Updated Chinese coupe-shaped crossover based on Nissan QashqaiSeptember 23, 2019
A joint venture between Nissan and Dongfeng has prepared a restyling of the SUV Venucia
The Chinese brand Venucia, which has become the fruit of cooperation between Nissan and Dongfeng, has released a modified cross coupe based on Kashkaya of the previous generation. Modernization affected the exterior, interior and range of powertrains.
All Venucia crossovers are based on non-current Nissan chassis, for example, the T90 model is based on first-generation Qashqai + 2 units, sharing a 2765 mm wheelbase with a seven-seat version. In length, the Chinese crossover is 426 millimeters longer than the current Qashqai : from the front to the rear bumper of the novelty 4805 millimeters.
Externally, the cross-coupe has nothing to do with Nissan. From the all-terrain vehicle to restyling, the updated car features completely LED optics, new bumpers and a redesigned interior. The instrument panel is now digital, the climate control unit is regulated exclusively by touch keys, the multimedia system has acquired new functions, some of which are controlled through the new multi-wheel.
Changes in technical equipment affected the engine: a supercharged 1.4-liter engine was fired, replacing it with a modified 2.0-liter aspirated. Thanks to the new software, increasing the compression ratio and replacing the pistons, the power increased by 11 horsepower to 150 forces, and the torque – by seven Nm to 205 Nm. Chinese engineers did not intervene in the suspension and transmission settings: the Venucia T90 retained a 190-mm ground clearance and an uncontested variator.
Venucia T90 will go on sale before the end of September, prices will be announced in the coming days. Nissan has no plans to export Venucia products: the brand is developing exclusively within the PRC.
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