Nissan concept expected to preview next X-Trail SUV
LONDON – Nissan will reveal the Hi-Cross crossover concept at the Geneva auto show. The concept is expected to preview a replacement for the X-Trail medium SUV.
Nissan wouldn't officially comment on the significance of the Hi-Cross, other than to say that the company is the "undisputed leader" in the crossover segment and that the concept explores ideas to expand its range.
A source close to Nissan said the Hi-Cross previews a production car that will be larger than the carmaker's Qashqai and Juke models.
The Hi-Cross will be shown in Geneva alongside the Invitation subcompact concept, which previews a replacement for the Nissan Note.
"With the Invitation you'll be able look through the concept to the production car and the Hi-Cross is going to be similar to that," the source said.
The production version of the Hi-Cross is expected to launch in 2013.
Last year, Nissan sold 9,235 X-Trails in Europe, according to market analysts JATO Dynamics, compared with 216,760 Qashqais and 106,461 Jukes.
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