Nissan X-Trail: first photos and prices of the fourth generation

Présentation - Nissan X-Trail : premières photos et tarifs de la quatrième génération

After unveiling the Nissan Rogue in the United States and the Nissan X-Trail in China, the Japanese brand is finally unveiling the cousin of these two models, the European version of the Nissan X-Trail. It is that the old continent is no longer a priority for the manufacturer who prefers larger markets to sell this model and then the shortage of electronic chips has also played its part in this delay in the launch.

After the discovery of the American Nissan Rogue and the Chinese X-Trail, here comes finally the European Nissan X-Trail which displays a general look very close (not to say identical) to that of its cousins.
After the discovery of the American Nissan Rogue and the Chinese X-Trail, here comes finally the European Nissan X-Trail which displays a general look very close (not to say identical) to that of its cousins.

Be that as it may, it is finally here and it must be recognized that the Nissan X-Trail shows a good presence. Related to Nissan Qashqai, the X-Trail stands out by developing its own style with optics on two levels, a less thin and sporty front end with robust lines. Family version of the Qashqai, the X-Trail is twenty-two centimeters longer (4.65 m instead of 4.43 m) and features a less plunging roofline, a more vertical tailgate to maximize interior space which can still accommodate seven people, thanks to two additional seats. At the rear, the lights are different, as is the shield. The new, fourth-generation X-Trail is available in 9 solid body colors and five two-tone combinations.

A different style from that of the Nissan Qashqai, the X-Trail sports less fine, more robust lines, giving it a nice personality.
A different style from that of the Nissan Qashqai, the X-Trail sports less fine, more robust lines, giving it a nice personality.

The main difference with the Nissan Qashqai is under the hood. If the two models have the same technical basis, namely the CMF-C platform, that they are no longer entitled to the diesel engine, the X-Trail wants to be different by only offering the e-Power engine at launch ( in some markets, a 163 hp micro-hybrid engine is offered). This e-Power technology is not 100% electric, but full-hybrid. Exclusive technology that develops up to 213 hp (190 hp for the Qashqai) and 330 Nm of torque and which consists of an electric motor that drives the front wheels alone, while a petrol engine recharges a small 1.8 kWh buffer battery. This engine is a 163 hp 1.5 turbo three-cylinder with variable compression, i.e. a mechanism acting on the crankshaft varies the stroke of the pistons and the compression is 14/1 in economy mode. (lower fuel consumption) and 8/1 when more performance is needed. Under no circumstances does the internal combustion engine drive the wheels of the vehicle, it is mainly used as a range extender.

e-Power technology for the Nissan X-Trail, which can travel short distances in 100% electric mode.  The internal combustion engine serves as a range extender to recharge the small buffer battery.
e-Power technology for the Nissan X-Trail, which can travel short distances in 100% electric mode. The internal combustion engine serves as a range extender to recharge the small buffer battery.

Also available with this X-Trail, the e-4ORCE technology which allows the X-trail to become four-wheel drive, the rear wheels being driven by another electric motor. Note that it is this last configuration that will make it possible to have the X-Trail in 7 places and to have a total power of 213 hp (330 Nm of torque at the front, 195 Nm at the rear), the model two-wheel drive with only 204 hp. With this model, as with the Qashqai, we are entitled to the e-Pedal Step. A device designed for city driving, the e-Pedal Step system allows you to accelerate and brake using only the accelerator. If the technology is high-tech, only electric drives the wheels, it is not zero-emission technology. The Nissan X-Trail indeed consumes gasoline and in the combined cycle (WLTP) it is minimum 5.8 l per 100 km with the block of 204 hp and two-wheel drive and 6.3 l per 100 km in four wheel drive and 213 hp. CO2 emissions fluctuate between 132 g/km and 152 g/km depending on engine and finish.

With the e-4ORCE system and an electric motor on the rear axle, the new fourth-generation X-Trail becomes more versatile by having four-wheel drive.
With the e-4ORCE system and an electric motor on the rear axle, the new fourth-generation X-Trail becomes more versatile by having four-wheel drive.

If the exterior style is different from that of the Qashqai, on board the Nissan X-Trail takes up the dashboard of the Qashqai with the multifunctional steering wheel, the 12.3-inch digital instrumentation, the new 12.3-inch central screen (appeared with the N-Connecta finish on the Qashqai and which will also be standard in the N-Connecta finish for the X-Trail). The center console, on the other hand, is different with a storage space below and a large two-part opening storage bin between the seats. The equipment is very complete and the X-Trail is entitled to ProPilot semi-autonomous driving integrating the reading of panels, GPS information to adjust the speed. A system capable of accelerating and braking the vehicle in its lane on the motorway, driving the vehicle at a set speed in traffic jams and restarting automatically if traffic resumes. There will also be a side horn to help with maneuvers, Matrix type lights, head-up display with projection on the windshield, an airbag between the front seats, etc.

No surprise for those who know the Qashqai, the dashboard of the X-Trail is identical.  The difference is in the treatment of the center console (photo of the e-Power e-4ORCE model), with storage space below and a large storage bin between the seats.
No surprise for those who know the Qashqai, the dashboard of the X-Trail is identical. The difference is in the treatment of the center console (photo of the e-Power e-4ORCE model), with storage space below and a large storage bin between the seats.

It’s in the interior space that everything changes with a boot volume of 575 l (Qashqai: 455 l) in the five-seater version and 485 l in the seven-seater when the seats are folded. There’s also more legroom for second-row passengers, and room for those in the third row as well. Second-row passengers are pampered with USB A and C sockets, a specific air conditioning control, sun blinds in the rear doors. Access on board is easy, thanks to rear doors that open to 85°, which allows access to the third row of the seven-seater version of the X-Trail. In its five-seater version, the trunk of the X-Trail will be entitled to a modular and reversible trunk floor (with one side covered with carpet and one side in washable plastic).

Passengers in the bench seat, which is sliding from the N-Connecta finish, are entitled in all respects with specific climate control settings and USB A and C sockets.
Passengers in the bench seat, which is sliding from the N-Connecta finish, are entitled in all respects with specific climate control settings and USB A and C sockets.
Two additional seats in the third row and the X-Trail is even more family-friendly.  We will wait to try it to find out if the seats are comfortable enough for long journeys, but Nissan specifies that these seats are reserved for people whose height does not exceed 1.60 m.
Two additional seats in the third row and the X-Trail is even more family-friendly. We will wait to try it to find out if the seats are comfortable enough for long journeys, but Nissan specifies that these seats are reserved for people whose height does not exceed 1.60 m.

the Nissan X-Trail is already marketed in France (the first deliveries will take place in October). The range starts with the Acenta finish at a price of €42,700 for a 204 hp e-Power version. At the moment the main rivals of the Nissan X-Trail are the Peugeot 5008 and the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace waiting for the arrival Renault “Grand Austral” seven-seater.

Prices of the new Nissan X-Trail

Engines/Finishes Acenta N-Connecta Tekna Tekna+
e-Power (4×2) 204 hp – 5 seats €42,700 €44,700 €49,800 €52,800
e-Power e-4ORCE (4×4) 213 hp – 5 seats €45,000 €47,000 €52,100 €55,100
e-Power e-4ORCE (4×4) 213 hp – 7 seats €45,900 €47,900 €53,000 €56,000

There is also a Business Edition finish reserved for professionals

Main features of the new Nissan X-Trail

Acenta

  • All standard safety technologies
  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Reversing camera

N-Connecta

  • 12.3” central screen with Navigation
  • Connected services
  • AVM 360°
  • 12.3” digital instrument cluster
  • Sliding seat

Tekna

  • 19” alloy wheels
  • TEP upholstery
  • ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link
  • ProPILOT Park
  • Tri-zone air conditioning
  • Hands-free tailgate
  • Head-up display
  • Inductive charger

Tekna+

  • 20” alloy wheels
  • Quilted leather upholstery
  • Panoramic & opening roof
  • BOSE premium sound system
  • Seats, steering wheel, heated windshields

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