Nissan has further delayed the launch of the X-Trail SUV in India, which is now scheduled for early 2017, as against sometime later this year. This marks the second occasion on which, the launch date of the SUV has been pushed back, with the company’s original plans being during the last festive season.
According to company sources, Nissan has held back the launch as engineers were concerned about the performance of the SUV’s hybrid powertrain in extreme Indian conditions and are thus testing it further. As reported earlier, the X-trail this time round will be launched in the hybrid avatar only.
The first time the launch dates were postponed because the company was at the time, struggling to meet the right price-point for the SUV.
When launched early next year, the X-Trail brand will begin its second innings in India. The original X-Trail was the first Nissan to officially go on sale in the country back in 2004, before it was discontinued in 2014, a decade later, because of low demand.