Undoubtedly Nissan’s money cow in Europe, the present Qashqai is getting a bit lengthy within the tooth contemplating it was launched again in 2013. Carrying a reputation that’s nonetheless a bit tough to put in writing down and pronounce, the compact crossover is on the point of enter the third era. To ease the wait, new teaser photos preview the revamped inside of the mannequin also called Rogue Sport within the US.
Ranging from left to proper, the brand new Qashqai comes with a totally digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster configurable in some ways and accompanied by a ten.8-inch head-up show on the high-end trim ranges. Nissan says it’s the most important HUD within the section and tasks varied data onto the windscreen inside the driver’s line of imaginative and prescient.
Essentially the most vital change within the dashboard structure is a brand new nine-inch touchscreen that sits atop the middle console. It has help for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the latter of which works wirelessly. Go for a dearer Qashqai and Nissan will throw in a 10-speaker Bose sound system with a subwoofer mounted within the cargo space for that additional bass.
The checklist of latest tech goodies goes on with wi-fi charging, entrance and rear USB ports (together with USB-C), together with Amazon Alexa integration and Automobile Well being studies. There’s additionally a NissanConnect smartphone app to remotely use the horn and lights in addition to lock/unlock the doorways and predefine alerts for velocity, time, and zone.
Past the tech, the 2021 Nissan Qashqai has a roomier cabin because of an elevated footprint wanted to distance itself from the now bigger Juke. Rear-seat passengers have an additional 28 millimeters (1.1 inches) of knee room, now at 608 mm (24 in), whereas headroom each entrance and rear has elevated by 15 mm (0.6 in). The compact crossover is now 35 mm (1.37 in) longer, 32 mm (1.25 in) wider, and 25 mm (1 in) taller than the mannequin it replaces, with the wheelbase stretched by 20 mm (0.8 in).
One of many Qashqai’s inside highlights is the brand new Nappa leather-based upholstery that takes no fewer than 25 days to make and greater than an hour to embroider the 3D-effect diamond-quilted sample. The range-topping trim will boast massaging entrance seats with three selectable settings, whereas the smaller gear lever was attainable by switching to shift-by-wire tech. Go for the 4WD-equipped mannequin and there’s a brand new drive mode selector with piano black and metallic accents.
The bump in measurement can also be mirrored within the automobile’s practicality because the cargo capability has elevated by 74 liters, additionally made attainable by reducing the cargo ground by 20 mm (0.8 in) and tweaking the rear suspension. The trunk additionally has a 12v socket now and lights on each side for larger illumination through the night time.
The diesel-less Qashqai will go on sale in Europe subsequent 12 months with a mild-hybrid 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 138 horsepower for the guide gearbox mannequin with front-wheel drive. Go for the CVT and energy grows to 155 hp and you can too go for AWD. Additional down the road, an e-Energy hybrid is anticipated to ship 188 hp to the entrance axle and use the combustion engine as a generator to feed the battery.
Curiously, a Nismo-branded Qashqai sporty model has not been dominated out by Nissan.