Speaking at the Frankfurt motor show, Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said, "This fourth generation model builds on the X-Trail's earned reputation for value, innovation, style and reliability. This also replaces the US market Rogue to become a sole global car for us; it will be built in five plants worldwide and sold in more than 100 markets. It's another segment busting model for us like the Juke and Qashqai. The X-Trail introduces a new platform (Common Module Family) that will be rolled out over next five years on everything from a small Indian market car to a large premium offering. (The Module) maximises volume and cost efficiency and allows us to pass on savings, the economy is up to 20 percent better model for model.”
Ghosn also hinted that further development of the X-Trail is also underway, with a new seven-seat option with a sliding second row of seats to provide more space and flexibility. The X-Trail is set to provide 'unexpected levels of comfort and quietness', says Nissan, with plenty of soft-touch materials used inside and a fatigue-free seat design. “Building on the popularity of the Qashqai in its segment, the idea is to repeat its success in the D-segment,” a source revealed to Autocar at the Hi-Cross’s launch.