Nissan Australia has confirmed details for its new X-Trail e-Power hybrid, with pricing to kick off at $54,190 before on-road costs for the RAV4 Hybrid rival when it arrives early in 2023.

    The hybrid X-Trail will only be offered in high-spec Ti and Ti-L trim levels, and represent a $4200 premium over the equivalent X-Trail 2.5-litre petrol. Toyota’s most expensive petrol-electric RAV4 is the Edge AWD Hybrid, which starts at $52,700 before on-roads – $2500 dearer than the Edge AWD petrol.

    It also means the X-Trail e-Power starts at a similar price to the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV (from $54,590), which shares the same basic architecture but offers a 84km electric-only range and lower claimed fuel consumption.

    Nissan Australia claims the X-Trail e-Power with e-4orce all-wheel drive will use 6.1 litres per 100km on the combined cycle, 1.3L/100km more than a Toyota RAV4 AWD Hybrid.

    The X-Trail e-Power’s point of difference to other hybrids is the petrol engine doesn’t directly drive the wheels. It’s attached to a generator which can power the e-motor through an inverter, and charges a 1.8kWh battery pack.

    There are two electric motors – 150kW front, 100kW rear – to deliver what Nissan says is a “constant EV-like drive experience”.

    It has Nissan’s e-Pedal mode, the brand’s speak for one-pedal driving. This feature debuted on the Leaf electric hatchback, and also appears on the all-electric Ariya crossover offered abroad.

    Nissan quotes a system output of 157kW, while torque is rated at 330Nm on the front axle and 195Nm at the rear. The company doesn’t quote a combined torque figure.

    Meanwhile, the petrol engine is a 1.5-litre unit with variable-compression combustion technology and a turbocharger, packing outputs of 105kW and 250Nm.

    The petrol X-Trail, by comparison, is powered by a 135kW/244Nm 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine hooked up to a CVT automatic. Both front- and all-wheel drive are offered. Combined fuel efficiency is rated at 7.8L/100km for the petrol AWD drivetrain.

    Specification for both the X-Trail Ti and Ti-L e-Power largely mirrors that of the equivalent petrol variant, with a couple of exceptions.

    X-Trail e-Power models don’t feature a spare wheel like the rest of the range, instead offering a tyre repair kit.

    Both X-Trail e-Power variants also offer an exclusive Champagne Silver with black roof exterior finish, though the petrol can be had with a Champagne Silver exterior sans contrast roof option.

    Finally, the X-Trail Ti-L e-Power (from $57,190) is the only variant in Australia to get 20-inch alloy wheels with 255/45 R20 tyres. These are the wheels fitted to the overseas model shown in the press images.

    Like the petrol-powered Ti and Ti-L grades, e-Power models are five-seat only despite a third row of seating being available in the Japanese domestic market.


    • 2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti e-Power with e-4orce: $54,190
    • 2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L e-Power with e-4orce: $57,190

    Prices exclude on-road costs

    Standard Equipment

    X-Trail Ti e-Power with e-4orce highlights:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • LED turn signals
    • Genuine leather-accented upholstery
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Smart Rear View Mirror (digital)
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Automatic wipers
    • Electric tailgate
    • 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument cluster
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
    • 10.8-inch head-up display
    • Wireless smartphone charger

    X-Trail Ti-L e-Power with e-4orce adds:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Heated steering wheel
    • 10-speaker Bose premium audio
    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • Front seats with memory function
    • Heated rear seats
    • Rear sunshades
    • Hands-free electric tailgate
    • Remote engine start

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    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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