With strong off-road capabilities and lots of new features, the Nissan X Trail 2016 is likely to be more expensive than its previous model.
The new Nissan X-Trail 2016 will have stronger on-and-off-road capabilities, and lots of new features than its existing global model.
December 2, 2016 – Nissan X Trail, the first hybrid SUV from the Japanese carmaker, could arrive in the Indian market early next year. Earlier, it was rumoured to launch in the last quarter of 2016. The reason behind delay is suggested to be concerned with the performance of the hybrid powertrain. Therefore, the carmaker decided to further test the vehicle in extreme climatic and geographic conditions.
As a reminder, the previous generation of the Nissan X-Trail was phased out in India due to poor demand. However, this time when SUV sales are all time high it makes a lot of sense for the company to bring it back. Besides the hybrid powertrain, the new Nissan X Trail 2016 will have more up-market interior and better on & off-road capabilities. Also Read: Nissan Kicks Compact SUV – All Details in 8 Quick Points
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|Base Model||Rs 32 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 35 lakh|
The Nissan X Trail hybrid will be imported to India from Japan via CBU (completely built unit) route. Being a CBU unit, the new X Trail could be slightly more expensive than the previous model. Though it will get benefited by the Govt’s FAME (faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles) scheme that incentivizes such vehicles. The new X-Trail Hybrid prices might fall within the range of Rs. 32 lakh – Rs. 35 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine||2.0-litre Petrol with a 32kw Electric Motor|
|Drivetrain System||Nissan’s Electronic 4WD|
Earlier, the new Nissan X-Trail 2016 was supposed to come with a diesel powertrain. But this time around, the Japanese carmaker is intended to introduce a petrol hybrid version of the SUV. Powering the new Nissan X Trail hybrid will be a 2.0-litre petrol engine coupled with an electric motor. The combined power and torque outputs of this hybrid power mill will stand at 179bhp and 207Nm respectively. For transmission duties, there will be a CVT gearbox. With electronic 4WD (four-wheel-drive) system, the 2016 Nissan X Trail will offer better off-capabilities than the old model.
|Expected Mileage||10kmpl – 12kmpl|
In India, the Nissan X Trail 2016 SUV might come in a choice of 7 colours – Burning Red, Desert Dusk, Tempest Blue, Brilliant Silver, Ivory Pearl, Gun Metallic and Diamond Black.
Black, chrome and beige interior
Piano-black finish on the centre console
Active Ride Control
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60-litre|
|Seating Capacity||5 Passengers|
Front – Independent
Rear – Multilink
Front – Ventilated Disc
Rear – Ventilated Disc
Front – 225/65 R17
Rear – 225/65 R17
Once launched, the new Nissan X Trail 2016 will lock horns with products like Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe and others in the league.
Similar to its current global model, the India-spec Nissan X Trail 2016 will be based on the modular CMF C-D architecture. The same platform will also be used for Nissan’s future products including hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs. Inspired from Nissan’s global models, the 2016 X Trail will have a bolder and premium design than its last generation. Ditching the conventional and boxy design, the car will feature leaner and curvier silhouette.
The fascia of the new Nissan X-Trail has an aggressive appeal, thanks to its chromed grille, body-colored bumper, halogen headlights with manual leveling, LED daytime running lights and mudflap. Other design highlights include door mirrors with power adjustment, roof rails, rear mudflap and body-colored rear bumper.
Major changes are likely to be made inside the cabin. The Nissan X Trail 2016 will come with five-seats layout, and offer more generous legroom than before. The SUV will also have black and beige highlights with piano-black finish on the center console, a 5-inch colored LCD QVGA display, 6-speaker audio system with Aux, USB and iPod connectivity and NissanConnect, Bluetooth handsfree phone system, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, push button engine start and several other comfort equipment.
There will also be the Active Ride Control, as seen on the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This system scans the road ahead and adjusts suspension accordingly. The SUV might come with a wide rage of advanced safety features including rear view camera, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist, active trace control (ATC), hill start assist, dual front impact SRS airbags, curtain airbags, rear door child locks, Nissan Anti-Theft system (NATS) vehicle immobilizer, etc.