The fourth-gen Nissan X-Trail 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 confirmed for the 2021 Nissan Qashqai, the revised e-Power system 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. The engine responsible for charging the battery is the MR15 1.5-litre turbocharged gasoline unit. The final power and torque available in the Qashqai e-Power are 140 kW (190 PS/187 bhp) and 330 Nm (243 lb.-ft.), respectively.
Nissan X-Trail e-Power Japanese launch in September
A report from Best Car suggests that the Nissan X-Trail e-Power will get the series-hybrid powertrain with the same output figures of the Qashqai e-Power. According to this report, Nissan plans to introduce the X-Trail e-Power in Japan in September. While the Qashqai e-Power is a FWD model, the X-Trail e-Power will reportedly come in AWD as well. The X-Trail e-Power AWD variant may have a second electric motor to power the rear wheels, as is the case with the Note e-Power AWD.
Sales of the 2022 Nissan X-Trail e-Power in Europe will begin in the summer of next year. We’ll update this page with the first photos and confirmed specifications of the X-Trail hybrid later this year.
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