Nissan Motor Corporation announced that it will launch the hybrid version of the X-Trail, a mid-size SUV, on May 13.
The X-Trail Hybrid will feature Nissan’s original one-motor, two-clutch parallel intelligent dual clutch control hybrid system called Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. The new X-Trail Hybrid achieves fuel economy of 20.6km/L (JC08 mode), and all of its grades meet and exceed the 2020 fuel economy standards by 20%, making it eligible for tax exemption.
It delivers excellent throttle response because of the two-clutch system, which delivers engine and motor energy mechanically to the transmission without having a motor assist or a torque converter. It generates more torque than a 2.5-liter gasoline in all speed ranges from low rpm. Futhermore, it can offer a powerful performance by combining both the ouputs of the motor and the engine.
As an additional safety feature, the X-Trail Hybrid comes standard with emergency braking (automatic braking). This is also the first time that the X-Trail will have NissanConnect Navigation System with smartphone link application. These features give further convenience.
The price ranges between 2,804,760 yen and 3,240,000 yen.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)