X-Trail/Rogue (Nissan)

Aug 04, 2021

On July 30, 2021, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (Dongfeng Nissan) held an event for the launch of the next-generation X-Trail compact crossover SUV in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The vehicle is available in eight versions and retails for between CNY 181,900 and CNY 262,900.
The vehicle was developed based on the CMF-CD (CMF: Common Module Family) platform and features Nissan’s new V-Motion 3.0 design language with a distinctive and powerful appearance. It has a Double V-Motion front mated to the U-Shape beltlines. Additionally, the vehicle has a suspended roof and 19-inch wheel hubs.
With regard to dimensions, the vehicle is 4,681mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,730mm (1,725mm) high with a wheelbase of 2,706mm.
In terms of the powertrain, the vehicle is equipped with a VC-Turbo engine with a maximum power output of 150kW and a peak torque of 300Nm. The “VC-Turbo” stands for Variable Compression Turbo, which means that this is a turbocharged engine with a variable compression ratio. Additionally, the vehicle has a next-generation CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and a 12V ALiS (Advanced Lithium-ion battery System) mild hybrid system. A front-wheel drive (FWD) system and an all-wheel drive (AWD) system are available for the vehicle. The AWD versions feature Nissan’s second-generation All-Mode 4x4-i system. 
In addition, some versions of the vehicle have a 12.3-inch HD console screen supported by a 6-core processor, a NissanConnect 2.0 infotainment system and the ProPILOT system which supports Level-2 autonomous driver assistance functions. The highest-spec version also includes a 12.3-inch color interactive instrument panel with a 3D display effect.

From Dongfeng Nissan’s WeChat platform press release and information from Dongfeng Nissan’s website

Jul 27, 2021

According to various media sources, on July 23, 2021, Nissan Motor Corporation (Nissan) announced that production had resumed at its plant in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. The plant, where the X-Trail compact SUV is produced, halted its production temporarily from July 21 due to rainstorm damage in the city.
Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL) announced on its WeChat platform that Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd. (Zhengzhou Nissan), a manufacturing site where the Navara pickup and the Terra mid-sized SUV are produced, resumed its operation partially in the afternoon of July 21 after a 12-hour shutdown. The site resumed production completely on July 22. Additionally, Zhengzhou Nissan’s research and development office building resumed operation on July 23. Zhengzhou Nissan has more than 2,800 employees working at its facilities in the city. Despite the rainstorm damage, all employees were in safe condition. No damage had been caused to important equipment and vehicles in the warehouse.    
On July 26, some media sources reported that investors of Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (Yutong Bus) and Haima Motor Co., Ltd. (Haima Motor) had inquired about damage suffered by both automakers and their manufacturing sites in Zhengzhou during the rainstorm period. According to Yutong Bus, the operation of its manufacturing site in Zhengzhou was not affected by rainstorms. Haima Motor claimed that a part of equipment was soaked at its plant. The rooftop guiding gutters of some facilities and plant buildings also suffered damage as they tumbled down in rainstorms. The bounding walls and protective facilities around plant buildings had collapsed. The aforesaid facts affected the water and power supply at Haima Motor’s plant in Zhengzhou and will delay the resumption of operation. Haima Motor expects its Zhengzhou plant to resume operation completely in August.   
From various media sources and DFL’s WeChat platform press release
Keyword: plant operating status

Jul 22, 2021

According to various media sources on July 21, several automakers’ Zhengzhou plants suffered to different degrees from extremely heavy rainfall for the last few days in Henan Province.
The head of Nissan China stated that production at its Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company Zhengzhou (Dongfeng Nissan Zhengzhou) Plant, where such models as the X-Trail compact SUV are produced, was suspended. Insiders from Dongfeng Motor Corporation added that so far, people were safe at the Zhengzhou site, while as a result of heavy rainfall, emergency rescue was underway at some locations inside the Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd. LCV manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou (production of such models as the Navara pickup truck and the Terra mid-sized SUV) and the Dongfeng Nissan Zhengzhou branch plant. The LCV manufacturing plant not only built dams at key locations to stop rainwater from flowing, but also quickly pumped and drained water to ensure that plant equipment and parts were not underwater. Additionally, people were organized to evacuate new vehicles that had rolled off the production line to avoid property loss.
From sources within the investor relations department, Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (Yutong Bus) resolved to halt production on the day of July 21 and follow-up arrangements will depend on circumstances. At present, there is still mud, but without water accumulation inside the plant.
In addition, Haima Motor Co., Ltd. (Haima Motor) suggested that heavy rainfall shut off water and power supply and resulted in downtime at its Zhengzhou production site, including its third plant producing vehicles for XPeng Inc. (XPeng). For this, XPeng responded that it will have no impact on production and sales of XPeng vehicles.
From various media sources
Keyword: plant operating status