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New Nissan X-Trail launches with e-Power hybrid

  • Nissan unveils updated X-Trail
  • Comes in hybrid and seven-seat forms
  • Priced from £32k>

Written by Jake Groves Published: 6 September 2022 Updated: 6 September 2022

Nissan has revealed the new X-Trail SUV. It’ll go on sale in the UK in October and start from £32,000.

New for this X-Trail is Nissan’s hybrid system, named e-Power. These versions will be more economical than the regular petrol powered models and will start from £34,465. Want a seven-seat model? That’ll be another £1,000.

The first deliveries are expected to arrive in October 2022.


Nissan has taken a lot of inspiration from the Nissan Qashqai, with its sharp headlights and fascia at the front. 

Inside, the X-Trail takes a massive step up in material quality compared to its predecessor, with soft leathers available and ‘up to 35 inches’ of screens (adding together the instrument display and large central touchscreen).


The X-Trail comes as a five- or seven-seater. The second row splits 60:40 and slides forward for better access to the rearmost seats. Nissan has scatter-gunned a load of USB and USB-C sockets around the interior to keep all passengers satisfied, and there are integrated blinds in the rear windows. 

Nissan X-Trail interior
Nissan X-Trail interior

The rear doors open ‘almost 90 degrees’ for better access – handy when you’re clipping in a child’s car seat, for example.

If you’re after proper numbers, Nissan says the X-Trail’s boot has 585 litres of volume in five-seat mode, which is at least 120 litres less than the likes of the SEAT Tarraco or Skoda Kodiaq by comparison.

Nissan X-Trail boot
Nissan X-Trail boot


The range kicks off with a mild-hybrid 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 165hp. It’s strictly front-wheel drive and comes with an automatic gearbox.

Also available is Nissan’s e-Power system. The electrified powertrain is effectively a range extender hybrid, using the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as above, but uses an electric motor to drive the wheels.

Nissan says it means the X-Trail acts like an EV in how it drives, with its smooth power delivery and ability to accelerate and decelerate with one pedal if you like.

Nissan X-Trail rear
Nissan X-Trail rear

Total power output is 204hp for the two-wheel drive version, or 214 for the e-4ORCE all-wheel drive version. We’ve driven this powertrain in the current Qashqai and were underwhelmed by it.

What it means for you

Nissan says deliveries will start pretty soon after it goes on sale. There aren’t many seven-seat hybrid SUVs around, so if you’re after one and don’t fancy a long wait, the X-Trail could prove a canny choice.