Nissan X-Trail concept at Geneva 2013

  • Nissan X-Trail to be replaced by 2014
  • Concept car likely at 2013 Geneva show
  • Seven-seat and two-wheel-drive models likely
A virtually production-ready version of the Nissan X-Trail could be revealed at the 2013 Geneva show
A virtually production-ready version of the Nissan X-Trail could be revealed at the 2013 Geneva show
Nissan has plans to reveal a virtually production-ready replacement for the X-Trail at the 2013 Geneva motor show.

The new car will be designed with a broader appeal to global markets, allowing a single model to be sold around the world.

However, Andy Palmer, the company’s vice-president for product planning, said that it would retain its current abilities: 'It has to be capable off-road even if it is not used as such.'

That said, it is likely that a two-wheel-drive version would be part of the line-up.

A lower-CO2 version is also likely, with smaller diesel engines a strong consideration. ‘Philosophically we would talk about smaller engines, we believe in downsizing and in clean diesel, so it makes a lot of sense,’ added Palmer.

Another development from the current car is the option of a third row of seats, with Palmer confirming there will definitely be five- and seven-seat versions offered.

The name is likely to remain unchanged.

By Tom Webster

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