Officially it is termed as the Nissan Rogue, but what you are staring at here is actually the third generation all-new X-Trail. This SUV is softer and more cultured, but still more robust than ever!

With a nice winter foggy background Rakesh Srivastava, the Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. posted a teaser image on his official Instagram handle, the new mid-size SUV was seen donning a chunkier, bolder look. It is essentially the latest avatar of the third-gen Nissan X-Trail; returning the X-Trail somewhat back to its boxier first look.

However, that does not indicate it has gone backward in names of comfort or technology, instead, it is the reverse. It gives far more premium offerings with a larger multimedia screen, leather upholstery in added colors, and new switchgear.

While it is too early to discuss or talk about spec details for the X-Trail, it is worth discussing that in India, the X-Trail will come loaded with technology for both safety and convenience.

One big question is answered about the number of seats provided. Nissan confirmed the X-Trail as a five-seater though it is sure that the X-Trail has the seven-seat choice of this model. It really is made for real family advenures!

Nissan Dubai has confirmed the starting price of AED 84,900 (INR 17 lakh), which means you get a lot of car for your cash. It offers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder volume-selling engine petrol unit good for 169 HP at 6,000 rpm and 233 Nm at 4,000 rpm.  There is more technology inside too, with Nissan unveiling a leather appointed interior, new NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps, dual zone automatic temperature control, one central location on a 5” color display. It looks spacious and one fine car.

However, it is widely assumed that the X-Trail will debut Nissan’s e-Power hybrid technology in India by this year. Nissan prides itself on its tech; so typically, there is enough of it to offer. Given the success of the X-Trail outside India, Nissan believes now is the moment to step into the hybrid market with its latest technology. Additional interior add-ons include a new ‘butterfly’-style center, NASA-inspired lumbar support seats, ambient lighting, a 360-degree camera, and both rear passenger doors open to 90 degrees to advance access and exit for child seats. It is appealing enough to become a family car.

However, the current-gen X-Trail is not part of Nissan’s India line-up as it is being used only for testing as of now. Well, we are eager and can’t wait to experience a big family holiday or a long tour as soon as it gets launches itself in India. Plus, in case you own dogs or cats in your family as well, then this machine is excellent for taking them for that long adventure.

Siddhika Prajapati

Siddhika Prajapati

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