X Trail Hybrid
The new Nissan X-Trail hybrid is headed to India. The old model couldn’t really strike a chord in the Indian market. This one is an all new SUV with modern and rounded silhouette compared to the squarish predecessor. Nissan will be plonking in a first in the segment petrol hybrid motor into the new X-Trail.
The front gets the large signature ‘V’ grille flanked by the boomerang-shaped headlamps. The car doesn’t get a very exciting or butch looking face, but a pleasant one. The flowing side profile sans heavy creases and muscle; the ‘Pure Drive-Hybrid’ badging on the sides indicate the hybrid motor under the hood and the same design theme is carried to the rear of the car.
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The car gets a simple but well-appointed interior which is pleasing to the eye with quality stuff lavished all across. The V-shaped center console has a piano black finish with an infotainment system and a 7-inch display. All plastics are of high quality and the leather wrapped steering wheel is well shaped and pleasing to the eye. The leather seats are big and there’s ample legroom and headroom at the rear as well as the front.
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Now let us jump on to the major highlight of the X-Trail, the hybrid petrol motor - this SUV from Nissan is powered by a Petrol-Electric FF Hybrid motor. It is a front wheel drive car with a petrol and electric motor under the hood. The petrol motor dispenses 142 bhp and 200 Nm of torque assisted by RM31 electric motor.
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The electric motor can generate a peak power of 40 bhp and 160 Nm of torque. This adds to an impressive 182 bhp and 300 Nm torque in total. The power is transmitted by a Dual Clutch Control system and the transmission duties are carried out by a CVT gearbox. Nissan claims an impressive 20 Kmpl mileage for this hybrid X-Trail.
The car is expected to hit the Indian market in early 2017 and is likely to be priced around INR 35 lakh when launched.
IBB Initial Impressions
For the price tag, we feel the X-Trail is not a great value. Added to the fact that Indians always prefer a diesel motor under an SUV hood, Nissan has a great challenge to overcome. However, if you want the most efficient and greenest SUV, Nissan X-Trail is the one for you.
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