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Published on April 17th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


Here’s the New Nissan X-Trail Unofficially Leaked

Covid-19 has been really good for leaked images of cars, perhaps because car executives aren’t using secure enough channels to send pictures and videos around, or perhaps these leaks are intentional.

Sometime last week, Brazilian patent images showed what looked like the new X-Trail in very basic, colourless technical drawings. This time around, Worldscoop forum seems to be the source of leaks to actual brochure images of the upcoming X-Trail, known as the ‘Rogue’ in some markets.

It’s still not officially confirmed that this is an X-Trail, but the timing for a replacement is just right and the size fits too. There’s no real need for Nissan to change the nameplate with how much marketing they’ve done to get the “X-Trail” name out there, unless they’re really looking to freshen their perceived value with a new model name, an exercise they’ve done before.

The images leaked show both the interior and exterior of the mid-sized SUV, supposedly looking chunkier than before. Twin headlights that were popular on other Nissan models like the Juke and Serena have found their way onto the X-Trail. Oddly enough, the Nissan Araya Concept SUV didn’t feature this design element. Perhaps that’s supposed to preview a Murano replacement model or something more electrified and fresh altogether.

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The red X-Trail replacement we see pictured also features a revised V-Motion front grille, more aggressive styling than the outgoing facelift 3rd generation X-Trail and a panoramic sunroof bordered by chrome roof rails.

Interior photos show a dual-tone dashboard with wood trim, what looks like an electronic gear shifter, Wireless Qi charging, a rotary dial for drive modes, electronic parking brake with auto hold (already a feature on the current X-Trail), fully digitial instrument cluster and a rather large Apple Carplay enabled infotainment unit with a taller aspect ratio.

A sort of double stitch diamond pattern adorns the seat upholstery, which is shown in black leather with the top of the door cards in brown. The now-familiar flat-bottomed steering is present here.

Several layouts of the digital instrument cluster were shown as well, each with either navigation, driver assist, or media information placed in the centre with essential information pushed off to either side.

An additional photo shows a plush, fixed 2nd row of seats, indicating that this isn’t a 7-seater version of the X-Trail. Whether this is an indication of whether that variant will continue to be offered is unclear.

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