The Japanese based automaker Nissan is planning to introduce a new generation of the Qashqai in November, along with a plug-in hybrid version of the model.
The new generation of the Nissan Qashqai is finally here and after being spied a couple of times while being tested on the road, the model is ending up in our news once again, this time with a rumor which is saying that the crossover will make its public debut in November. According to the company’s executive vice president, Andy Palmer, the new generation of the Nissan Qashqai will get an innovative design and it will be more upscale than the outgoing version.
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai will resemble the Hi-Cross Concept, introduced more than a year ago in Geneva. As for the engine options, these will probably include the 1.6 liter dCi diesel borrowed from Renault, with 140 HP, the 1.2 liter petrol supercharged unit which is good for 113 BHP and 190 Nm of torque and others. Don’t act too surprised if you will see a plug-in hybrid version of the new Qashqai generation, but this one has been scheduled to be launched a year later, in 2015. The 2014 Nissan Qashqai will probably use the same new modular platform as the next-gen X-Trail, or several upcoming sedans, with front-wheel drive as standard and AWD available as an option. The pricing of the model is expected to remain similar to its predecessor.
Source: Auto Express