Spotted: The next-generation Nissan X-Trail

Here's why you should keep your eyes peeled when you're going out of town
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Feb 15, 2010

TopGear.com.ph Car News Nissan X Trail

The next-generation Nissan X-Trail should be hitting the local market soon, and TopGear.com.ph has proof to support this fearless forecast.

A barely-disguised new Nissan X-Trail was spotted along the North Luzon Expressway last weekend.

Although it still had tape over parts of its headlights and taillights, the unit was quite conspicuous as the words "Test Drive" were largely spelled out on its doors and on the area where the rear license plate should be.

The new X-Trail retains the boxy styling of the current-generation sport-ute. The only distinct difference between the incoming and the current X-Trail lies on the headlight design and the kink on the rear quarter window. A quick check with Nissan's global sites reveal, however, that the new X-Trail will sport a conventionally-mounted instrument panel to replace the quirky center-mounted one on the previous generation.

The new Nissan X-Trail is also slightly larger than the previous model and is available globally with either a two-liter petrol engine or a similar displacement CRDi one.

Nissan Motor Philippines remains mum over when the new Nissan X-Trail will hit showrooms, but it should be soon. The new Nissan X-Trail had its global launch back in 2007.

TopGear.com.ph Spotted Nissan X-Trail

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