All-new Nissan X-Trail e-POWER breaks cover

Nissan X-Trail. (Photo: Sebastien Mauroy)

The next chapter of Nissan’s electrified product offensive takes shape today with the launch of the all-new, fourth generation X-Trail. Almost seven million units of X-Trail have been sold globally, making it one of the world’s most popular family adventure vehicles.

For this new iteration, Nissan has drawn on the well-established DNA that runs through all three of the previous generations of X-Trail, its muscular design, flexible utility and advanced all-wheel drive capabilities and it will be available in both five and seven seater configurations, offering a convenient option for days out with extended family or friends.

“The move towards electrified driving is well and truly underway in Ireland and Nissan continues to lead the way. With over 10 years’ experience of selling EV’s our expertise makes switching to electrified driving a whole lot easier. Our growing range of electrified vehicles enables drivers to make a fully informed choice that is right for them, no matter where they sit on their journey towards 100% electric driving and a more sustainable future.

“Nissan is charging towards an electrified future and we are committed to ensuring that 75% of our sales mix will be electrified by the end of 2023. The unveiling of the all-new X-trail brings us even closer towards achieving that ambition” said Seamus Morgan, Managing Director of Nissan Ireland.”

Central to Nissan’s electrification drive the new X-Trail will be available with Nissan’s unique e-POWER drivetrain. Nissan’s e-POWER system is comprised of a high-output battery integrated with a petrol engine, power generator, inverter and 150kW front electric motor. 

The unique element of e-POWER is that the petrol engine is used solely to generate electricity, whilst the wheels are always completely driven by the electric motor. This means the engine can always run within its optimal range, leading to superior fuel efficiency in urban settings.

Thanks to the pure electric motor drive, with the e-Power system there’s no delay as with an internal combustion engine or traditional hybrid. The instant response delivers exhilarating high torque feel and agile acceleration to make overtaking or merging onto a highway easier and more confidence-inspiring.

Nissan X-Trail. (Photo: Sebastien Mauroy)

Central to X-Trail’s appeal over the previous three generations has been its distinctive styling which projects a reassuring sense of solidity and robustness, without being aggressive.

The exterior is highlighted by signature Nissan design elements such as the floating roof and V-motion grille and from the side, muscular wheel arches at the front and rear give the X-Trail presence on the road reflecting X-Trail’s adventurous character. 

The new X-Trail will be available in 10 body colours with five two-tone combinations, creating 15 variations to choose from.

As with the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, Ariya and JUKE Hybrid, the new Nissan X-Trail is equipped with Nissan’s e-pedal, enabling the driver to launch, accelerate and decelerate using only the accelerator.

In addition to e-Pedal a new all-wheel drive system designed to work with Nissan’s electrified powertrains is introduced on the all-new X-Trail in Europe. e-4ORCE is an electric motor drive system which will deliver reassuring traction and confident acceleration in all conditions thanks to Nissan’s most advanced all-wheel control technology

Inside, the cabin of the all-new Nissan X-Trail sets a new segment standard for elevated ambience, distinctive design and enhanced usability.

Advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies are at the driver’s fingertips, with comfort and quality in every touch. New premium materials, smart features and considered detailing enhance a cabin that delivers cutting-edge design and practicality in every dimension.

Customer research has clearly shown customers’ preference for easy-to-use core functions, so the X-Trail has simple, intuitive heating/air-conditioning controls, as well as buttons that govern the central screen functions, such as audio and navigation. 

To make it easier to load items, install a children’s seat, or get comfortable in the car, the access to the second row seats is now even more accessible due to the rear passenger doors opening to nearly 90 degrees.

To enhance comfort and make driving more fun, the all-new X-Trail offers an advanced infotainment system with a broad portfolio of connected services including effortless integration of smartphones, in-car WiFi for up to seven devices and NissanConnect Services, and a dedicated app with which to interact with and monitor the vehicle.

The larger, higher resolution 12.3 inch NissanConnect display screen is a digital gateway to navigation, entertainment and vehicle settings, and is compatible with both Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®, with wireless Apple CarPlay® also introduced.

An innovative new 10.8-inch (windscreen type) Head-Up Display (HUD) provides the biggest-in-segment image size. Key navigation, driver assistance and road information are projected onto the windscreen within the driver’s line of vision.

Home-to-Car skills are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa devices. The system supports a wide range of commands, including the ability for drivers to send destinations to the car’s navigation by talking to their smart device, minimising the time required to input the destination.

Through the NissanConnect Services smartphone app, vehicle control functions are available such as remote horn and lights, as well as remote door lock and unlock. Smart alerts can also be set including speed, time and zone with app notifications should the vehicle exceed the set parameters. When in the vehicle, drivers can activate the Voice Control feature to easily use a variety of in-vehicle functions and equipment through voice commands without taking their eyes off the road.

The new X-Trail is also equipped with the next generation of ProPILOT driver assistance, Called ProPILOT with Navi-link. ProPILOT with Navi-link accelerates and brakes the vehicle within a single-lane on a motorway. The system can also resume automatically if the vehicle has been stationary for less than three seconds and the traffic in front of the car moves away.

The Pro-pilot system can also adapt the car’s speed according to additional external circumstances: when the car crosses to a lower speed limit zone on the motorway, the system is able to read road signs and take into account navigation system speed limit data to slow the X-Trail to the appropriate speed, meaning the driver doesn’t need to adjust the cruise control speed manually.

Additional security comes in the form of Nissan’s Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking with predictive function. Thanks to advanced radar technology, sensors can read the road beyond the car in front to detect if a vehicle suddenly brakes. The system will apply the brakes to reduce the likelihood of a collision.

“The all-new X-Trail is a tour de force of Nissan’s innovative technology. The new X-Trail has been designed and engineered from the ground up to meet the very exacting needs of our customers. For more than 20 years, X-Trail has been synonymous with comfort, convenience, security and confidence.

“Add intuitive technology and rugged design, and a brand new unique electrified drivetrain and we’re confident that the new X-Trail will be hugely well received by the Irish public and will exceed the success of previous generations,” said Seamus Morgan.