for efficiency on every drive, lowering emissions and improving fuel consumption. According to Nissan, this also gives the feel of driving an electric car, given that the wheels are driven by electric motors.

Nissan have said that the four-wheel drive version will give the new X-Trail “rugged versatility” and improve ability off-road. The new all-wheel-drive system will be configurable for snow, gravel or mud, helping boost confidence when out in bad conditions.

Styling follows the latest Qashqai, too. With a more pronounced V-Motion grille and narrow headlight unit, as well as boasting some strong, angular styling lines to give it a chunkier look. The rear has shallow tail-light units, a big silver insert for the bumper and a contrasting roof to complete the look.

The new CMF-C platform means that the X-Trail will also be available with a third row of seats, offering seven-seat capability for larger families or those who need more space inside the cabin.

The interior will pack more advanced kit, including more driver assistance systems to bring a safer ride in this family-oriented machine, while the upgraded platform will also help boost refinement and dynamic performance, according to Nissan.

The X-Trail on-sale date is set to be in 2022, and Nissan hasn’t yet revealed pricing.

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