The fourth-gen Nissan X-Trail, America’s third-gen Nissan Rogue, has been confirmed for a European launch. Unlike the American model, it is announced with the e-Power series-hybrid powertrain.
The 2022 Nissan X-Trail e-Power specifications aren’t announced, but safely assume that it employs the second-generation of the Japanese automaker’s acclaimed series-hybrid electric powertrain. First introduced in the third-gen Nissan Note and later in the 2021 Nissan Qashqai, the second-gen e-Power has an all-new electric motor and inverter for higher efficiency.
The second-gen e-Power system’s motor generates 10% higher torque and 6% higher power, which should allow better acceleration, while the new inverter is 40% smaller and 30% lighter. In the 2022 Nissan X-Trail e-Power’s case, the onboard gasoline engine producing electrical energy is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, as per a report from autohome.com.cn. The final power and torque delivered by the series-hybrid system are 204 PS (201 hp) and 300 Nm.
Sales of the 2022 Nissan X-Trail e-Power in Europe will begin in the summer of next year. It could arrive in the U.S. market later, albeit as the Nissan Rogue e-Power.
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