Nissan Motor Corporation will launch the hybrid version of the X-Trail, its flagship SUV, on May 13. Its price will range between 2,804,760 (2WD model) and 3.24 million yen (4WD model).
The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid’s power unit is composed of a two-liter four-cylinder direct-injection engine that delivers a maximum output and maximum torque of 147ps/6000rpm and 21.1kgm, and an electric motor that delivers a maximum output and a maximum torque of 41ps and 16.4kgm, respectively. The power unit is mated to a continuously variable transmission. It achieves a fuel economy of 20.6km/liter in JC08 mode, exceeding the power performance of a car with 2.5-liter engine.
There are two models available in the lineup: the 2WD (FF) and the 4WD models. The driving force distribution the front and rear wheels of the 4WD model can be split to 50/50 steplessly. The 2WD model has the 4WD’s All-Mode 4×4-i switch, which features the Lock Mode.
It should be noted that the hybrid model still has the same dimensions as the gasoline model (a two-row car). The hybrid model has an overall length, width and height of 4640mm, 1820mm and 1715mm. Meanwhile, the cabin’s overall length, width and height are 2005mm, 1535mm and 1270mm (the overall height of the hybrid model with sunroof is 1220mm). However, compared to the gasoline model, the ground clearance of the hybrid model has been lowered by 10mm to 195mm.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)