The Mk4 X-Trail gets a floating roof, ‘V-motion’ grille and headlights that appear moulded within the bodywork of the front bumper

The all-new Nissan X-Trail will be sold in a choice of five grades, offer both two- and four-wheel-drive, and cost from £32,030 when deliveries begin next month, it has been confirmed.

Now in its fourth-generation, Nissan says the SUV boasts “a unique combination of rugged eye-catching design, comfort, on-board convenience, and an effortless, confident drive”.

Available in 10 body colours with five two-tone combinations to create 15 variations for customers to choose from, the latest X-Trail becomes only the second model in the Japanese company’s portfolio to use the ‘e-POWER’ all-wheel-drive system.

This set-up pairs a 1.5-litre turbo petrol that generates electricity for the 150kW front-mounted electric motor that drives the wheels. Combined, they produce 201bhp and deliver a 0-62mph time of 7 seconds. Efficiency gains are promised in urban settings as the e-motor provides propulsion at speeds up to 25mph.

A traditional front-wheel-drive arrangement is offered on mild hybrid versions of the new X-Trail. The same 1.5-litre petrol engine is found under the bonnet and is joined by a 12-volt battery that stores energy recouped under braking before releasing this under acceleration to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

Inside, a 12.3-inch full colour multimedia system and identically-sized driver display is joined by a 10.8-inch head-up display – the largest in this segment, says Nissan. In-car functions are operated via a mix of touch sensitive inputs and physical knobs and switches that are positioned on the floating centre console.

Access to the cabin is via doors that open to almost 90 degrees, with the second row of 60/40 split-folding seats incorporating a central drop down hatch, and a forward sliding function to ease access to the final two seats in the third row.

When the two rearmost seats are not in use, luggage space totals 585-litres – an increase of 20-litres on the previous X-Trail. Luggage boards, meanwhile, offer up to 16 different layouts “for optimal space usage”.

Andrew Humberstone – the Managing Director at Nissan GB – said: “We are excited that this icon which is synonymous with family adventures will be joining the Nissan range soon.

“We are confident that customers will love its unique combination of electrified performance, steady handling and robust practicality. As one would expect from a Nissan, it will offer unique customer appeal and we can’t wait to see it in our showrooms,” he added.

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