The all-new X-Trail lands in China with Nissan’s new VC-Turbo engine

The carmaker dubs this as its “most advanced combustion engine ever”
by Leandre Grecia | Apr 19, 2021
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Nissan has officially unveiled the all-new X-Trail at the 2021 Auto Shanghai. Doesn’t really feel that new, does it?

That’s because you might have seen it launched as the Rogue in the US sometime last year—these two models are basically one and the same vehicle. However, when Nissan pulled the wraps off the crossover during the recent motor show, the carmaker revealed one important difference: The China-spec X-Trail with come with the new VC-Turbo engine.

The New Nissan X-Trail

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This turbocharged powertrain is more than 20 years in the making. It’s Nissan’s “most advanced combustion engine ever,” and it’s set to make its debut in the People’s Republic packed under the hood of the all-new X-Trail.

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Nissan calls the VC-Turbo a breakthrough for ICEs, so we have high expectations for this mill. It incorporates a continually adjusting compression ratio, maximizing both fuel efficiency and power output. Nissan didn’t discuss the specifics during the launch, but judging by what we’ve seen from the presentation, the engine will be capable of 201hp and 300Nm of torque. That’s 20hp and 55Nm more than what the US-spec Rogue produces.

The New Nissan X-Trail Steering Wheel Controls Close Up

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In addition, the next-gen X-Trail will also come fitted with Nissan’s Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive and Nissan Connect 2.0 features. The crossover will also be equipped with the carmaker’s ProPilot advanced driver-assistance system.

The Nissan X-Trail will be available in China later on during the year. What do you think of the X-Trail in this market? If Nissan Philippines decides to introduce this next-generation model here, would you want to see both the engine and the suite of tech land here, too? The comments section is open.

Photos of the New Nissan X-Trail

The New Nissan X-Trail Front View

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The New Nissan X-Trail Rear View

The New Nissan X-Trail Close Up Head Lamp

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The New Nissan X-Trail Close Up Tail Lights

The New Nissan X-Trail Dashboard

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The New Nissan X-Trail Dashboard Alternative Angle

The New Nissan X-Trail Steering Wheel and Infotainment System

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The New Nissan X-Trail Center Console and Gear Stick

The New Nissan X-Trail Passenger Seats

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The New Nissan X-Trail Alternative Front Angle

The New Nissan X-Trail Alternative Rear Angle

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