The X-Trail: Nissan’s Electric Rogue

December 2nd, 2023 by

Nissan of Fort Pierce 2023 Nissan X-Trail

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The global market for electric vehicles continues to explode. However, not everyone is comfortable with the idea of charging instead of refueling from a pump just yet. Few countries have adequate charger infrastructure, while other markets have barely started building one. This is why Nissan has taken a different approach with the latest generation of its X-Trail. To clarify, the Nissan Rogue is offered in various trim levels for consumers in North America. In other markets, this SUV is known as the X-Trail, and buyers there can opt for the hybrid, e-power e-4orce variant not yet available in the United States. 

Unique Propulsion for the X-Trail

The Nissan Rogue, the North American counterpart of the X-Trail, has yet to adopt anything other than an internal combustion engine to power it. On the other hand, the X-Trail is a hybrid with all-wheel drive. To that end, the 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three engine does not drive the wheels directly – it is all-electric with dual motors, one driving the front wheels and another for the rear. 

The engine serves as a range-extender with a 2.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, accelerating up to 201 horsepower and generating 243 pound-feet of torque compared to the 225 pound-feet of torque in the American Rogue. As mentioned, the X-Trail e-4orce all-wheel-drive version adds a second electric motor to the rear axle. The result is a boost in total horsepower to 210. Of note, Nissan’s e-power system was first introduced to the European market with the Qashqai e-power, even though the automaker has provided it in its Note model in Japan since 2016. 

In addition to the extra electric motor in the rear-wheel drive, the Nissan X-Trail e-power e-4orce iteration also features an extended list of driving modes. Not only can buyers enjoy the  standard “normal/sport/eco” modes, snow and off-road modes have also been included. Any of these modes can be selected via a round selector on the center console. Therefore, if a driver sees one of these in the cabin of the new Nissan X-Trail, they immediately realize that they are dealing with the most technologically advanced variant of e-power e-4orce. The overall takeaway is that the X-Trail is stable and has a relatively assertive electronic control system that steps in quickly.

The Driving Experience

According to sources from MotorTrend, “Essentially the X-Trail feels exactly as it appears on paper: it takes off with the instant torque of an EV and then settles down and drives like a Rogue. The e-Power system certainly feels ready for American roads, with plenty of power, smoothly delivered, for city driving.” That said, going for the electrified trim also comes outfitted with the e-Pedal Step, which minimizes the need to apply the brake pedal as deceleration is automatically provided once the driver takes their foot off the accelerator pedal. Available in the Land of the Rising Sun with two- or three-row seating, the new SUV is equipped with a 100-volt AC power source with a maximum output of 1,500 watts. Nissan claims it is strong enough to be utilized as an emergency power source.

As we continue to witness the evolution of the automotive industry, the new trim of the Nissan X-Trail stands as a tribute to the future of SUVs. This SUV forges the future by accommodating different driving tastes. A lively driving experience is ensured by the marriage of efficiency and performance. The SUV excels on the road regardless of whether the owner is driving through crowded cities or through challenging terrain.

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