2022 Nissan X-Trail revealed: prices, specs and release date
- New Nissan X-Trail revealed
- More angular and boxy styling than before
- Electric motor driven by petrol engine
- All-wheel-drive version on the cards
- Will be offered with seven seats
- Could arrive in UK later this year
This is the latest version of the Nissan X-Trail, which has been revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show. It’ll be the largest Nissan SUV you can buy in the UK and an alternative to the Skoda Kodiaq, Seat Tarraco and Peugeot 5008 when it goes on sale next year. Like the new Nissan Qashqai, it comes with a clever new hybrid drive system, too.
2022 Nissan X-Trail design
The new Nissan X-Trail gets a complete design overhaul that sees it take on boxier, more angular styling than before.
A large, chrome-trimmed grille is flanked by split LED headlights with a claw-like shape, while the roofline is flatter than in previous models. At the rear, you’ll spot a huge silver skid plate – although it’ll only be made of plastic, so don’t expect it to offer much protection if you do venture off-road…
2022 Nissan X-Trail hybrid engine
Much like the new Nissan Qashqai, the Nissan X-Trail will use a new ‘ePower’ hybrid engine setup that sees an electric motor power the front wheels, with its charge coming directly from a petrol engine working as an onboard generator.
Exact figures for the X-Trail have yet to be detailed, though this setup in the Qashqai uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine to charge a small onboard battery, which in turn powers a 188hp electric motor.
An all-wheel-drive version of the Nissan X-Trail has been confirmed too, though further details on this new car’s engine options haven’t been revealed just yet.
2022 Nissan X-Trail interior
The latest Nissan X-Trail follows a similar design to the Qashqai inside, with a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display planted right in front of you as well as a 10.8-inch central infotainment system on the dashboard.
Unlike in the Qashqai, the new X-Trail will come with the option of seven seats, though details of other extras are pretty scarce at this point.
2022 Nissan X-Trail price and release date
China will get the Nissan X-Trail later this year, but no word yet on when it’ll arrive elsewhere across the world.
There’s every chance it could land in the UK in 2021, however, and is set to cost from around £25,000.
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