New Nissan Qashqai is preparing to become a hybridFebruary 17, 2020
The next generation of Qashqai will feature two new hybrid powertrains, and our exclusive images show the style of the new model.
The third-generation Nissan Qashqai will go on sale this year with a pair of new hybrid transmissions, as well as updated equipment and a new look. Nissan is also considering abandoning the Qashqai diesel engine to help reduce its carbon footprint.
The Japanese manufacturer also confirmed that there will be no purely electric version of the new Qashqai. Electric power is reserved for a separate SUV model, based on a completely new platform, which is likely to serve as the basis for a whole family of electric vehicles covering segments B, C and D for Nissan and its alliance partners Renault and Mitsubishi. The next-generation Qashqai will be based on an updated version of the Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF platform, which offers electrification support.
Thus, the new Qashqai will be offered with two hybrid units – one with Nissan’s innovative ePower system, and the other with a Mitsubishi hybrid powerplant. The former sequential gasoline-powered hybrid system that acts as a generator to charge the battery, which then drives the electric motor, is currently located in the Japanese Nissan Note, where it has proven to be popular.
Hybrid technology with plug-ins will be obtained from Mitsubishi, which is recognized as the market leader in this field. Unlike its competitors, Mitsubishi has already managed to tune its Outlander PHEV to get values below 50 g / km CO2 in a more stringent WLTP test mode – and it is expected that the new Qashqai will offer similar indicators.
The next generation of Qashqai will bring more technology, with updates to the autonomous Nissan ProPilot control systems and added wireless data transfer features. In terms of style, the SUV will adopt a revolutionary new design, while maintaining the same dimensions.
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