When Nissan launched its distinctive, boxy X-Trail back in 2001, few were prepared for just how driveable and practical the car would prove. It made the compact 4x4 far more of a family proposition than its rivals, and clocked up healthy sales as a result.
Now, though, it's due for replacement, with the new car due on sale in the UK in September. With sophisticated rivals now on the scene in the form of the Land Rover Freelander and Hyundai Santa Fe, things have moved on and Nissan has had to respond.
We've been one of the first to drive the new car, so read on to find out how the new car shapes up.