Undisguised Nissan X-Trail on Indian Roads, Hinting at a 2024 Launch

Undisguised Nissan X-Trail on Indian Roads, Hinting at a 2024 Launch

The Nissan X-Trail, a much-anticipated addition to the Indian automotive landscape, has recently been spotted without camouflage near the brand's manufacturing plant in Chennai. This undisguised appearance signals the X-Trail's imminent debut in the Indian market.

A Test Drive Revelation

MotorBeamer Sudarshan skillfully captured the latest generation model’s prototype during a test drive, showcasing the Nissan X-Trail in its true form, unmasked and ready to make a statement on the roads.

Nissan's SUV Lineup in India

Last year, Nissan showcased a trio of SUVs, including the Qashqai, Juke, and the X-Trail, as part of its strategic move to diversify its product lineup in India. This bold step involved a thorough evaluation of the Indian market and the feasibility of these SUVs.

Testing Phase Completion: Launch Imminent

Following rigorous testing, Nissan has officially confirmed the X-Trail's imminent launch in India. The completion of the testing phase positions the SUV for a grand entrance into the Indian market, expected in the coming months. The vehicle is set to arrive through the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route.

Design Elegance: A Closer Look

The Nissan X-Trail boasts a striking front profile, featuring the iconic Nissan V-grille with chrome accents, a split headlamp setup, and a muscular bumper. The clean side profile is complemented by attractive diamond-cut alloy wheels, while the rear showcases wraparound lights, a spoiler with integrated brake lights, and a dual-tone bumper.

Power and Performance Options

Internationally available in both 5-seater and 7-seater configurations, the Nissan X-Trail offers a range of powertrains. Options include a 2.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo petrol mild hybrid motor, and a 1.5-litre e-Power hybrid engine. The e-Power variant, available in 2-wheel drive and all-wheel drive layouts, impressively generates 204 HP and 330 Nm of torque.

Upon its debut in the Indian market, the Nissan X-Trail is poised to go head-to-head with formidable competitors such as the Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq, and Toyota Fortuner. Industry insiders estimate a competitive pricing range of Rs. 40-45 lakhs (ex-showroom), making the X-Trail an attractive choice for discerning SUV enthusiasts.