You can now get into a Nissan X-Trail e-Power hybrid SUV for $5000 less.
Nissan Australia has announced it will be adding a mid-tier Nissan X-Trail ST-L e-Power with e-4orce to the local range during the second half of 2023, with pricing to start from $49,490 before on-road costs.
The new ST-L specification will serve as the third electrified X-Trail variant in Australia, following the launch of the high-spec Ti and Ti-L grades earlier this year.
While it effectively mirrors the specification of the petrol-powered ST-L 4WD, like other e-Power models in Australia remains a five-seat-only proposition. The e-Power drivetrain represents a $3200 premium over the X-Trail ST-L 2.5 4WD with its standard seven seats.
Beyond the confines of the Nissan showroom, the new X-Trail ST-L e-Power is priced between the Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD Hybrid ($47,100) and the RAV4 XSE AWD Hybrid ($50,200). The related Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES ($56,490) offers similar underpinnings but with extended EV driving range courtesy of its plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
X-Trail ST-L e-Power with e-4orce highlights:
- e-Pedal Step
- Active noise cancellation
- Black V-motion grille
- Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic LED headlights
- LED rear lights
- Fog lights
- High Beam Assist
- Privacy glass
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Leather-accented steering wheel
- 8-way power driver seat
- 40:20:40 split rear seats
- Sliding rear seats
- Heated front seats
- Synthetic leather trim
- Luggage boards
- Dual-zone climate control
- Around View Monitor incl. Moving Object Detection
- Tyre pressure monitor
- Auto-fold, power-adjust heated mirrors
- 2 x front, 2 x rear USB ports
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (wired)
- DAB+ radio
- 6-speaker audio
- Front, rear parking sensors
- Rear Seat Alert
- ProPILOT incl. Lane Keep Assist
Like other members of the range, the Nissan X-Trail ST-L e-Power is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged series hybrid system where the petrol engine never directly drives either axle; 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” and facilitates electrified all-wheel drive. 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 turbo petrol engine which features Nissan’s variable-compression combustion technology makes 105kW and 250Nm on its own.
Fuel use is quoted at 6.1L per 100km on the combined ADR cycle – 1.3L/100km more than a Toyota RAV4 AWD Hybrid in official figures.
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.
- Nissan X-Trail ST-L e-Power with e-4orce: $49,490
- Nissan X-Trail Ti e-Power with e-4orce: $54,190
- Nissan X-Trail Ti-L e-Power with e-4orce: $57,190
Prices exclude on-road costs