Nissan has just revealed this teaser of an upcoming Crossover SUV that is due to debut in the fall of 2007. While some regulars in the blogosphere suspect this may be the replacement for the Murano, here in The Garage we have a different view. Up here in the Great White North, we have a little known vehicle (to the American reader) called the X-Trail. The X-Trail Was a Europe only vehicle for years, until it’s release in Canada as a CRV fighter in 2005. Our bet is that this little snippet is really the aft quarter of the Qashqai.
Unofficial reports say the Qashqai has been slated to replace the X-Trail in 07. Pretty much every Journo in North America has said that the QQ had better have a more consumer friendly name before the truck hits our shores, and Rogue certainly seems to fit the bill. Now let’s just hope they have a performance version to fill the shoes that the name implies. Let’s see a blacked out version with 300 HP to do the X-Men proud!
Oh yeah, and who cares to lay money on the fact that Rogue is going to be up for sale in the US? Well, that’s really a given, as it will debut on January 7 at the North American International Auto Show.