Geneva: Nissan Hi-Cross Concept revealed image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently revealed the Hi-Cross Concept during 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

After the Nissan Hi-Cross Concept has been previewed ahead of its official debut, the model has finally been presented to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and the crossover might be actually a new possible design direction in order for the car manufacturer to extend the range currently made out of the Juke, Qashqai and Murano, but rumors say that this is actually previewing the new generation of the popular X-Trail.

“Although this is purely a concept car, exploring potential ideas for the future, there is no ambiguity about its purpose. It is a high-riding crossover, hence its name: Hi-Cross Concept. But the name does more than refer to its shape. The ‘Hi’ refers equally to the idea of extended value, to the levels of innovation found in the drivetrain and, of course, to the excitement promised from behind the wheel”, as Francois Bancon said.

According to the car manufacturer, the Nissan Hi-Cross Concept is using a hybrid powertrain which is using a 2.0 liter direct injection petrol engine and an electric motor, mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which can send power to the front wheels or to an all-wheel drive system, but details on its performance are currently limited.