Nissan X-Trail e-Power (hybrid) confirmed for Europe [Update]

The fourth-gen Nissan X-Trail was confirmed in July for its 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.

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While the Qashqai e-Power is an FWD model, the X-Trail e-Power will come in AWD as well, suggests a report from Best Car. 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.

Nissan Qashqai e-Power part of the Ambition 2030 strategy

Nissan held an ‘Innovation Walk’ monthly event at the Nissan Headquarters Gallery in Yokohama, Japan. Visitors here experienced the history of Nissan, saw its electrification journey, and its vision of the future of electrification. A video on YouTube channel Car Inside Impression Channel (ba5cchihonda) shares a walkthrough of the event. It shows a new-generation X-Trail on display. In the display model’s description, Nissan says that it plans to launch six e-Power models, including the X-Trail e-Power, in China by 2025.

As part of its new Ambition 2030 strategy, Nissan will introduce 20 new EV and e-Power models globally in the next five years. By FY2030, the Japanese automaker will introduce 23 new electrified models, including 15 EVs. The company aims to increase the share of electrified models in its sales to more than 75% in Europe, more than 55% in Japan, and more than 40% in China by FY2026. In the U.S., it wants to convert 40% of its sales to EVs by FY2030.

Sales of the 2022 Nissan X-Trail e-Power in Europe will begin in the summer of 2022, and this variant should also be available in Australia in due course. We’ll update this page with the first photos and confirmed specifications of the all-new X-Trail hybrid as soon as Nissan releases them.

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