Japanese carmaker Nissan's X-Trail hybrid SUV had made its India debut at Auto Expo 2016 earlier this year and since then the cyber space has been abuzz about the launch of the model in the country. Now International Business Times, India can confirm that the new X-Trail hybrid will come to the Indian market by April 2017.
Nissan Motor India Managing Director Arun Malhotra, speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the company's new dealership in Bengaluru, has confirmed that Nissan would bring the hybrid SUV to the Indian market.
The preparations are already underway for the arrival of the X-Trail and a few of the lucky auto enthusiasts must have also seen this SUV on the Indian roads undergoing testing.
The new X-Trail is based on the Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture jointly developed by Nissan and Renault. India is the fourth market after Japan, Thailand and Indonesia, where Nissan would introduce the X-trail Hybrid and it is expected to be brought as completely built units (CBU) in India.
It measures 4,640mm in length, 1,820mm in width, 1,715mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,705mm.
Under the skin, the India spec X-Trail will be powered by a petrol and electric hybrid engine setup. The powertrain will be a 2.0-litre MR20 DD petrol engine working in tandem with an electric motor to develop a combined output of 179bhp and will be mated to Xtronic CVT transmission.
The upcoming hybrid SUV is expected to cost between Rs 30 lakh and Rs 40 lakh.