The jury of the Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) 2023 has awarded Nissan X-Trail the title of Best Large SUV 2023 for its thirteenth edition.
Speaking about the accolade, Makoto Uchida, Nissan's CEO, said:
"We are delighted that the jury of the Women's World Car of the Year has awarded the honour of best Large SUV to the Nissan X-Trail. The X-Trail is our family SUV icon, with a heritage of over 20 years. It has remained true to its original recipe: robust SUV looks, advanced and efficient all-wheel drive powertrains and flexible practicality, which come together to enable family adventures. We took the voices of our female customers into consideration throughout the design and development process, so we're particularly proud that the jury of eminent female automotive journalists from all over the world has recognized the X-Trail's talents."
Built on the Alliance CMF-C platform, the new X-Trail boasts of muscular design and advanced technologies offering effortless EV drive feeling thanks to e-POWER technology together with a twin-motor e-4ORCE all-wheel drive system. The new X-Trail is available as a five- or seven-seater, offering a convenient option for days out with extended family or friends. As an electrified seven-seater SUV, it is unique in its segment.
Nissan's ground-breaking e-POWER drive technology provides an electric vehicle (EV) driving experience without the requirement for recharging. The e-POWER system in the new X-Trail consists of a high-output battery, a powertrain with a variable compression ratio gasoline engine, a power generator, an inverter, and a 150kW front electric motor built right in, and it is integrated with those components. Due to this unusual engine, the only source of power for the wheels is an electric motor, producing a quick and linear reaction to the accelerator.
With sales in over 100 markets and over 20 years of enabling family outings, the X-Trail is one of Nissan's most popular vehicles worldwide. The third and fourth generations of the X-Trail have shared a common DNA, which is used in the fourth generation.
A consortium initiative called ServCity that was funded by Nissan and assisted by the UK government has completed its deployment of cutting-edge autonomous drive technology in intricate urban settings in London that is connected with the city's infrastructure.
After three years of study and more than 1,600 miles of autonomous testing, Nissan and consortium partners have created a roadmap that will assist UK communities in integrating cutting-edge autonomous car technologies with existing city infrastructure. The research also looked at how cities can offer a "Robotaxi"-style service in the future to help commuters and city dwellers.
The ServCity connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV), which is based on the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, has successfully completed progressively difficult validation trials on the roads of London while connected to the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in Greenwich. In order to create a futuristic co-operative infrastructure environment, ServCity was able to fully utilise the capabilities of SMLL, which used its network of roadside sensors and a data processing suite. This environment sent new sources of data to the CAV in order to enhance its situational awareness. The infrastructure can alert a vehicle to an object that is out of its line of sight (for example, around a bend or in the distance) and allow the car to make a lane change or other manoeuvre to guarantee smooth traffic flow.