Anton Andres / Nissan | November 09, 2017 12:52
Nissan goes on the crossover offense with new model coming soon
For the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan has announced that they will be debuting an all-new car, specifically a crossover.
That said, Nissan is tight-lipped on the matter and didn't mention what size class it will compete with. As it stands, the brand's crossover range in the US consists of the Juke, Rogue Sport (Qashqai-based), Rogue (X-Trail-based), Murano and Pathfinder. These models cover nearly every size segment of crossover with the Juke representing the B-Segment, to the Pathfinder, their entry in the E-segment stakes. If Nissan plans to expand their crossover range, the new car may likely overlap one of the said models.
It is also possible that the yet to be named crossover will be an all-new model of one of the cars mentioned above. Among the cars in the lineup, the Juke is the oldest as it enters its seventh year in production. That also means it is the likeliest to see an all-new model in the near future. Further reinforcing this possibility is the Gripz Concept (pictured above) from 2015 which showed radical styling in a crossover, much like the Juke.
Unlikely to be introduced as all-new models are the larger Murano and Pathfinder. The current Pathfinder was released in late 2012 while the third-generation Murano is even more recent when it debuted in 2015. The Rogue and Rogue Sport were introduced in late 2013 in global markets as the X-Trail and Qashqai respectively and both just received a facelift, suggesting that there's a longer product cycle for the both of them.
In the meantime, Nissan will keep us guessing until they reveal the crossover during the 2017 LA Auto Show from November 27 to 30.