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2023 Nissan X-Trail e-Power hybrid from $54,190, here early next year


Nissan Australia confirmed details for it new X-Trail e-Power mixed, with prices starting at $54,190 before on-road expenses give RAV4 Hybrid rival when it arrives early in 2023.

The X-Trail hybrid will only be offered in high-spec Ti and Ti-L trim levels, and is $4,200 more than the equivalent petrol 2.5-liter X-Trail. Toyota’s most expensive petrol-electric RAV4 is the Edge AWD Hybrid, which starts at $52,700 before hitting the road – $2500 less than the petrol Edge AWD.

It also means that the X-Trail e-Power starts at the same price as Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV (from $54,590), has the same basic architecture but offers an electric-only range of 84 km and a lower claimed fuel consumption.

Nissan Australia announced that the X-Trail e-Power with all-wheel drive e-4orce will use 6.1 liters per 100km at the combined cycle, 1.3L/100km more than the Toyota RAV4 AWD Hybrid.

The difference of the X-Trail e-Power compared to other hybrids is that the gasoline engine does not drive the wheels directly. It is attached to a generator that can power the e-motor through an inverter and charge a 1.8kWh battery.

There are two electric motors – 150kW front, 100kW rear – to deliver what Nissan says is a “constant EV-like driving experience”.

It features Nissan’s e-Pedal mode, the brand name for one-pedal driving. This feature made its debut on the Leaf electric hatchback, and also on the Ariya all-electric crossover offered overseas.

Nissan cites a system output of 157kW, while torque is rated at 330Nm at the front and 195Nm at the rear. The company does not cite a combined torque figure.

Meanwhile, the petrol engine is a 1.5 liter type with variable compression combustion technology and turbocharger, for a capacity of 105kW and 250Nm.

For comparison, the petrol X-Trail is powered by a 135kW/244Nm naturally aspirated 2.5-litre petrol engine connected to a CVT continuously variable automatic transmission. Both front- and all-wheel drive are offered. Combined fuel efficiency is rated at 7.8L/100km for the petrol AWD system.

The specs of both the X-Trail Ti and Ti-L e-Power mostly mirror the specs of the equivalent petrol variant, with a few exceptions.

The X-Trail e-Power models don’t have a spare wheel like the rest of the models, instead offering a tire repair kit.

Both X-Trail e-Power variants also offer the exclusive Champagne silver color with a black roof exterior finish, although the petrol version can be had with a Champagne silver contrasting hood option.

Finally, the X-Trail Ti-L e-Power (from $57,190) is the only Australian variant with 20-inch alloy wheels with 255/45 R20 tyres. These are the wheels fitted to the foreign model shown in the press image.

Like the petrol-powered Ti and Ti-L grades, the e-Power models only seat 5 despite having a third row of seats available on the Japanese domestic market.

Valuation

  • 2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti e-Power with e-4orce: $54,190
  • 2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L e-Power with e-4orce: $57,190

Price does not include road costs

Standard equipment

X-Trail Ti e-Power with e-4orce highlights:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED turn signal
  • Genuine leather cover
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Smart rearview mirror (digital)
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Automatic wipers
  • Electric tailgate
  • 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument cluster
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite positioning
  • Apple CarPlay Wireless, Android Auto
  • 10.8 inch head-up display
  • Wireless smartphone charger

X-Trail Ti-L e-Power with additional e-4orce:

  • 20 inch alloy wheels
  • Hot handlebars
  • Bose 10-speaker premium sound
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Front seats with memory function
  • Heated rear seats
  • Rear sun visor
  • Hands-free electric tailgate
  • Remote engine start

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THAN: Everything Nissan X-Trail

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