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New Nissan X-Trail: price, specs & release date

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The new Qashqai is already on sale meaning it’s the Nissan X-Trail that’s the next SUV in line for an update in the company’s line-up.

The all-new X-Trail gets butch SUV looks and will get the same petrol-electric hybrid that’s fitted to the Qashqai, while keeping the seven seats that make it so appealing to families. It’s a rival to models such as the Peugeot 5008, Skoda Kodiaq and SEAT Tarraco.

2022 grey Nissan X-Trail front-three quarter

New Nissan X-Trail price and release date

You can expect the Nissan X-Trail to be priced from around £30,000 when it goes on sale towards the middle of this year. That’ll buy you a conventional petrol, the hybrid model is expected to cost closer to £40,000 broadley inline with competitors such as the Peugeot 5008, Skoda Kodiaq, SEAT Tarraco, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe.

2022 grey Nissan X-Trail rear-three quarter

New Nissan X-Trail: exterior and interior

The new Nissan X-Trail looks like a SUV from the old school. It has a square boxy shape, a blunt nose and strong creases running down its flanks that make it look butcher than the softer, curvier current model.

That said, there are some carry over features. Chief among them is the Vmotion grille, although it’s now squarer than before and flanked by a pair of stacked LED headlights on either side. 

Significant ground clearance point to the X-Trail having decent off-road ability – four-wheel drive will be an option – and you get roof bars that’ll make life easier when you’re fitting roof bars and cycle racks. 

The changes are even more significant on the inside. Out go old-school dials and in come a large infotainment screen that stretches behind the steering wheel, meeting another huge screen on the centre of the dashboard. It’ll be fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - making it easy to connect and mirror your phone on the car’s big screen.

Quality will also be improved with soft-touch plastics used in the majority of areas and materials like leather and wood on show in higher-end models.

Whichever version you go for, you can expect the Nissan X-Trail to be very practical. There will be plenty of room for adults in the front and on the middle row, where you can expect the seats to slide forwards and backwards on their runners and recline. The third row, meanwhile, will be ideal for kids while still usable for adults over short distances.

The boot, meanwhile, will be capacious. Expect it to grow in size next to the 550-litre boot in the current model, and it’ll be packed full of features like a 12V power socket, shopping hooks and smaller storage spaces.

2022 Nissan X-Trail interior

New Nissan X-Trail: engines and gearboxes

You can expect the Nissan X-Trail to be offered with the same engines as the Qashqai, which has at its core a 1.3-litre petrol engine producing either 140 or 158PS for 0-62mph times of around the 10-second mark. 

The 158PS model will be available with a CVT automatic gearbox that will make the X-Trail more relaxing to drive and four-wheel drive with modes for things like snow, gravel and mud.

A bigger talking point will be the ePower hybrid model. It uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine purely as a generator for an electric motor that produces 188PS and 330Nm of torque for strong performance mated to the ability to return fuel economy of more than 50mpg.

Because there’s no physical connection between the wheels and the Nissan’s engine, it’ll drive like an electric car with instant acceleration and regenerative brakes that slow the car automatically when you take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

Nissan X-Trail frontleft exterior

Find a used Nissan X-Trail for sale

With a new Nissan X-Trail on the way, now could be a great time to save a little money on the old model. It’s an excellent family with a practical interior and decent infotainment. Okay, so it’s a little ponderous to drive, but the X-Trail makes up for this with its motorway refinement – it’s an excellent car for soaking up miles in. Less than £18,000 is enough to get a mid-spec N-Connecta model with less than 50,000 miles on the clock, with kit such as front and rear parking sensors, panoramic glass roof and dual-zone climate control. 

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Nissan revealed the new Nissan X-Trail at the 2021 Shanghai motor show, it’s expect to go on sale in the UK in the middle of 2022.

The new Nissan X-Trail will be offered with a four-wheel-drive system that has settings for snow, gravel and mud. 

The new Nissan X-Trail is 4681mm long, 1830mm wide and 1740mm tall. 

Introducing the all-new Nissan X-Trail

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