The great Japanese automaker introduces its new performance-oriented 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid. For SUV lovers, this crossover will arrive soon with a new look and more powerful engine. The Nissan realized the need for an elegant SUV with great specifications and performances and announced the 2018 Nissan X-Trail. It is already a favorite of crossover enthusiasts and has an exceptional reputation in countries worldwide.
The ongoing crossover is a third-generation model and it exists for about 3 years. It basically made a debut in 2007 and since then the selling record that cannot be underestimated.
2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid – Design and Colors
The 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid may not have any major changes in its exterior body, and will very much look like its earlier model. The Nissan may borrow the concept from Qashqai 2017 year model. However, slight alterations will be seen on the front fascia styling with a wider front grille and a new bumper design in a gloss black finish. The headlights will be redesigned with both the halogen and full-LED units now boast slightly different designs.
The redesigned 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid has moved from a sharp-edged, old school, boxy SUV to curvy and crossover. These smooth curves will increase the elegant design and make it look stylish.
Around the back, the 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid will get a new chrome strip in the rear bumper, and the tail lights have been upgraded to full LED units. Other noticeable changes include flared wheel arches, a sloping roofline and large overhangs at both ends. The Nissan will use the lightweight aluminum material for its body to increase the engine performance.
The crossover will come with three different trims level: S, SV, and SL models and will be available in four new colors: Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl Metallic, and Dark Brown Pearl.
Interior and Tech
Inside the 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid, its cabin is expected to improve on aesthetics. Its base version could accommodate five people while the higher variant could go with up to seven passengers. Finest materials and fabrics are used for seats and upholstery by the manufacturer. A new steering wheel with redesigned multifunction buttons is also fitted.
The existing infotainment system will also be modified with advanced technologies. A 7-inch liquid crystal touch screen displays to show all information about the car and will flaunt its newest additions, Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free.
Other features include climate control, electrically adjustable front seat Bluetooth connection, USB ports and a plethora of storage spaces for both the first and second rows.
Safety features include cruise control, digital security control, Nissan’s Around Sight Monitor, Lane separation warning, dead spot surveillance and more to enhance driver’s convenience.
The engine of 2018 Nissan X-Trail will be powered by a supercharged inline-4, 1.6-liter engine. This will have the capacity to produce 128 HP. However, the Nissan chooses to pair this engine with Xtronic CVT transmission which would have six speeds. The base driving system would be the front-wheel one, however, an option for the four-wheel driving system will be available, with additional payment. This engine is expected to give a fuel efficiency of 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway.
The 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid will also have a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine under its hood. When combined with an electric motor it will produce 41 HP. Together, the final outputs will measure at 186 HP of power and 248 lb-ft torque. This hybrid engine will also consist of an intelligent dual clutch control or a one-motor two-clutch parallel hybrid system.
Pricing and Availability of the 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid
The all-new 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid is likely to come with a starting price tag of $32,220 and is expected to hit the market during the last quarters of 2017.
Summing it up
Looking at the numbers and design details, this vehicle is targeted to bring out the best in both performance and efficiency.