Nissan X-Trail to get new name

* Nissan X-Trail replacement due in 2013 * Will get a new name * Based on Hi-Cross concept car...

Nissan X-Trail to get new name

A replacement for the Nissan X-Trail is due in 2013, but Nissan sources have revealed it will get a new name.

The new SUV was previewed by the Hi-Cross concept car unveiled at the 2012 Geneva motor show. A Nissan source told us that the production version will look almost identical.

The source also suggested that the new model wont be called X-Trail, but will be given a new name, as part of a move to give it a classier image. The name has already been decided, our source told us, and it wont be Hi-Cross.

The Hi-Cross concept car has three rows of seats and a seven-seat capacity, a layout that's likely to be retained - possibly as an option - for the new SUV.

Steve Huntingford