Nissan is preparing for the second launch of the year, the X-Trail. In its third generation, the premium SUV will be a direct import and will take the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route. The illustration here shows the suppliers of some of the parts in the Nissan X-Trail.
Powering the new Nissan X-Trail will be a hybrid setup with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor mated to Nissan's Intelligent Dual Clutch Control system. The petrol engine generates 143 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. In addition to the conventional engine, an electric motor which generates 39 hp of power and 160 Nm of torque complete the hybrid unit under the bonnet. The company is expected to introduce the X-Trail only in one variant with an all-wheel-drive system which would be priced at Rs 35 lakh and speculated to launch by October 2017. The new X-Trail is based on the CMF-C/D platform and is internally referred to by the program code of P32R.
The new introduction by Nissan will feature airbags, Active Engine Braking, Active Trace Control, Active Ride Control, Around View Monitor, Active Brake Limited Slip, Hill Start Assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control in terms of safety. The premium SUV will measure 4,640 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width, 1,710 mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2,705 mm. The only variant on offer will also come with 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/65 section tyres.
In terms of convenience, the X-Trail will be offered with automatic climate control, a 5.0-inch infotainment system with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition to these features, the X-Trail will also get an electrically operated tailgate with a hands-free operation for easier access to the loading area.
With the launch of the Nissan X-Trail, the company plans to tap into the petrol SUV segment which currently only has the Honda CR-V. This launch will be in line with the company's eight new model introductions in India by 2021 according to a confirmation by Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations to Express Drives. The company posted healthy sales figures and grew by 39 percent in April 2017 compared to the same period last year, key contributors to this achievement were the Nissan Terrano and the Datsun redi-GO.