L.A. Auto Show LIVE: Nissan Hi-Cross Concept image

Nissan has brought the Hi-Cross Concept to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in a North American premiere.

After it was officially presented to the public earlier this year during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, and with the model being brought to the 2012 Paris Motor Show, a couple of months ago, the Nissan Hi-Cross Concept is ending up in our news once again, this time with the Japanese based automaker bringing it to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show too, where the model has made its North American premiere. The Nissan Hi-Cross Concept is a preview of the future Rouge generation which should make its way onto the market in a few years.

“The Hi-Cross concept interior design is far more practical than most show car interiors, displaying a more realistic view of what crossover customers are looking for in the real world”, said Al Castignetti, the Nissan executive.

Power to the Nissan Hi-Cross Concept is being provided by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, which is helped by an electric motor and a compact lithium-ion battery pack, and the powertrain is mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) which is sending power to the front wheels or to the all-wheel drive system. The hybrid powertrain is offering an output similar to a 2.5 liter engine.

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept LIVE at 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept at 2012 Geneva Motor Show and in official images