We’ve previously heard rumours that the X-Trail would debut in Frankfurt and this production-ready-looking headlight teaser has all but confirmed it. It clearly borrows inspiration from the Hi-Cross concept that was seen at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, featuring the same LED light signature and a chromed ‘U’ in the centre of the grille holding the Nissan badge.
Nissan has previously told us that the X-Trail will use the same platform as the next-generation Qashqai. Shared with alliance partner Renault, it’s called the Common Modular Family platform and it’ll underpin 11 future Renaults including the Espace, the Scenic and Laguna.
The X-Trail is predicted to be a seven-seater, which will allow Nissan to discontinue the Qashqai+2 model and use the X-Trail as its replacement. Nissan will also be hoping to make it less rugged and with more of an on-road bias in an attempt to attract more sales.
Following its unveil in Frankfurt, expect the new X-Trail to go on sale early in 2014. Prices will kick off at around £27,000.