The current Nissan X-Trail came out in the market in 2013. A facelift was given to its popular compact crossover SUV for the 2018 model year, which is available as a seven-seater here in the Philippines. Fortunately, it seems that we do not have to wait any longer for the X-Trail’s unveiling. Nissan Motor Corporation has announced during its live stream on YouTube about its fiscal year 2019 financial results and its transformation plan for 2020-2023 that the next-generation Nissan X-Trail will be unveiled this June.
About a month ago, alleged leaked photos of the next-generation Nissan X-Trail, which is also called the Rogue in North America, were circulating on online forums. The leaked photos do match the spy shots that are also circulating online, clearly showing its large V-Motion grille and more sculpted bodywork.
We expect the Nissan X-Trail to continue being powered by a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine generating 180 hp and sends power to the front or all four wheels via a CVT. We also expect that it will come with a host of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility advanced driver assistance features, which includes automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, and the brand’s latest ProPilot autonomous driving system.
The presentation also highlighted 11 other new vehicles set to make their debut in the next 18 months. This July, Nissan will finally unveil the production version of the Nissan Ariya electric SUV, which made its debut as a concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. For its luxury brand Infiniti, a new QX55 crossover SUV will also make its debut in the coming months. Meanwhile, the Nissan Kicks e-Power, which made its global debut in Thailand, will soon be launched in its home market in Japan.
Nissan will also take advantage of the alliance it formed with Renault and Mitsubishi. The three companies will be sharing each of their strengths in order to remain competitive in key automotive markets around the globe. Nissan also says that they will not push with excessive sales plans. Rather, the Japanese automaker will focus more on steady, profitable growth, concentrate on core competencies, and also restoring the Japanese culture of “Nissan-ness” for the new era within the company. Nissan-ness means going back to its Japanese roots on how the company deals with its products and the core operation of their business.