Report – New Nissan X-Trail heading to India next year

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 - 7:32pm IST

Nissan unveiled the all-new X-Trail at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show which concluded last week. Now, Autocar India report that Nissan India has already started working on plans to replace the old X-Trail with the new seven seater version by the end of next year.

Front three quarter of the 2014 Nissan X-Trail 5+2
The new X-Trail premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show 20 days ago.

Nissan currently sells the second generation X-Trail in India which was introduced in 2007. Unfortunately, it is not heavily localized which shoots up the price vis-à-vis the competition.

Side of the 2014 Nissan X-Trail 5+2
The report says the car would be localized in India to arrive at an aggressive price point.

The all new X-Trail is based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) architecture which will localized in 9 global locations (India’s Oragadam plant also makes it to the list, apparently).

2014 Nissan X-Trail cabin
The CMF platform underpinning the X-Trail would also support several future launches from Renault and Nissan in India.

This new platform will support close to 11 cars including the replacements of Laguna, Espace and Scenic. Due to heavy localization, the new SUV could be very price-competitive compared to rivals. In India, some of these European models may not be made, but smaller Nissan and Renault products would be generated on the CMF.

Rear right three quarter of the 2014 Nissan X-Trail 5+2
Nissan plans to produce the car in 9 global locations and sell it in 100 markets.

The new X-Trail will feature two engines – 2.0-litre diesel engine and an upgraded 1.6-litre diesel engine. It will be offered in both front-wheel and rear wheel drive configurations depending on the market requirements.

2014 Nissan X-Trail 5+2 third row legroom third row headrests
India would get the 5+2 configuration with a 2-liter diesel engine powering the top-end variant.

A five speed manual or a CVT gearbox will be responsible for shifting cogs. The car will also feature the newly developed Active Ride Control, which adjusts the suspension by scanning the road ahead (a la Mercedes S Class).

When launched in India, the X-Trail will compete against the Honda CR-V, Renault Koleos, Toyota Fortuner and the Ssangyong Rexton. A sub-20 lakh price tag will ensure the success of the new X-Trail in its second coming.


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7 thoughts on “Report – New Nissan X-Trail heading to India next year

  1. Narayanan H says:

    Is this the same 2014 Nissan Murano available in the US?

    1. Hello Mr. Narayanan, no this is a different vehicle.

  2. Swapnil R says:

    I simply cannot contain my excitement at the prospect of seeing a Qashqai on Indian roads! 😀
    Are there any other soon-to-be-released offerings in this category?

    1. Swapnil we learned in Frankfurt last month that this X-Trail and the next gen Qashqai are two completely different vehicles. The Qashqai would be smaller than the X-Trail, and will be unveiled next year. For now it seems that the X-Trail is the only one on the Nissan India radar.

      1. Swapnil R says:

        Oh I can see how my post got you to believe that I got confused between the Qashqai and X-Trail – believe it or not – I was not 🙂

        Just that from Anjan’s post I thought Qashqai was coming to India alongside the next-gen X-Trail!

  3. sandeep says:

    But something i don’t understand is that the new gen X-Trial replaces Qashqai+2 & old gen X-Trial and what about the new gen Qashqai? would that also coming to India then? as reported earlier

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      We should be seeing the new Qashqai early next year. The Qashqai seems to be a INR 15-17 lakh prospect while the X-Trail will continue at its near INR 30 lakhs price.


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