The Japanese manufacturer Nissan is planning to reintroduce their SUV X-Trail to India. Introduced first in 2004, the company decided to shelve it last year due to low demand. The new version which is expected to make its way to India later this year carries a much more aerodynamic shape and was showcased at Frankfurt a couple of years back.
Built on the modular CMF platform, the X-Trail emerges as a soft roader however it gets Nissan’s electronic four-wheel drive system which can be operated on the fly. A report at Autocar India claims that the new X-Trail is expected to hit Indian shores by Diwali to get the festive season limelight. However, do not expect it to be cheap as the X-Trail and in all probability it will come as a CBU initially at least!
The report further adds that unlike the European version, the Indian X-Trail will be available as a 7 seater standard to justify the price tag to an extent. They also state that the engine will be the 2.0 litre dCi diesel which produces 150 PS of power and 340 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) to make things even more comfortable.