X marks the spot if you’re in the market for a new trailblazer

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X marks the spot if you’re in the market for a new trailblazer

You’ll have to wait for it, but when Nissan’s new SUV lands it will inject power and style into your driving

Phuti Mpyane

The third-generation Nissan X-Trail (or Rogue, as it’s know in the US) was unveiled last week.

Much of the outgoing version’s appeal lay in it offering space for up to seven passengers, making it more attractive than a raft of rivals, including five-seaters from Hyundai, Kia, Mazda and Volkswagen. However, the 2020 version of the SUV that debuted in 2000 is in five-seat guise.

This latest model, though designed on a new platform, remains the same size as the outgoing model, with a wheel base of 2,705mm. However, it’s 3.8cm shorter, with a half-centimetre lower roofline...

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