Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML) today launched the all-new X-TRAIL.
X-TRAIL is the fourth passenger vehicle to be launched this year in
China from the partnership between Nissan and Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.
X-TRAIL will be marketed under the Chinese name “Qijun,” which
translates as a fast and tough horse and matches the vehicle’s
positioning as an authentic 4×4 that is also at home in an urban
X-TRAIL brings Chinese customers a fresh alternative for both on-
and off-road driving excitement. Delivering the latest technology,
including all-mode 4×4-i, X-TRAIL will be offered in five grades,
including two with the gasoline-powered 2.0 liter engine (MR20DE), and
three with the gasoline-powered 2.5 liter engine (QR25DE). Both engines
are available with a six-speed manual transmission and CVT.
X-TRAIL ranges in price from RMB 207,800 (USD: $30,558) to RMB
258,800 (USD: $38,058). DFL projects monthly sales of more than 2,500
The launch of X-TRAIL complements DFL’s full model line-up of
passenger vehicles for China, which includes luxury and mid-sized
sedans, hatchbacks, MPVs and crossovers.
More than 800,000 units of the first generation of X-TRAIL, first
introduced in 2000, were sold in 167 countries. Previewed at the Geneva
International Motor Show in March 2007, the second generation X-TRAIL
has achieved sales of 140,000 units since launch.
X-TRAIL is manufactured at DFL’s Huadu plant, the third facility to build X-TRAIL. Japan and Indonesia also manufacture X-TRAIL.
Note: Amounts in dollars are translated for the convenience of the
reader at the foreign exchange rate of 6.8 RMB per 1 U.S. dollar.