The new X-Trail will arrive in Europe next year - with an e-Power hybrid powertrain from launch.
Nissan has also confirmed that the new X-Trail will move onto the CMF-C platform that underpins the All-New Nissan Qashqai. Designed with the adoptions of the hybrid powertrain in mind, it will use the same set-up as the Qashqai.
Nissan says the four-wheel-drive version will give the new X-Trail “rugged versatility” and improve ability off-road, with the all-wheel-drive system configurable for snow, gravel or mud, helping boost confidence in bad conditions.
The styling follows the latest Qashqai’s too, with a more pronounced V-Motion grille and narrow headlight units. The X-Trail boasts some strong styling lines, giving it a chunkier look to its softer-surfaced predecessor, while at the rear shallow tail-light units, a big silver insert for the bumper and a contrasting roof complete the look.
The new CMF-C platforms means the X-Trail will also be available with a third row of seats, offering the seven-seat capability for larger families.
The interior will pack more advanced kit, including more driver assistance systems to help safety in this family-oriented machine, while the upgraded platform will also help boost refinement and dynamic performance, according to Nissan.
With the X-Trail’s on-sale date some way off in 2022 and the car only just unveiled, Nissan hasn’t yet revealed pricing, but given the new platform and the increase in technology on offer, expect the new car to rise over the outgoing model’s £26,835 starting price.