Nissan's Euro-market "soft-roader," the X-Trail, will roll into Canadian showrooms later this year, but it's unclear whether the crossover/ute will ever make it to the U.S. Sharing its platform with the Altima sedan, the X-Trail is designed for suburban warriors who want something a bit more hip and rugged than a station wagon. It will hit Canada with a 2.4-liter powertrain offered in both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. More than 400 changes were made to prepare X-Trail for Canadian roads - and winters - according to company sources. Among X-Trail's more attractive features are a flexible rear storage system, and a water- and scratch-resistant removable cargo floorboard. The X-Trail is meant to go up against the likes of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4, a fast-growing segment in the Canadian market. It fits into the Nissan lineup below the more traditional Xterra SUV, which is being moved a bit upmarket. A similar opportunity exists in the United States, a senior Nissan official acknowledged to TheCarConnection. Speaking on background, he suggested a U.S. version "is not out of consideration - if not with this generation X-Trail, then the next."