Nissan has released its fourth-generation X-Trail, bringing a bold new design and hybrid engine setups.
Priced from £32,030, the five- and seven-seater X-Trail sits atop the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-C platform which helps to deliver a more practical cabin and an upgraded suspension setup over the outgoing model.
Nissan says that this setup allows the engine to run within its optimal range at all times, boosting efficiency – particularly in urban environments. The inclusion of Nissan’s e-Pedal Step also means that drivers can accelerate and brake using only the throttle pedal.
Nissan’s e-4orce all-wheel-drive setup will also be available, which adds a rear 100kW electric motor for extra performance and traction. An on-board system can actively and intelligently manage the torque delivery to the motors, giving added confidence on loose or slippery surfaces.
Nissan will also offer a mild-hybrid version of this engine, offered in two-wheel-drive layout and bringing 161bhp and 300Nm of torque. It’s sent to the wheels via a CVT automatic gearbox.
Up front, there’s a 12.3-inch multi-information screen for the driver to use while a secondary display of the same size gives access to satellite navigation and media functions, alongside both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A new 10.8-inch head-up display system is available too.