In the Chinese market the X-Trail has proven to be a relative hit in the Nissan dealership, Nissan offer the Qashqai, X-Trail and Murano for China but only the Qasqhai sells in large numbers, the X-Trail has been more of a mans vehicle thanks to the square boxy styling that only really sees it compete against the Jeep Patriot.
The Hi-Cross Concept was unveiled late last year at the Geneva Auto Show was supposed to give an idea of what the future X-Trail might look like when it hits the production lines. Thanks to auto.sohu, we don’t have to wait until 2014 to see the real thing as they’ve managed to find it in the Chinese patent office:
The new 2014 X-Trail seems to have stayed fairly true to its concept roots and gives the current X-Trail’s square looks a mild rounding around the edges. Engine power is still undetermined, but so far Nissan haven’t seemed to push any small displacement turbo power, only the Tiida has seen the introduction of the 1.6T. All other models in the Nissan line up rely on naturally aspirated four or six cylinder engines, leaving Nissan behind the likes of VW.