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

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James Wong

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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