48-MPG Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Comes To Japan

by Heather Platt | Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Next month, Nissan will start selling a hybrid version of its X-Trail compact crossover in Japan. While the Japanese automaker is touting all the bells and whistles like “Intelligent Parking Assist,” the model really makes its mark in fuel economy figures. The marquee number is 20.6 kilometers per liter, or about 48 miles per gallon. This is using the more lenient Japanese driving cycle, but it’s still something to be proud of.

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid

The model also delivers more torque than that typically generated by a 2.5-liter engine while cutting nitrogen oxide emissions by 75 percent relative to the standard gas-powered version. In fact, the X-Trail Hybrid will generate tax exemptions because of its high fuel economy. The model’s price in Japan will range from about $23,300 for the base two-wheel-drive version to about $27,000 for the top-of-the-line all-wheel-drive version. The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid goes on sale in Japan May 13.

We’d first reported on the X-Trail when it was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013, noting at the time that the car’s styling was identical to that of the Nissan Rogue. Take a look at Nissan’s press release for the X-Trail is available below.

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