The next-generation Nissan X-trail was supposed to make its debut later this year. However, online photos have been leaked showing off what could be the all-new vehicle ahead of its expected official reveal. The photos of the supposed new X-trail were published on an Instagram account Kurdistan_Automotive_blog that shows off the vehicle's new look. The third generation of the X-trail has been on sale in the automotive market since 2013, with almost 7 years on sale and a facelift under its belt, this makes the vehicle a prime candidate for an all-new model. According to reports the all-new model is set to make its official debut in the second half of 2020 for the Japanese and US markets. The US market, however, will launch the all-new crossover under the "Rogue" nameplate.
The 2021 Nissan X-trail now comes with a boxier design. It's chunkier than its predecessor but still features the Japanese brand’s signature design language. At the front, the vehicle comes with a new larger V-motion grille that almost extends to the lower bumper. It is flanked on either side by a pair of split headlights. The design choice resembles that of the first generation Juke, where the vehicle’s signal and daytime running lights are at the top, while the main headlights are at the bottom.
At the rear, the X-trail gets a sculpted rear bumper with a large rear kick plate and an integrated roof spoiler. The new taillights carry over the same shape and design of the older model but with a wider and more angular look.
The inside of the Japanese crossover also gets a big update. The dashboard and door trims now come in a two-tone design, and a new large floating infotainment system now takes center stage. New digital gauges are also present in the vehicle but its dimensions are still unknown. A wireless smartphone charger can also be found as well as a new gear selector.
Engine options have not yet been confirmed for the all-new X-trail but reports are suggesting that it could come with a mix of carryover power plants. Another possible power option is a hybrid drivetrain or even a plug-in version as Nissan has stated that it wants to ramp up its electric-powered vehicle options. The Japanese brand is also making a new lithium-ion battery and the all-new X-trail could be the best platform to test out the batteries on.