Nissan Motor India (NMIPL) is all set to re-launch its SUV, the X-Trail, during the festive season, reports Autocar India. The first generation X-Trail was the first vehicle offered by the Japanese company in the country, but was eventually discontinued in 2014.
The new X-Trail is globally in its third generation and takes a radical change in design. The boxy design of the previous generation makes way for a rounded design and incorporates styling cues from the Juke, Murano, and the Patrol from the current line-up. It was introduced to the global market at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show.
The new X-Trail is based on the Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture jointly-developed Nissan and Renault.
Under the hood, the SUV is likely to be powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine with a power output of 130bhp and maximum torque of 320Nm, mated to a six-speed CVT gearbox. The petrol variant is not expected to make it to the country. The Nissan X-Trail will also come with 4WD system underlining its off-road prowess.
One of the reasons for discontinuing the previous X-Trail was the decline in sales owing to its high price. Nissan is likely to take the Completely Knocked Down(CKD) line this time, which will help them to price the SUV in the range of Rs 30-40 lakh.
When launched, the X-Trail goes up against the likes of Honda CR-V and Hyundai Santa Fe. The segment is not a volume-fetcher for the manufacturer. However, the full size SUV will help Nissan regain its market share in the full-size luxury segment.