New Nissan X-Trail India Launch, First Review


Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan might be poised to launch a new vehicle towards the end of this year. The latest addition to the model range of Nissan India could well be the all new X-Trail SUV and, if it does arrive here, will take its spot as the flagship model of Nissan in India. The company is expected to make an announcement about their planned new vehicle launch soon.

If the X-Trail is indeed being brought to India, this will be the second time that this SUV will ply on Indian roads, the first time having been way back in 2004. This new X-Trail has got a very chiselled design language and elements such as LED daytime running lights, huge alloys, a sculpted rear end, roof rails, chrome embellishments and so on that lend the car a very aesthetic and modern appearance. The vehicle was introduced to the world during the Frankfurt Motor Show held in Germany in the year 2013.

With the new X-Trail, Nissan will not be attempting to achieve huge sales volumes but instead, it will target customers who want a modern, premium SUV. Designed more to stay on the roads than off them, Nissan has based this vehicle on their CMF platform. It will also have an electronically controlled all wheel drive system.

Nissan will be bringing this vehicle via the CBU route and therefore, it will be more expensive than its rivals with prices expected to hover around the INR 32-35 lakh bracket. For Nissan, the new X-Trail will serve as a means to enhance the image of the company as a manufacturer of solidly built, luxurious SUVs.

The X-Trail in India will most likely come equipped with a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic. For a more upmarket feel, the centre console will have a bezel finished in piano black. Other features include dual zone automatic climate control, 7 seats, a reverse camera, a navigation module, cruise control, bluetooth phone connectivity, push button engine ignition, steering mounted controls and so on.