The future generation of the Nissan Qashqai has leaked over the web and the model is being inspired by the Hi-Cross concept car revealed in Geneva earlier this year.
The Japanese based automaker Nissan is trying to keep the next generation of the Qashqai in the dark for the moment but thanks to the guys at autoexpress.co.uk we now have a good idea on what the model will look like. According to our source, the dimensions of the car will remain pretty much the same which means that the total length will be 4,330 mm and the maximum boot space, with the rear seats folded, will be 860 liters.
“The dimensions are pretty much fixed, so we’ll have to differentiate the new car in details”, as Andy Palmer, the Nissan executive vice president, told our source. “Nissan has a scale for measuring overall quality and fit and finish of its cars. The new Qashqai is the first model to score a six.”
Nissan is preparing a surprise for the next generation of the Qashqai and the 1.6 liter engine will be replaced by a downsized 1.2 liter turbo petrol unit, which will generate a total output of 113 BHP and 190 Nm of torque. The engine will help the Japanese crossover to return over 50 mpg and emit less than 120 g/km of CO2, but the 1.6 dCi unit is promising 60 mpg and 105 g/km of CO2, out of 128 BHP. The next generation of the Nissan Qashqai will go on sale in 2014, but our source is saying that the model will be previewed by a concept car next year at the Geneva Motor Show.