India-bound 2023 Nissan X-Trail Launched in Australia

India-bound 2023 Nissan X-Trail Launched in Australia

The Nissan X-Trail is soon expected to make its Indian debut and will challenge the rivals like the VW Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq, and the Hyundai Tucson in the country

Nissan recently announced that they will soon be launching the new-gen X-Trail in the Indian market somewhere in 2023 and will be positioning it as a direct rival to the cars like the Hyundai Tuscon and the Jeep Compass in the country. While this new SUV will be brought into the country via the CBU route, the Japanese carmaker recently launched the fourth-gen X-Trail in the Australian market. The same version of the SUV will be brought into the country in the next few months and here are all the details you need to know about the upcoming fourth-gen Nissan X-Trail in India.

Upcoming Nissan X-Trail

For starters, the new X-Trail is based on the brand’s latest Alliance CMF-C platform that also underpins the Qashqai SUV. From what the brand had to say about this new platform, this new architecture uses more high-strength steel that also reduces the weight and improves performance, efficiency and dynamics. Furthermore, the X-Trail gets a tailgate made of composite material while the front and rear doors, front fenders, and hood, are all made of aluminium.

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On the design front, the new X-Trail gets a split headlamp design with slim DRLs and adaptive beam matrix headlights above the front bumpers. In addition to this, it also gets an all-black front grille with signature V-shaped chrome inserts. The rear is largely dominated by wrap-around LED tail lights that complement the overall design language. In the global markets, it is offered in 14 exterior colour shades that include – Diamond Black, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Solid White, Ceramic Grey, Scarlet Ember, Caspian Blue, Ivory Pearl and Champagne Silver. Furthermore, the brand also offers a few customization options with the new X-Trail like Ceramic Grey, Sunset Orange, Caspian Blue or Ivory Pearl, all with a black roof.

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Inside, it boasts features like a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display and a 10.8-inch head-up display. Needless to say, the size makes the head-up display the largest and widest in the segment and reads out navigation, driver assistance and road information in addition to other basic parameters like vehicle speed. Furthermore, it also gets features like a wireless phone charger, a panoramic roof, Bose music system, all-leather upholstery and Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SUV is also offered with new water-conversing Splash Free Wipers that sprinkle water from the wiper blades. The total claimed luggage capacity stands at 585-L and is currently the best in the segment.

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The new X-Trail is also offered with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that include features like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control with Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Auto Emergency Braking (with pedestrian and cyclist calibration), Junction Assist, and Driver Attention Alert. For those wondering, the SUV scored a perfect five-star rating in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety ratings.

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The new X-Trail is offered with two powertrain options – 2.5L petrol and 1.5L mild hybrid petrol. It is the 2.5L petrol engine that offers stronger performance and boasts a peak power output of 181 bhp while the maximum torque stands at 244 Nm. This engine is only offered with a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters. Once launched in the country, the new Nissan X-Trail will challenge the rivals like the Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan and will be offered in two seating configurations – 5-seater and 7-seater. More details will be shared by the brand ahead of the launch.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.