Nissan today hosted a global launch event in New Delhi, where the automaker unveiled three new electric hybrid SUVs. These hybrid SUVs include the Nissan X-Trail, the Nissan Juke and the Nissan Qashqai. While these cars have been unveiled for the global markets, the company has confirmed that it will be bringing all three electric hybrid SUVs to India soon.
At the event, Nissan said that it has started testing the Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Qashqai and Nissan Juke at its manufacturing plant near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The company also said that once the testing is complete, the X-Trail will be the first car in the lineup that the company unveiled today that will go on sale in India. While Nissan did not reveal a timeline, the X-Trail is likely to be available in India sometime in 2023.
The Nissan X-Trail is based on an updated version of the Renault-Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-C crossover platform. It comes in two variants – one with 1.5L turbo petrol engine and the other with 1.5L turbo petrol with the second generation E-Power Series Hybrid Tech powertrain. While the hybrid variant comes with four-wheel drive, the non-hybrid variant comes with front-wheel drive only. It comes mated to a CVT automatic gearbox that offers three drive modes- Mud, Snow and Gravel. Additionally, the hybrid variant of the Nissan X-Trail produces 213bhp and 500Nm of torque, the petrol variant makes 204bhp and 330Nm of torque.
The Nissan Juke, on the other hand, is based on the CMF-B platform and comes with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that churns out 115 bhp at 200 Nm. This engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch DCT with paddle shifters. The car comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-car Wi-Fi, Bose audio system and integrated speakers.
Of the three SUVs unveiled today, Nissan is less likely to launch the Nissan Juke in India, but that could change in the future. For now, the company unveiled the SUV in India just to gauge interest.
Lastly, the Nissan Qashqai gets the company’s new V-Motion Chrome grille with boomerang-shaped matrix LED headlamps. It comes with a 1.3L turbo petrol engine with 12V mild hybrid system that delivers up to 270Nm of torque. It comes with a 1.3L turbo petrol engine with 12V mild hybrid system that delivers up to 270Nm of torque. Additionally, it comes with an Xtronic CVT automatic transmission along with an optional 4WD system. The SUV is also available with the ePower powertrain that comes with a 1.5L petrol engine and 140kW electric motor producing 156bhp of power for ‘self-charging’ functionality.
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