The Nissan X-Trail 2022 is the new weapon that complements Nissan’s relaunch strategy that, after revolutionizing the sector with the Qashqai and Juke crossovers several years ago, continued to electrify the range. By 2030, every model will be electrified, Diesel no longer exists The strategy is to sell electric cars, thanks to the new models that will arrive, or high-electricity gasoline With the hybrid system that the Japanese call e-POWER.
The new X-Trail changes a lot compared to the past: it is always an SUV for the family and allows you to choose the third row of seats to reach the 7 placeseven if there is more than one foldable seat behind him for adults (for short trips) or comfortable seats for children and people with a maximum of 1.60 metres.
Referring to the in-depth information linked above for more details, before moving on to the road test point, let’s recap what an electronic power system consists of.
Some may consider the new X-Trail 2022 an electric SUVbecause traction is actually only provided by electric motors and gasoline never communicates via the driveline to the wheels. Others might, rightly, refer to it as a hybridin particular the classification of hybrid series specifically because Gasoline does not care about the transmission to the axles but to act as a pure generator for the electric motor, turning the surplus into a small storage battery.
Off-road: X-TRAIL never forgets its origins
Off-road capability remains, even in a modern and refined style: experience it on an off-road road, designed for motocross bikes and certainly not for cars, I appreciate not only the good angles of attack and exit, which allow you to tackle the exit of important slopes without problems, but also the propulsion The quadrupole provided by the two electric motors.
Thanks to instant torque and digital control (no more mechanical parts and lag), it is possible to manage traction with Greater accuracy Compared to classic petrol or diesel: the electric motor is actually the best off-road weapon in terms of traction and I notice it by stopping uphill on an important slope with the left wheels on a lower surface and those on the right on the mud.
Indeed, when restarting, the electronics work miracles: if in the past, in the same position, there was a longer response time than the mechanicals (one second versus 1/10000th of a second of electricity) and much more noticeable slip of the wheels, with relatively small movements but Perceptible to the body of the car, today’s electric motors unload torque very precisely, and the car lifts up with a little “gas” without freaking out. Of course, very few will come close to asking you how much I asked you on an off-road test course, but today’s off-road mostly means sizing up an SUV that you still don’t want to be a crawl specialist, in order to easily handle unexpected situations From “Once Upon a Time. In Life”. All without having to be an expert in locks, reducing and differential curves.
How e-POWER and e4ORCE work
We’ve already talked about e-POWER: the technology is the same as seen in the Nissan Qashqai e-POWER if we look at the front-wheel drive version: an electric motor (here 150 kW / 204 hp and 330 Nm of torque) takes care of moving the car and Three-cylinder gasoline produces power as a generator Send it to the motor or battery or both at the same time. Fort variable compression ratio, The temperature can change the pressure as needed:
- Do you need performance? It is set with a low compression ratio
- Do we need to focus on efficiency? Increases pressure.
The e4ORCE has two electric motors and one at the rear of the axle which is no coincidence because the CMF-C platform was originally designed to be electric and not to steal space in the passenger compartment and luggage compartment. The two units work synergistically to ensure safety and traction. When cornering, the car handles the wheels independently With torque vectoring, to allow even the less experienced people to better handle a fast or slippery mix because it keeps us on track and makes us exit with greater precision (and the propulsion, the torque is electric). Wrong entry path or acceleration before the perfect chord point? The car understands what you want to do, based on the steering and pedal inputs, and brakes the wheels independently, getting you back on the ideal path and/or mitigating slip (also reducing lift) at the exit.
Obviously we must stay within the confines of physics: electronics can help, but to a certain extent …
Rolling on average, it’s still an SUV of significant proportions. Where the X-Trail stands out, however, is in the near-absent yaw, the daughter of braking management powered by two-electric motor technology, capable of contributing to energy regeneration and maintaining a steady stance that doesn’t throw objects, and people forward, for comfort. It really works: it does not work miracles, but it is clearly seen.
However, while using two engines, the e4ORCE is not a Greyster. Nissan has increased the power available for this 4×4 version Compared to two-wheel drive, but doesn’t use them all. The result is a brighter, smoother ride, with thrust felt from the rear wheels, but Always hold like Primary attention is paid to reducing consumption To get as close as possible to the experience of old diesel engines.
X-Trail It drives better than the average dieselthe torque is great, and the nice pedal response is there, you just have to try overtaking uphill to realize how easy it is and how much increased safety perception is compared to the Toyota Hybrid.
First, because thermal sound Yes, it enters the passenger compartmentbut being a variable pressure motor that works only as a generator It does it with less intrusion And the feeling of out-of-sync between the noise of the gasoline and the speed is much lower. Secondly, because the electric motor(s) are more powerful than, for example, the hybrid Corolla Cross.
Consumption gains compared to pure gasoline, but here Toyota scores an extra point in urban/outside towns. However, the X-Trail e-POWER managed to get an average of 7/7.5 liters per 100 km on a more challenging road than our test Corolla Cross, with more demanding climbs and a higher-limit highway than the Spanish scenario it had to engage in. Discount. Since this is the first test, we will see in the review how these numbers can be confirmed.
Big steps forward in the cabin: Compared to our QashqaiBest passive sound insulationIn addition to confirming the order Active Noise Cancellation. The look is the cozy living room with several compartments and solutions taken from the world of minivans (in the pockets there are two bottles of water for example, the center console is a connecting tunnel between the front and back, etc.). Nothing surprising, nothing particularly innovative, but an application that is appreciated when traveling with the whole family: space for everything, rear seat slides 220mm, built-in sun shades etc.
There’s no shortage of space and practicality (those sitting in the back have air conditioning vents and independent controls), but Technology is also growing: Customizable digital devices, HUD and cool Finally, the Liquid infotainment system Attractive graphics.
It has everything: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Alexa (The latter should grow in functionality, hopefully through OTA updates) and wireless charging of the smartphone.
X-TRAIL e4ORCE TECHNICAL SHEET
- Motor: synchronous electric with permanent magnet
- Alternator: Euro 6d three-cylinder, 1.5 liter, 158 hp, 250 Nm
- Power: 157 kW / 213 hp total (150 kW front, 100 kW rear)
- Torque: 330 Nm front motor, 195 Nm rear motor
- Traction: all-electric (four-wheel drive)
- Suspension: independent front, multi-link rear
- Brakes: 4 ventilated discs, ABS with EBD and brake assist
- Refill: no
- Length: 4680 mm
- Width: 2,065 mm
- Height: 1725 mm
- Pitch: 2.705 mm
- Payload: 585 liters (120 liters with seven seats, over 1,000 liters by cracking everything)
- RIMS: 18″-20″
- Tires: 235/60 R18, 235/55 R19, 235/45 R20
- Weight: 1.851-2.024 kg in operating order (respectively ePower – e4ORCE)
- Battery: 1.8 kWh
- Fuel tank: 55 liters
- Maximum speed: 180 km/h
- Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.0 seconds
- Consumption: 6.4-6.6 l / 100 km (common WLTP)
- CO2 emissions: 144/150 grams per kilometer (WLTP combined)
- Steering diameter: 11.1m
Price: from €38,080 (4WD from €42,600)
price and equipment
The price list strategy is simple: a few setups, Fairly complete standard equipment and philosophy with a few options bundled into packages. Additional accessories on the Acenta are the Pro PILOT Assistant (semi-autonomous drivetrain) for 740 euros and the Business package for 990 euros. N-CONNECTA Pro PILOT offers in the package with HUD (1,190 euros) and with an additional 960 euros you can buy automatic parking, while the Business package is standard. Optional also a panoramic glass roof (900 euros) and 19-inch wheels (500 euros)
Physicsentry-only version for 2WD e-POWER, comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, heated-adjustable outside mirrors (but manually foldable), full LED headlights, light sensor, drive mode, electronic brake, hill-start assist, and cloth seats Height-adjustable driver’s seat Rear seats 60/40 Butterfly center armrests Rain sensor Rear central armrests Fully adjustable steering wheel 7-inch display, USB, Bluetooth, Automatic climate control, Installer Speed, automatic emergency braking with junction assist, anti-collision, lane monitoring with active steering (the car is not centered, however, you need Pro PILOT), blind spots and driver attention monitoring, reverse cross-traffic monitoring, automatic rear braking.
Asenta Adds a rearview camera, front parking sensors, two-zone climate, lumbar support, folding mirrors, keyless, two additional USB-C to USB-A ports, interior rearview mirror with auto-dimming and DAB radio with 8-inch infotainment screen inches.
techna Includes 19-inch alloy wheels, gesture opening box, adaptive LED headlights, 10.8-inch HUD, wireless charger, 3-zone climate, power-adjustable front seats, steering wheel and heated seats (front and rear), ProPILOT with Navi-system Link and automatic parking, rear sun blinds and chrome trim for doors and bumpers.