New-gen Nissan X-Trail Revealed at Shanghai Auto Show

by Jatin Chhibber | 17/05/2021
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Nissan has recently revealed the fourth-gen X-Trail at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show. It is based on the company’s new CMF-C platform.

The Japanese automaker Nissan has recently revealed the new-gen X-Trail at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show. The new X-Trail is now the company’s new flagship SUV and has recently debuted in its fourth-gen avatar. It is the carmakers largest SUV now and will be offered in both 5-seater and 7-seater configuration. Like before, the new-gen X-Trail will continue to share its exterior and interior design with US-spec Nissan Rogue. 


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The all-new X-Trail is based on the heavily updated version of the CMF-C crossover platform co-developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. This is the same platform, which underpins the company’s recently revealed Qashqai. In terms of looks, the new Nissan X-Trail is based on the company’s 3.0 design philosophy. It gets a butch front fascia with split LED headlights, sporty looking front bumper and an oversized trapezoidal front grille. It features a floating roofline effect, plenty of body cladding along with clean and crisp lines. The rear fascia of the new Nissan SUV gets wrap-around taillights and a chunky silver-coloured bash plate. As compared to the outgoing model, the cabin of the 2021 Nissan X-Trail also sees a comprehensive makeover. The touchscreen infotainment unit is not positioned on the top of the dashboard as a floating unit, and the instrument cluster is now fully digital.



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It will also get several connectivity features, a bunch of driver-assist functions, a wireless charging pad and ventilated front seats. Nevertheless, the power plant options and technical specifications of the new-gen X-Trail are still undercover. The all-new Nissan SUV will employ the company’s e-Power hybrid technology, which is quite different from the conventional hybrid power plant. With the new e-Power hybrid tech, the petrol mill is exclusively used to charge the batteries, which in turn powers an electric motor placed on the front axle. In Nissan Qashqai, this powertrain setup consists of a 1.5-litre gasoline unit, which is coupled to a front-mounted electric motor, which is capable of shredding out 191bhp of power out. The similar setup is expected to be offered with fourth-gen Nissan X-Trail.

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