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Nissan has launched its volume seller, the new X-Trail, which boasts a more muscular and modern design along with an 'EV driving feel' to boot.

09 Sep 2022 | International News : U.K.

Nissan has unveiled a new X-Trail to compete in the popular SUV segment. The brand's claim of selling close to seven million X-Trails over two decades of the model's existence is a testament to the importance of the model. 

The most obvious change to the X-Trail is its exterior. The X-Trail now boasts a robust yet modern look, with an exterior highlighted by Nissan design elements such as the floating roof and V-motion grille. The front is framed by distinctive head lights that appear moulded within the bodywork of the front bumper.

The new Nissan X-Trail possesses an even more bold, muscular design as compared to its generic and bland looking predecessor
The side of the X-Trail is muscular, with wheel arches at the front and rear which give the X-Trail greater presence on the road. There are also aerodynamic elements at play here, with the '3D' tyre deflectors in the lower front fascia and an active grille shutter to control air flow into the engine compartment.

Under the bonnet, the new X-Trail will utilise the e-POWER system which comprises a high-output powertrain integrated with variable compression ratio petrol engine, power generator, inverter and 198bhp front electric motor. Therefore, power to the wheels comes only from an electric motor, which results in an instant and linear response to the accelerator.

With e-POWER, the petrol engine is used solely to generate electricity, whilst the wheels are completely driven by the electric motor. This means the engine can always run within its optimal range, leading to superior fuel efficiency in urban settings.

e-POWER utilises a petrol engine to generate electricity, providing an instant and linear response to the accelerator pedal
However, those who desire a more conventional engine setup can specify the X-Trail with a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine which generates 161bhp and 300Nm of torque. Electrification still exists as the powertrain is equipped with 12V mild hybrid technology. The system provides torque assist, extended idle stop, quick restart and coasting stop.

Nissan has also integrated e-Pedal Step into the new X-Trail. This gives the car a 'one pedal' driving experience called e-Pedal Step. This helps to prevent repetitive strain in stop-start urban driving where the driver's foot moves frequently between the accelerator and brake pedals.

The interior of the X-Trail has also been upgraded so that it looks and feels more upmarket.

New interior is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous X-Trail while retaining important controls to physical controls
Extensive attention has been paid to the ergonomic and tactile quality of the switch gear and buttons. The X-Trail also retains easy-to-use functions. These include intuitive heating, air-conditioning controls, as well as buttons that govern the central screen functions, such as audio and navigation. White ambient lighting is utilised throughout the cabin to create a calming environment.

The new X-Trail will be based on the Alliance CMF-C platform which brings more advanced automotive structure design and technology architecture to the table. For example, the body in white makes use of more lightweight materials, as well as advanced stamping and welding techniques to increase strength and reduce weight.

The front and rear doors, front wings and bonnet are now machined out of aluminium. Nissan claims that these elements contribute to refinement, ride comfort and driving response typically found in a more expensive segment.

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