Nissan introduced the latest rogue a little over two years ago in North America. but it wasn’t until the auto shanghai 2021 that the equivalent x-trail was unveiled for china. The mid-size SUV is finally going on sale at home in japan where it carries the global x-trail moniker. that’ll also be used in Europe when the model arrives later this summer. compared to the u.s spec rogue there is one major novelty and it’s found underneath the hood. the JDM-spec Nissan X-Trail e-Power is available with Nissan’s exclusive e-force configuration. However, the American version dropped the naturally aspirated 2.5 litres in favour of a more economical turbocharged three-cylinder unit for the 2022 model year.
The 12 body colours available include five two-tone finishes, and the 2WD type is only provided with two rows of seats. Nissan’s proprietary water-repellent customized fit and sale cloth is available in addition to inside fabric and Nappa leather upholstery.
More power, smoothness, and silence are promised by the drive-train, which is technically in its second generation. Although the gasoline engine in the Nissan X-Trail e-Power has variable compression, it does not actually drive the wheels. It generates power instead by acting as a generator. By taking this course, Nissan is able to keep the engine running at its most efficient level at all times.
The Nissan Rogue Sport in the US and the lesser-known Qashqai are also equipped with e-force, thus the Nissan X-Trail e-Power is not the first vehicle to receive the technology. The 1.5-litre combustion engine from the hybrid arrangement is used in the base model’s 2WD configuration, but it does not have the front and rear electric motors. Choosing an electric vehicle also includes the e-pedal step, which eliminates the need to press the brake pedal because deceleration occurs automatically as the driver lifts their foot off the accelerator pedal.
Pricing starts at three million one hundred ninety-eight thousand eight hundred yen (about 23 100 dollars at current exchange rates) and climbs to four million 499000 yen (approximately 32 600 dollars).
SOURCE Car Expert