2022 Nissan X-Trail
It has been around for 20 years and is now in its fourth generation. As a new genre, we have to get used to 'crossover SUV'. From its size it follows that it is much more important for Nissan in markets like USA is, than, for
example, the Qashqai in Germany, with which it also shares the platform. Consequently, it is also available as a seven-seater.
During its development, the X-Trail has hardly changed in terms of dimensions, but all the more from the drives. The relatively large range of engines has been mercilessly cut down. What remains is a 1.5 liter three-cylinder.
However, it literally has it all, can probably be operated cheaply with variable compression and turbocharger.
All drives are electrically charged, the smallest, however, only mildly. On the other hand, the serial hybrid seems to continue to manifest itself in the other two drives, this time with a slightly larger engine. Consequently, with
all-wheel drive, an electric rear wheel drive is added to the front wheel drive, so that the unladen weights of these two have increased by approx. 180 kg.
This time, there is no longer any talk of driving modes for the serial hybrid. Instead, Nissan has decided: 'The wheels are driven exclusively by an electric motor.' That is more than half a step towards e-mobility, at the same
time for all companies involved in the platform, such as Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mercedes.
Since the X-Trail is either the bigger brother of the Qashqai in our country or the Qashqai is the smaller X-Trail in other countries, the interior is of course largely identical.