Nissan started its India innings with the two of the best benchmarks in the industry. The 350Z was the best in terms of performance while the X-Trail SUV had a potential none of its closest rivals possessed. It was, undoubtedly, one of the best SUVs in its time and was known to take challenging surfaces with great confidence. However, due to lack of official support and dwindling sales numbers, Nissan India had to pull the plug off from X-Trail’s production.
The Japanese car maker is all ready to revamp its flagship SUV for India in 2015 as the company is planning to launch the new generation X-Trail in this festive season. The new iteration already made a global debut at the 22nd Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) last year surprising the onlookers with its premium design and features. Nissan India will officially re-launch the new X-Trail by the end of this year.
Exterior and Interior of Nissan X-Trail 2015
The boxy design of the earlier X-Trail has been tastefully replaced by a more modern and sleek approach. The front profile will demand most attention with a sleek piano black finished radiator grille. It gets strapped by a solid chrome embellish with Nissan logo on it. The edgy wrap around headlights will have projectors with LED DRLs. The front bumper has a muscular design with chrome finished fog lamps placed at a conventional point.
The side of the new X-Trail will get multiple SUV cues with flared wheel arches and a strong growing shoulder line. It gets blacked B-Pillars with chrome finished door handles. Also, to make it appear more athletic, it has multi spoke alloys with contrasting and bright roof rails. The rear profile will be kept clean with bare basic detailing and a large tail door.
Inside the new X-Trail, we expect Nissan to offer premium quality leathers in beige coloured trims. Also, it will have a spacious 7-seater layout with three rows of passenger space. To add to the comfort features like keyless entry, Start/Stop button, cruise control, automatic climate control and even heated seats might come as standard.
Engine, Performance and Mileage of Nissan X-Trail 2015
The 2015 Nissan X-Trail will be 4640mm in length, 1820mm in width and 1710mm in height. It has a ground clearance of 210mm. It is based on the brand new Common Module Family architecture – CMF which will also benefit Nissan’s electronic all wheel drive system. It is also reported that the new X-Trail will come with an Active ride Control mechanism which auto adjusts the suspension setup according to the terrain it’s driven on. It is expected that the new Nissan X-Trail will be powered by a 2.0-litre dCI diesel engine which makes 143 bhp of peak power and 200Nm of torque. Instead of a manual gearbox, it will be offered with an Xtronic CVT unit.