3rd-gen Nissan X-Trail doesn't look like the model it's replacing


Nissan X-Trail

When Nissan released the second-generation X-Trail a few years ago, most observers were underwhelmed, specifically because it looked almost the same as the first-gen model. Unless you were really familiar with the vehicle, you'd be hard-pressed to tell one from the other.

Thankfully, the all-new third-generation X-Trail is a big departure from its two predecessors. Nothing groundbreaking in its styling, but at least it doesn't wear the same appearance as the outgoing model. The latest X-Trail iteration has been presented by Nissan at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It has shades of the Juke, the Murano, even the Patrol--anything but the current X-Trail.

This bodes well for the expected return of Nissan Motor Company (Japan) to the Philippine market. We bet you can't wait for its arrival. So can't we.


Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail


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  • boss joey 8 months ago
    With this X-trail, Nissan will be back on the game.
  • eurofreak 8 months ago
    Any indication on when this will arrive in the PHI?
    • foolishofficer 8 months ago
      Hopefully not 2 more years - case of Sentra 200 and Xtrail Gen2. Is the current XTrail locally assembly? If yes, that is likely the waiting time. If no, then earlier is possible.
    • mo_lave 8 months ago

      When Gen 4 releases worldwide
    • Nobushino 8 months ago
      November pa release nito in the US, so probably 2 - 3 years lol
  • jesslink 8 months ago
    its the Nissan Rouge 2014 in the states.
  • codemonkey23 8 months ago
    • ralf21 7 months ago
      please NMPI, bring the x-trail with a diesel variant to challenge the tucson, sportage and captiva in compact suv...
  • rpal 8 months ago
    Lexus Rx rear??
  • foolishofficer 8 months ago
    It depends on how this is priced. Hopefully not as expensive as the Sentra 200 was vs its competitors.
  • neutral 8 months ago
    Crossover SUVs, truck based-SUVs & MPVs will be challenged by this new X-trail if offered in diesel & gas, & more so if with 7 seat configuration. Sta. Fe, Captiva, & Peugeot 5008(all are 7seats) might be the most affected specially if the new X-trail will be priced between 1.3M &1.7M.
  • jmtyper 8 months ago
    Very nice...even more if there's a diesel engine in store for us...
  • maranello_5775 8 months ago
    looks good though there's a tracing of the current rav4,santa fe and rx in the design
  • GTi 8 months ago
    I like it. And it seems that Nissan is taking pages off Toyota's design book. The rear end screams Lexus RX too. If this comes with the right engines and pricing, it'll definitely put Nissan on the right track.
  • barry 8 months ago
    And I hope that Nissan Motor Company will offer a diesel engine in the future. the design is impressive! pardon me for my ignorance but this will be a threat to other CUV in it's segment...
  • elxdv 7 months ago
    it looks similar to the Renault/Dacia Duster, but I think it is a bit larger. Sometime before some people used to hate cars with curves like the hyundai tucson.
    • GotToRead 8 months ago
      It is based on the Duster that's why there are similarities
  • aventador 7 months ago
    Looks like murano
  • bruce 7 months ago
    thought initially was a murano.. nice one Nissan!
  • Josh Miranda 7 months ago
    Nissan is back!!! Looks like Murano though. But this X-Trail will be a big threat in leading CRV, RAV4 and other competitor in this segment. Good job Nissan! :)
  • Kyoichi Sudo 7 months ago
    Still can't believe its a X-trail. That alone is enough to shame the simple CR-V and the stylish-feeling RAV4...

    Job well done Nissan!
  • SkodaRenault 7 months ago
    Been driving the T30 (1st Gen) since 2006, almost got tempted to try the T31 (2nd Gen) but changed my mind due to the CVT tranny which I personally disliked, hope this 3rd Gen will skip the CVT tranny, just a wishful thinking though.
    • romeldinho 8 months ago
      and i thought nissan has the best xtronic cvt implementation...
  • ashek268 7 months ago
  • AJ 7 months ago
    Ganda! Finally!
  • murcielago 7 months ago
    Mitsubishi outlander, toyota Rav-4, Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage, hyundai tucson, or THIS? :D
    • ralf21 7 months ago
      for me, sportage (the diesel one) or x-trail if nmpi will offer a diesel variant.
    • Kyoichi Sudo 8 months ago
      Still the rugged Outlander for me, next is this one of a kind beauty and the Utilitarian Sportage ;)
  • Feeter Silverster 7 months ago
    Mukhang Santa Fe ang direct competitor nito, pero asa pa tayo kung dadalhin ng Nissan dito yan.
  • vgpena 7 months ago
    I like the front a lot. The backside is a bit generic but not *gly. Just generic.

    I hope it drives well :)
  • eljo3025 8 months ago
    Saab Grille Lexus RX rear. But I'm a fan of the Lexus RX. Kaya let's see.
  • codenamejanrei 8 months ago
    Finally, it's not *gly anymore! :D
  • Juan Camaro 8 months ago
    The long wait is over.
  • aln123 8 months ago
    Wow, it's the best looking Nissan SUV I've seen. But looks alone doesn't mean best seller. Nissan has got a lot of work to do in the Phil market. From timely and the right engine/ product introduction, better marketing, to most important of all, dealer shop integrity. I'm one of those victimized by Nissan dealer shenanigans. And perhaps we will consider patronizing the Nissan brand again.
  • Road King 8 months ago
    Please Nissan price it smartly.
    Welcome back to the ballgame, go Nissan....
  • Mod777 8 months ago
    It looks like a Murano
  • BMagee 8 months ago
    i wonder which powerplant variants they will bring to PH, i sure hope there's diesel
  • marco.nicandro 7 months ago
    the back kinda reminds me of the RX-350
  • RacerXph 7 months ago
    Very nice! If it comes in diesel variant with a matching price that is within my budget, this could be my first brand new car! I have doubts though ...
  • Radenbach 8 months ago
    am also waiting for the return of the terrano.. nissan seems to be waking up, hope they have their coffee strong! go nissan!
  • stelvio 8 months ago
    This should arrive on the Philippine Market as early as 2017.
  • twenk123 8 months ago
    in DIESEL, please...
  • brennuscarolus 8 months ago
    Woah, I was just browsing the net and found the new Nissan Rouge, I was also just about to ask you guys if the Rogue wil be available in the Philippines. And wow, the new Rogue is the X-Trail as well! :) I hope this will arrive in our shores soon. :) Good job Nissan! :D
  • oh_noh 7 months ago
    impreza face with lexus shape/tail *nice*
  • Haggar 8 months ago
    About time Nissan grew a brain and unified their CUV platforms. I never understood why they refused to bring the Rogue here and kept pushing the old X-Trail. At least now they're globally universal like the Rav and CR-V
  • Nobushino 8 months ago
    Uhhh..Nissan as a test of its marketability, you should try releasing it first in the Philippines ; )
  • GodziRRa! 2 months ago
    Nissan Ph. We are EAGERLY waiting for this car. So pls. bring it this year. Coz if it will be too long, which I hope not, we might settle with our 2nd choice Forester XT. :/
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