The new Nissan X-Trail is finally in Europe. It has seven seats, a hybrid and a quad

The design isn’t much new on the outside or inside, but the split headlights are worth noting, which are all LED and have Matrix functionality. They are therefore able to shade the surrounding traffic and still send beams of high beams around the cars, which improves the comfort and safety of driving at night.

What is not visible from the outside of the car, but is visible from the outside, is the aerodynamic covering of the chassis, the deflectors on the front that direct the air around the tires or from the front to the sides of the car, as well as the flap behind the mask that regulates air access to the engine compartment.

The cabin will offer five or seven seats and a rear door that can be opened to an angle of almost 90°, for example for easier handling of a child’s car seat.

The second row of seats will offer USB charging ports, integrated door window shades or control of the third air conditioning zone. It is also sliding to increase the size of the trunk – it has a standard capacity of 585 liters – or to make it easier to get into the third row. According to Nissan, people up to 160 cm tall can fit there.

The dashboard will offer two screens with a diagonal of 12.3″ – an instrument panel and a central display. The third display is head-up projected onto the windshield and has a diagonal of 10.8″.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are a matter of course, but the car is also compatible with Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa system for communication between devices in the home and the vehicle.

It is thus possible, for example, at home, even before leaving, to enter a destination into the navigation by voice. The car is said to handle real-time traffic data and fuel prices.

Also on board is the ProPilot semi-autonomous control system with the Navi-link function, i.e. connection with navigation. The system can therefore better control the car, e.g. in heavy traffic, and can also take over the changed speed limit from roadside signs or automatically slow down before a bend.

In addition to it, the x-trail also features an army of driving assistants and monitors, such as a blind spot monitor, braking in front of moving and stationary obstacles when backing up, or even autonomous emergency braking. This works with a radar that sees further than one car in front, so the system can react to hazards more quickly.

Under the hood is a powertrain called e-Power. This is basically a hybrid, but the internal combustion engine does not engage the wheels directly. It drives the generator, which produces electricity for the electric motor, which then drives the wheels.

The standard is front-wheel drive, when the system has an output of 204 hp and a torque of 330 Nm. It is enough to accelerate to 100 km/h in 8 seconds and reach a maximum of 170 km/h.

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There is also an all-wheel-drive version of the e-4orce, which adds a second electric motor to the rear axle. But don’t expect four hundred horses, the combined output is 213 hp.

The torque is already more interesting – the maximum is 330 Nm on the front axle, 195 Nm on the rear. The four-wheeler reaches the hundred-kilometer mark in 7 seconds in the case of the five-seat version and 7.2 seconds in the case of the seven-seat version, the top speed is 180 km/h for both.

According to Nissan, the advantage of the system is driving like in an electric car, i.e. with immediately available maximum torque, absolutely smooth driving without shifting and also with the possibility of using only the gas pedal. It is activated by a button in the interior and works in such a way that, after releasing the pedal, the car starts recuperating at full power – there is a small battery to store the energy obtained in this way – until it stops.

Another advantage is that the internal combustion engine runs constantly at ideal speeds, which means lower fuel consumption. The e-Power version has a standard consumption of 5.8 to 6.5 l/100 km, depending on the version, the seven-seater four-wheeler is of course the thirstiest.

The second engine in the offer is a 1.5l three-cylinder with a variable compression ratio and with turbocharging. It produces 163 hp and 300 Nm, requires 7.1-7.4 liters of fuel and is the slowest at 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds, but has the highest maximum speed – 200 km/h. It is only available with front-wheel drive and a CVT transmission.

The Czech price list and the car’s availability on our market are not yet officially known.

The article is in Czech

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