The Nissan X-Trail has been a long time favourite here in South Africa. It offers practicality, reliability and a good mix of on and off-road capability. It is however long in the tooth now, meaning that it is time for a replacement and one seems to be on the horizon.
According to reports, the new and long awaited X-Trail will arrive next summer (2022). The world debut took place last week at Auto Shanghai 2021.
Like its cousin the Qashqai, it will be based upon the Alliance CMF-C platform, which is the highly advanced architecture which was designed to accommodate Nissan’s advanced e-POWER powertrain, as well as being a showcase of highly evolved driver assistance technology, improved refinement and dynamic performance.
The all-new X-Trail will be the fourth generation of the successful family-oriented SUV and will retain the formula of the previous generations, offering a flexible and versatile interior for buyers with a sense of adventure combined with the latest Nissan on-board technologies. Like the current X-Trail, the new iteration will be available with a folding third row of seats offering extra convenience for families and friends to share rich experiences away from home, but it will remain sufficiently compact for easy parking manoeuvres.
The arrival of the new X-Trail in the summer of 2022 will complete a dramatic overhaul and reinvention of Nissan’s eye-catching range.
From the introduction of the striking and audacious second generation Juke in November 2019, via the global unveil of the stunning all-new, fully electric Ariya crossover in July 2020 and the unveil of the third generation of the iconic, pioneering Qashqai in February 2021, the new X-Trail demonstrates Nissan’s bold, innovative drive for an electrified future under the banner of Nissan NEXT, Nissan’s business transformation plan.
“The renewal of Nissan’s line-up continues at pace. The new X-Trail will remain true to its well-established SUV formula which has proved so successful for Nissan since the introduction of the first model in 2001. It will offer more efficiency, refinement, versatility and user-friendly technology. And it will complement its electrified crossover cousins in the range, giving customers an outstanding SUV with an electrified powertrain for their daily needs,” said Guillaume Cartier, Chairperson, Nissan Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania (AMIEO) region.