The second generation of the Nissan Qashqai has been officially presented and it will go on sale in January.
Following a series of spy photos and teaser images, the new generation of the Nissan Qashqai has been finally unveiled. The model in question has received a completely redesigned body, with a new front fascia, a different rear end, on which some might say that it has some South Korean crossover influences, a sloping roofline, an Active Grille Shutter, a tailgate mounted spoiler, LED infused headlights and much more.
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has received a completely redesigned cabin which looks more premium, so this will probably be reflected into its final price. The model in question is getting the gloss black trim, the higher quality materials, the improve design, the metallic accents, the gloss black trim, the “zero-gravity” seats, a 7-inch touch screen display for the NissanConnect infotainment system, internet connectivity and others.
As far as the engine lineup goes, the second generation of the Nissan Qashqai will receive a 1.2 liter DIG-T under its hood, for the base entry-level version, which will get 115 HP (85 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. The other petrol engine available is the 1.6 liter DIG-T, with 150 HP (110 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft). Diesel lovers can get the 1.5 liter dCi, producing 110 HP (81 kW) or the larger 1.6 liter dCi, with its 130 HP (96 kW).
Power will be sent to the front-wheel drive system, in standard, or to the ALL-MODE 4×4-I system through a manual transmission and the model will ride on the new Renault-Nissan Common Module Family (CMF) platform, which weights 40 kg (88 lbs) less than its predecessor. The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has Electronic Assisted Steering system and an improved suspension system. More details about it will be announced close to its launch.