2012 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Nissan Hi-Cross Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 28, 2012

Nissan hopes that the new X-Trail, which will be shown at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, will be at least as successful as the Qashqai. The design for the new X-Trail has been significantly revised. From the boxy, utilitarian appearance of the outgoing model, the new one offers a cross-over styling that’s smoother.

The new model also gets a stronger on-road bias to the ride and handling. It’s expected that both the two and four-wheel drive transmissions are will be engineered. UK fans would also be glad to know that Nissan could offer a two-wheel drive X-Trail for the first time in the country.

Nissan expects that with the new X-Trail, it will beat conventional saloons such as the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia. A source said that Nissan is “building on the popularity of the Qashqai in its segment” and that the automaker hopes to “repeat its success in the D-segment.” It’s likely to rival the Ford S-Max, which the X-Trail aims to defeat with its seven-seat configuration.

There may even be a five-seat version designed for the X-Trail. Nissan has yet to provide details about the engines but the core engine will probably be a 2.0-litre diesel.

There would likely also be several smaller capacity oil-burners and several petrols. The UK launch of the new X-Trail is slated to be in autumn 2013. It will probably be priced from £25,000.

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