In what appears to be good news about the launch of Japanese carmaker Nissan's X-Trail hybrid crossover in India, a prototype of the model has been snapped. The Nissan X-Trail crossover, believed to have been snapped at a dealer showroom, indicates the arrival of the model.
Although Nissan X-Trail hybrid was earlier expected to make its market entry during the festive season this year, recent reports suggested that the launch has been pushed to 2017 as the engineers of Nissan are concerned about the performance of the X-Trail hybrid in the Indian terrain. However, the emergence of the new spy shots, in which the X-Trail crossover looks ready to take to the roads, tells us a different story. As far as the spy shots by Indian Autos Blog is concerned, the X-Trail was spotted without any hint of camouflage and it gives a sneak peak into the interior of the model.
Nissan X-Trail hybrid crossover had made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in February. 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 new X-Trail is based on the Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture jointly developed by Nissan and Renault and in India, the upcoming model is expected to cost between Rs. 30 and Rs. 40 lakh. 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 Knocked Down (CKD) unit in India.