Mid-size crossover segment is about to get new refreshment. Ever since 2007, the X trail was well-known product from Nissan. Its reliability and durability raised its popularity, and because of that we will get 2016 Nissan X trail. It has been selling all around the world, but US market is the most interesting. However, some countries will get this model as 2016 Nissan Rogue. Changes won’t be huge. Most significant should be new hybrid powertrain.
2016 Nissan X trail redesign
Concept of the 2016 Nissan X trail was presented in 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. Same trim levels will be kept for new model of SUV. It will appear as S model for crossovers with base equipment. Higher trim is SV, while SL tops the class. The CMF platform remains for 2016 X trail. Changes on the new crossover will be minor, but use of the aluminum and other lightweight materials will lead to weight drop. Wheels are 17-inch alloy, and SL model gets 18-inchers. Base model has 5-seats layout, while higher trims van get up to 7 passengers. Interior is spacious, so everyone inside don’t need to think about comfort. New infotainment system and navigation are highlights of the interior.
2016 Nissan X trail powertrain
Under the hood of the 2016 Nissan X trail is the same option as for the previous edition. It is 2.5-l supercharged four-cylinder drivetrain. It delivers 170 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through six speed Xtronic CVT automatic gearbox, to front wheels or all wheels, optional. Manual transmission is not available in this model. We already told that more lightweight materials is going to be used, and it leads to better mileage. Now, it should be 26 mpg in city and 33 mpg on highway. However, biggest addition should be hybrid drivetrain. Electric battery will be mated to 2.0-l four-cylinder engine. This combination improves mpg rate additionally, without losing too much on power.
2016 Nissan X trail competition and price
When it appears, probably during 2015, X train crossover will face competition in Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V from their compatriot companies, and GMC Terrain as the representative of the US. Base value of $28.000 is certain for base models, while hybrid version, which should arrive later, is going to cost more.