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Nissan X-Trail

Since the launch of the Magnite, Nissan has been quiet on the Indian car market for quite some time. Intent on expanding its portfolio and presence in India, Nissan presented the all-new X-Trail as its next major offering for the Indian automotive market. The X-Trail was shown alongside two other mid-sized SUVs, the Juke and Qashqai, both of which were shown to measure response.

The Nissan X-Trail, which is currently in its fourth-generation version, available abroad in both five- and seven-seater versions, will only come to India as a petrol-powered seven-seater SUV. The new Nissan X-Trail is based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-C platform, available abroad with two engine options: a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a hybrid powertrain with a 1.5-litre petrol engine . In all likelihood, the Indian car market will get a 1.5-litre full-hybrid powertrain, which features Nissan’s e-Power technology that uses the 1.5-litre petrol engine as a generator to charge the battery, not to to drive wheels.

Worldwide, the Nissan X-Trail is available with both full hybrid front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. While the front-wheel drive variant develops an output of 204 hp and a torque of 330 Nm, the four-wheel drive option has an output of 213 hp and a torque of 500 Nm. It is not clear which of these two variants will make it to India after it launches here.

Local build of X-Trail

Nissan is evaluating local production of the X-Trail in limited numbers in India, which should help keep the price competitive against its main rivals, the Toyota Fortuner and the Skoda Kodiaq. However, Nissan is considering entering the low-volume segment and may look into bringing the X-Trail via the CBU route. Currently, automakers are allowed to import 2,500 units via the CBU route without the need for homologation, and bringing the X-Trail to India seems like a more viable option.

Currently, Nissan’s Indian portfolio includes only two models: the Magnite subcompact SUV and the Kicks midsize SUV. Nissan pulled the plug on Datsun this year, while the Kicks are also losing ground to new SUVs from other automakers. With the X-Trail, Nissan is looking to make a mark in the premium SUV segment, currently dominated by the Toyota Fortuner. Along with the Fortuner, the new X-Trail will also compete with the Skoda Kodiaq, Hyundai Tucson, Citroen C5 Aircross, Jeep Meridian and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Nissan planned to bring gasoline to India

Nissan considered bringing the all-new gasoline to the Indian market. The XXL-sized SUV was expected to reach the Indian market in 2020 via the non-homologation route. The 5.1 meter long and 2 meter wide SUV was expected to arrive in the Indian market, similar to Australia and South Africa.

After Magnite and Kiger, Nissan and Renault have not launched a major product in the Indian market.