Already a producer of some of the best crossovers, Nissan is now taking a step towards building a green future. The Japanese automaker is now planning to take its crossover performance towards efficiency with 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid.
With new rules and regulations of emission levels coming into act, global automakers are inclined to optimize engine performance. This has led the hybrid segment to come into interest and competition is ever increasing. Similarly, the new X-Trail Hybrid is targeted to bring out the best in both performance and efficiency.
2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid – Exterior
Nissan is not going to bring any major changes out in the exterior body, and 2018 X-Trail Hybrid will look pretty much like its predecessor. However, expect slight alterations in front fascia’s styling. As part of the generational refreshment, the headlights will be redesigned with jewel style LEDs combined with a sharp look.
The signature grille will be retained with chrome accents, and the front bumper will hold a new set of fog lights. Also, the roof rail will be sportier, and new aluminum alloy wheels might come as standard.
Changes in the Interior
The interior cabin of 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid is expected to improve on aesthetics. This would include leather upholstery in the seat, new steering wheel and center console. Soft touch materials will be used extensively on the dashboard, door panels and armrests.
Technology wise, Nissan may modify the existing infotainment system and will come with advanced features. Some of the newest additions might include Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free. Expect a multi-functioning digital gauge cluster and power reclining seat to enhance driver’s convenience. Ambient LED lighting in multiple color options may come as an additional package from Nissan.
Powertrain Designed for Efficiency
- A 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine is making its way under the hood of this 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid.
- The sole output of this engine is expected to stay around 145 HP and 130 lb-ft torque.
- This will be combined with an electric motor with ratings of 41 HP and 118 lb-ft torque.
- Altogether, the final outputs will measure at 186 HP of power and 248 lb-ft torque.
This hybrid powertrain will also consist of an intelligent dual clutch control or a one-motor two-clutch parallel hybrid system. The motor’s lithium-ion battery is suspected of supporting quick charging.
2018 X-Trail Hybrid will include an array of safety features for coming on par with the hybrid technology prevalent. Standard features will include:
- Parking Assist (both front and rear)
- Rear-view Camera
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Alert
- Emergency Autonomous Braking
Price and Launch Date
Going with the speculations, 2018 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid is likely to come with a starting price tag of $32,220. As to its availability, Nissan could launch this model anytime sooner during the last quarters of 2017.