2023 NISSAN X-TRAIL JAPANESE VERSION UNVEILED
Introduced in the year 2000, the X-Trail swiftly rose to prominence as a top-selling SUV in the highly competitive midsize crossover SUV segment, solidifying its status as an iconic Nissan model. Throughout its existence, Nissan has consistently refined and enhanced the X-Trail and this new generation builds on the achievements of its predecessors. The most recent iteration showcases cutting-edge technologies, robust performance, and a level of equipment that epitomizes the essence of a true SUV.
In its fourth generation, the X-Trail remains true to the “tough gear” concept introduced in the inaugural model, with an intensified emphasis on quality. This latest version boasts the second-generation e-POWER electric powertrain system and the e-4ORCE electric-drive all-wheel control technology, setting new standards within its class. Positioned as an authentic SUV that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation, the all-new X-Trail delivers exhilaration across a diverse spectrum of scenarios, from everyday use to thrilling outdoor escapades.
e-POWER and VC-Turbo engines provide powerful yet quiet acceleration
The all-new X-Trail showcases a completely revamped platform designed to simultaneously reduce body weight and enhance rigidity. Achieving a remarkable level of cabin quietness, the vehicle effectively insulates against both road and powertrain noise.
At the heart of the X-Trail’s capabilities is the second-generation e-POWER system, delivering improved power, smoothness, and reduced noise levels. This innovative system introduces the world’s first mass-produced variable compression ratio engine as the gasoline engine, serving as a generator to produce electricity. Specifically calibrated for the e-POWER system, the VC-Turbo engine markedly enhances output even at low revs. The harmonious interplay of e-POWER and the VC-Turbo engine not only ensures a robust driving experience but also unparalleled quietness, all the while maintaining exceptional fuel efficiency.
A noteworthy feature, the e-Pedal Step, minimizes the necessity for brake application by initiating deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released. This functionality not only instills a heightened sense of confidence but also promotes smoother driving on city roads, slippery surfaces, and downhill slopes.
e-4ORCE changes the view of 4WD
The 4WD variant of the X-Trail boasts the cutting-edge e-4ORCE system, seamlessly merging Nissan’s electric propulsion and 4WD control technologies with advanced chassis-control technology. This integration results in a significant advancement in acceleration, cornering, and braking performance. e-4ORCE not only elevates driving capabilities but also instills a heightened sense of confidence across diverse road surfaces, offering a supremely comfortable onboard experience for all occupants.
By harmonizing electric propulsion with 4WD control, e-4ORCE represents a substantial leap forward in the overall driving dynamics of the X-Trail. This innovative system is designed to enhance performance across acceleration, cornering, and braking, ensuring a versatile and confident driving experience. Additionally, it contributes to a remarkably comfortable ride for all passengers, underscoring the X-Trail’s commitment to delivering a premium and enjoyable driving journey.
- Intuitive driving: Instantly assessing the road surface and vehicle condition, e-4ORCE precisely controls the driving force and braking of the front and rear twin electric motors to maximize tire frictional force. This ensures smooth cornering and boosts driving confidence.
- Confidence on all kinds of road surfaces: By always ensuring optimal traction, e-4ORCE minimizes wheel slippage and enables smooth starting and driving, even in slippery conditions.
- Ride comfort for all: When decelerating, the front and rear motors control regenerative balance to stabilize the vehicle’s movement, ensuring a smooth ride for drivers and passengers alike.
- Powerful, smooth output: The high-output motors respond instantly to accelerator pedal pressure, delivering powerful yet smooth acceleration that makes merging onto expressways easy.
The all-new X-Trail features a wide range of safety technologies that support driving in a variety of conditions.
- Nissan Safety Assist 360 utilizes cameras, radar and sonar to constantly monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and can take safety steps if necessary.
- An SOS call service can assist in the event of an emergency.
- An adaptive LED headlight system enables the use of the high beam in conjunction with the low beam to illuminate surrounding areas even when there are preceding or oncoming vehicles.
- Navi-link has been added to ProPILOT, Nissan’s autonomous drive technology designed for highway use in single-lane traffic. ProPILOT with Navi-link reduces the frequency of driver operations by supporting vehicle speed changes in line with posted speed limits, as well as deceleration support for curves.
- ProPILOT Park controls the steering, accelerator, brakes, gear shift and parking brake for precise, safe parking in a wide variety of situations.
Sturdiness and premium quality
The all-new X-Trail’s exterior raises the bar for SUVs by combining the “tough gear” legacy of the first-generation with even higher levels of quality. The headlamps have a two-layer structure, with the position lamps and turn lamps at the top and the main lamps below. The boomerang-shaped rear combination lamps use a delicate faceted pattern that conveys exquisite workmanship.
The interior design gives a feeling of both toughness and premium quality. The center console has a bridge structure that includes a large cup holder and storage space. The console lid also functions as an armrest. Roll-down sunshades are installed on the rear windows to enhance interior comfort.
The lineup features 12 body colors, including five two-tone options and Cardinal Red, which is inspired by the deep crimson hues of a rose. Four seat materials are available: black fabric, premium tan Nappa leather, Nissan’s exclusively developed Tailor Fit™ and Cell-Cloth®, a water-repellant material that’s ideal for people who enjoy outdoor activities like skiing and marine sports.
- The 12.3-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display has two display modes. The 12.3-inch NissanConnect navigation system in the center display has a voice recognition function that enables operation using everyday language and Amazon Alexa for greater convenience. The large 10.8-inch head-up display allows the driver to see information while watching the road.
- The luggage space is best-in-class and its large opening makes it easy to load and unload luggage.
- The Bose Premium Sound System is tuned exclusively for the X-Trail and provides a premium sound experience.
- The 100V AC power source has a maximum output of 1500W and can be used as an emergency power source.