Nissan’s X-Trail aims higher with a new hybrid charge

The rejuvenated X-Trail comes with improved exterior design and a novel hybrid powertrain that hints at an electric future

Nissan is unveiling a rejuvenated X-Trail and its exterior design is evolutionary in all the right ways

The popularity of crossovers and SUVs as we know them today can at least partially be attributed to Nissan. When it introduced the Qashqai in 2006, the model was an overnight success, selling in massive numbers and becoming a household name. It seemingly solved a problem many car buyers didn’t know they had: sitting too low.

In turn, this created a new problem for Nissan as its X-Trail – a competent off-roader in the traditional ...