Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
The X trail was only sold in Canada for the 2005 and 2006 model years, and as you say never offered in the US. I think car parts are sold in regional networks as I notice that major companies such as Denso have specific sites for different parts of the world. What they sell in Europe or Asia is not necessarily what they sell in North America. And sure enough, if you look at their European site and use its part finder there are a number of parts for the X trail, but on the North American Denso site, there is only one or two that show up.
With regard to the Brexit mess, my understanding is that Nissan and Honda will be closing plants in the UK because they will no longer be able to export to continental Europe tariff-free without being part of the European common market. It messes with financing, supply and distribution chains and creates massive uncertainty for the future. In the ironclad law of unforeseen consequences in their zeal to put Britain first, they are about to lose a huge chunk of their automotive industry.