2019 Nissan X-Trail Comes in Plug-in Hybrid and GT Turbo Versions
At this moment the largest Nissan SUV offered on European markets will get a sort of redesign. It will come with a new grille that holds larger brand badge. The redesign of lights housing and fog lamps will be carried over from its predecessor. In company says that since the introduction of the third generation of the crossover sales are getting better year after year. Chiefs hope that the 2019 Nissan X-Trail will continue a positive trend.
The upcoming model will introduce plenty of new features. First of all, we will see again the hybrid version of the SUV. Then, there was a lot of complaints about the Nissan X-Trail key battery. However, it should be fixed for next edition. Also, the GT Turbo version could re-appear on the 2019 Nissan X-Trail. Finally, there are rumors about the 7-seater model. We still don’t know if Nissan has this vehicle in plan and how it would look like.
How much will 2019 Nissan X-Trail cost?
The price range of the 2019 Nissan X-Trail will heavily depend on the lineup. Nevertheless, we will see the base models of the compact crossover available from $23,000. In the USA, this vehicle will come out as the Nissan Rogue. Two SUVs are sharing a lot of things. However, specific US market has unique demands, and Rogue is there to meet all requirements.
So far, we couldn’t see an X-Trail in Europe, but the edition for 2019 season could make a breakthrough. Fans of the Japanese carmaker’s vehicles will wait eagerly for it. Also, the price from 20,000 euro is excellent for EU standards.
2019 Nissan X-Trail Specs
The Asian and probably European edition of the 2019 Nissan X-Trail will carry a 2.0-l 4-cylinder engine under the bonnet. This unit is capable to produce 145 hp. Higher trims will offer a 2.5-liter, also 4-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 170 horsepower. Transmission is a 6-speed manual by default, and buyers will have a choice of an automatic gearbox or a CVT for the 2.5-liter unit. Also, there is a diesel powertrain, with more output in torque. Furthermore, a 1.6-liter unit can deliver better fuel economy numbers.
2019 X-Trail Hybrid
The plug-in system will use the base engine in combination with a 30 kW battery. The electric motor can boost the base unit for about 40 horses and 100 pound-feet of torque. However, the similar hybrid is installed on the Nissan Rogue, and users couldn’t feel that boost of twisting power. Also, the improvements in the MPG rating are not so significant. The company is advertising a fuel economy of around 34 mpg combined. After testing, experts concluded that Rogue is not even close to this number.
GT Turbo could return with 2019 Nissan X-Trail
The first generation of the crossover had a special version of its offer. Although it was in salons exclusively in Japan, the X-Trail GT Turbo made a lot of fans in other countries. Now, with a new edition of the SUV, this model could make a return. With a turbocharger, the 2019 Nissan X-Trail could develop around 300 hp. That would be a significant boost, and the vehicle could compete with other crossovers’ performance-tuned versions. At the first place, there is a new BMW X3M SUV.