Nissan has unveiled three global models for the first time for the dynamic Indian market – X-trail, Qashqai and Juke. By confirming that testing has begun on the X-Trail and Qashqai, at the same time as showcasing the Juke, Nissan aims to gauge their suitability for the fast-growing Indian customer base. After the testing is completed, the X-Trail will go on sale first, followed by other models.
The all-new X-Trail is equipped with Nissan’s innovative e-POWER drivetrain. The unique element of E-Power is that an advanced three-cylinder variable compression ratio turbocharged petrol engine is used to generate power, while the wheels are driven entirely by an electric motor. The X-Trail E Power variant comes with both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive and the mild hybrid variant has only two-wheel drive with the former producing 204hp and 330Nm, the latter with 213hp and 500Nm. .
The vehicle that Nissan has started testing is the Qashqai. It’s characterized by a striking design, and an elevated living environment, with a stylish front and rear profile with impressive head and shoulder room, plenty of rear legroom, and rear seats. There is a big bot with options. put down The Qashqai is offered with two different powertrain options – a mild hybrid with a 1.3-litre petrol, which is offered with two outputs and the other is powered by Nissan’s exclusive E-Power technology. A six-speed manual gearbox is the standard option for this Qashqai. It also comes with an Xtronic automatic gearbox, offering customers a choice. The vehicle delivers a maximum power of 140 kW, a maximum torque of 250 Nm through the petrol engine and 330 Nm through its e-motor. It has a top speed of 170 kmph and can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.9 seconds.
The third car Nissan showcased was the Juke which is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol strong hybrid system. The JUKE Hybrid features a multi-modal powertrain and smart gearbox that offer drivers pure electric power or a combination of combustion engine and electric motor. It also features Nissan’s innovative e-pedal step system that allows the driver to accelerate at high speeds and slow speeds (~5 km/h).