The Nissan X-Trail or Rogue, as it is also known, was introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Now, the mother company has just launched a hybrid version of the same model. The crossover is almost a perfect duplicate of the standard version revealed in 2013. The only thing that distinguishes it are some vertical LED fog lights and "pure drive hybrid" badges.
The Nissan X-Trail hybrid is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that works together with an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery pack and an XTRONIC transmission. The conventional engine outputs 147 HP (108 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 207 Nm (153 lb-ft) of torque at 4,400 rpm whereas the electric motor produces 41 HP (30 kW) and an instant torque of 160 Nm (118 lb-ft). Being a hybrid, it is obvious is less polluting. It has 75% fewer NOx and NMHC (non-methane hydrocarbons) emissions and a fuel consumption of 20.6 km/L (48.4 mpg US or 4.8 liters / 100 km) in the JC08 cycle.
The Nissan X-Trail hybrid is also equipped with a Forward Emergency Braking system which will be available for all JDM-spec Nissan models starting this fall. It also features a regenerative braking system, aerodynamically-optimized floor and low-rolling resistance rubbers to reduce fuel consumption even more. The pricing begins from 2,804,760 JPY, about $23,400, for the two-wheel drive version and can go up to 3,240,000 JPY, about $27,000, for the 4WD model in Black Xtreamer-X guise.
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