X-TrailNissan’s line-up for the G8 Hokkaido Toyaki summit next month will include a Nissan X-Trail equipped with a version of Renault’s M9R diesel engine.

This new engine will feature piezo-electric injectors, a 1,600 bar common rail system, a variable geometry turbocharger, a diesel particulate filter, a lean NOx-trap catalyst and a system to modulate the DPF and catalysts on the fly depending on driving conditions.

Nissan already offers turbodiesel engines in the second generation Nissan X-Trail in Europe which are also from the M9R family (which Nissan calls M1D), featuring two different power outputs of between 148hp and 173hp, and 320Nm to 360Nm of torque respectively, within the range of a 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine.

The Japanese market diesel-powered X-Trail due in September 2009 will offer similiar power outputs, but its emissions will be tuned to suit Japan’s ‘post new long-term regulations’ due to start taking effect from October 2009.