Nissan’s line-up for Frankfurt Motor Show – the surprise will be a new Quashqai? image

The line-up for the Japanese manufacturer at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is set to showcase the brand’s cutting-edge design and technology innovation. But, more importantly, are they going to treat us to the next generation of the appreciated crossover or not?

According to the press release, in order to “reinvent the SUV, a new Nissan production model will make its world debut at 13:15 CET, Tuesday 10th September 2013 on the Nissan stand in Hall 8 of the 2013 International Auto Show in Frankfurt.”

Just doing the math, the Murano is too new to really be replaced, even if the design is really not its key element. And since we already have strong hints the Nissan Rogue – the U.S. version of Quashqai is also due for a release, we can only assume that yes, Nissan is going to present the second generation Qashqai at IAA later next week.

Also, Nissan focuses its attention further on the European market, with the intention to become the top Asian car brand across Europe by 2016. “Despite the down turn in the overall market, Nissan attained record market share last year and we are on target to match that achievement in 2013,” said Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for Nissan in Europe.

Another highlight for the show will be the Friend-Me concept car – a prototype that previews Nissan’s next-generation design language and explores the possibilities of a fully connected, interactive cabin.