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Nissan reveals the new-generation X-Trail in China

Not much info about the car, but enjoy the photos

We love the modern-looking lights up front. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

You must have had a blast seeing a lot of car news in your news feed courtesy of the Shanghai Auto Show. One of the automakers that shared information about their upcoming products is Nissan, which revealed the long-overdue fourth-generation X-Trail.

Which angle do you prefer: front or rear? PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

In the press release, Nissan described the X-Trail as being a “segment leader and bestseller in China” and “key model in the Nissan NEXT transformation plan.” This plan is a four-year blueprint for achieving “sustainable growth, financial stability and profitability by the end of fiscal-year 2023.”

Said press statement didn’t include much information about the new-generation X-Trail, but it came with a lot of product photographs.

Does the side view remind you of another Nissan SUV model? PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

If this vehicle looks very familiar to you, that’s because it’s basically the same model the brand introduced in North America last year as the Rogue. At least we think it is—it looks exactly like it.

Obviously, the new interior is a huge improvement over the current X-Trail cabin. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

The only meaningful detail that Nissan shared about the new X-Trail in the press release is that the vehicle “will be launched in China in the second half of 2021.” Will this be the same X-Trail version that our market will eventually get? We believe it is. Let’s see.

For now, let’s spend our time discussing whether we like the design (and the interior) of the car.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.