This will be the third generation of the popular compact Qashqai SUV.
More than 3 million have been sold in Europe alone.
The full reveal will occur next spring.
If you’ve ever traveled to Europe, be it France, Germany, or Spain to name a few countries, you’ll have possibly noticed that the Nissan Qashqai is everywhere. In the seven years, between 2007 and 2014, more than 2 million units were sold on the old continent. Now, Nissan gives us a glimpse of what the next generation will look like.
It wasn’t until the 2018 model year that the US, under the name Rogue Sport, and Canada, retaining the original name. The 2nd generation Qashqai launched in Europe for 2014 and was facelifted in 2017 – this is the model we got. Shortly after it arrived, it found favour with tens of thousands of consumers looking for a handsome right-sized SUV with available AWD and plenty of features.
Nissan recently introduced the all-new 2021 Rogue and it is with this momentum behind them that they are teasing us with the 3rd generation Qashqai. The main teaser images shows little more than the LED daytime running light which is thinner than the one on the new Rogue. The camo’d Qashqai photos show a familiar overall shape.
The new Nissan Qashqai will be built of the company’s new CMF-C platform which uses 50% more of Nissan’s Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS). Many of the SUV’s body panels, including doors, hood and front fenders are now made of aluminium providing considerable weight savings. The final product is a 60kg reduction in weight and a structure that is 41% stiffer.
Mechanically, the new Qashqai will receive an updated suspension, improved steering response as well as available 19- and 20-inch wheels. The powertrain will consist in a heavily revised 1.3-litre petrol engine with mild hybrid technology through Nissan e-POWER electric motor driven system. Two power outputs will be available along with FWD or AWD.
Nissan’s latest version of their ProPILOT driver-assistance technology will also be offered.
More information about the new Nissan Qashqai will be shared in the coming weeks.