With reports coming in about Nissan wanting to double the number of Nismo-branded cars within the next five years, it was only a matter of time before something new was on the horizon.
Unfortunately, what you’re seeing here is just a styling package from Nismo, designed to fit the Nissan Rogue, or X-Trail as people know it in Europe and Japan.
Since this is a Japanese launch, the car is dubbed the X-Trail 20X Hybrid with the Nismo Performance Package, which in this case adds new bumpers, side skirts and a large rear diffuser with red and black accents circling the car.
It’s also got large two-tone wheels, dual exhaust tips, chrome door handles and a blacked out V-motion grille, as seen in these images courtesy of brog.tomorrow01.
Inside, the Nismo Performance Package doesn’t exactly make the X-Trail’s cabin as sporty as one would expect from a true Nismo-tuned Nissan. While it’s missing the sports seats, the Alcantara or sporty pedal set, it does have a flat-bottom steering wheel, although to be fair, that comes with the 2017 upgrade.