With a focus on electric vehicles and creating new market niches in recent years, it was high-time Nissan updated its ageing X-Trail SUV.

The new model showcases a much more style-led look, with the boxy utilitarianism of old replaced with a curvaceous aesthetic that cribs elements of the company's 2012 Hi-Cross concept.

Increased practicality is the name of the game with a third row of seats available as an option.

It's also likely to have much better road-manners than it's mud-plugging forebear, but we won't know for sure until next year when it arrives in the UK sporting a price tag of around £27,000. Browse Nissan X-Trails for sale.

Stephen Jury


September 11, 2013