New-gen Nissan Qashqai to go on sale next year image

The new generation of the Nissan Qashqai will go on sale across the Old Continent in 2014.

According to the company’s product planning boss Andy Palmer, the new generation of the Nissan Qashqai will “continue in the right direction” and it will continue right where the outgoing version will stop, because the Nissan official says that they are already known as the “crossover brand”. The 2015 Nissan Qashqai will be based on the 2012 Hi-Cross Concept and on the 2013 Resonance Concept and these will give the final production vehicle its final looks.

“Like those concepts, it’ll have a very bold, aggressive, sharply cut look. While Infinitis are becoming more natural and organic in their design language, Nissans will look more and more technical and mechanical”, as Andy Palmer said.

The size of the new-gen Nissan Qashqai will remain largely unchanged but the material used throughout the cabin will jump to near-premium levels. The model will get a new exterior design and the engine range will probably include the Renault-developed diesel engines, along with a 1.2 liter replacing the current 1.6 liter, and the 1.6 liter DIG-T in two outputs. A more powerful version, which will probably be known as the Nismo, is also expected to make its way onto the model. Additional details on the 2015 Nissan Qashqai are limited for the moment.

Source: Autocar