New Nissan Qashqai crossover to debut February 18February 4, 2021
Nissan has set a date for the final presentation of the new Qashqai. The third generation Qashqai will be shown worldwide on February 18th. The announcement of the premiere date goes hand in hand with a series of teasers.
The current second-generation Nissan Qashqai is on its last legs, but thankfully there’s an all-new Qashqai in Nissan’s development departments. The brand’s most popular model in Europe will be hosted on a completely new platform for European consumers, which is already being used by the upcoming Rogue (X-Trail) in the United States. This platform offers a range of interesting electrified powertrains.
Nissan has released a series of teasers of the new Qashqai, which show not only the uniquely designed headlight, but also the Qashqai model name in larger letters under the Nissan logo on the rear panel, among other things. The rear of the new Qashqai can already be seen in the digital gauge shot. Its design is not much different from that of the current model, although this is not surprising given the success of the current Qashqai with the general public.
Nissan is equipping the new Qashqai with, among other things, the e-Power powertrain. This Qashqai e-Power has a 157 hp gasoline turbo engine. with variable compression under the hood, although this gasoline engine does not directly drive the wheels under any circumstances. The 1.5-liter motor provides a small 2 kWh battery pack powering the 190 hp electric motor. and 330 Nm on the front axle. This electricity is only enough for one or two kilometers.
According to Nissan, the electric motor responds to the accelerator pedal as directly as it would in an all-electric car. The transitions when switching between gasoline and electric engines, as with conventional hybrids, are invisible. Plus, with the e-Power powerplant, at least on paper, linear acceleration performance is improved. According to Nissan, the average combined fuel consumption should be 5.3 l / 100 km.
The Japanese automaker is also offering two mild hybrid versions for the new Nissan Qashqai. It will be a 1.3 DIG-T mild hybrid with 140 hp. and 240 Nm with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a powerful version of the same 1.3-liter unit with 158 hp. and 260 Nm, available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The version with the Xtronic automatic transmission, CVT simulating the presence of gears when the accelerator pedal is pressed more than half, is 10 Nm stronger and is optionally available with all-wheel drive.
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