Next-generation Nissan Qashqai is revealed in images (and a video) on internet, and we say those expectations which were doing rounds of the fraternity since the spying days are found true to a large extent.
Hence, looking at the car we say, the new Qashqai is a host of many tweaks. Naming them here, we learnt the front grille is done with the new familiar V-stance chromed frat that is earlier seen on the hatchback Micra and others. Else, the bumper also finds itself dwelled in a new avatar, where the lines on bonnet go hand in hand along with V-stance of grille. Headlights adopted prominent attire. The angular stance of it, cornering the entire glaze near the front grille, cued us to the latest version Mercedes E-Class’ headlamps, but hopefully we guess this is the new trend in town and as Nissan adopted it, there doesn’t seems any exception that others too maybe following such instances in the near future.
Meanwhile, Nissan made the next-gen Qashqai 20mm wider, 49mm longer and 15mm lower than the current version. And as a conclusion, it claims, the headroom has been increased, but the Qashqai retains its raised driving position intact like that of the present generation.
For interior changes, the Japanese carmaker says, it has adopted NASA technology to design the seats, which it used to measure the blood flow, points where the bones touches seats, and all the else to drive the comfort at best out the Japanese engineering. Chrome trim and softer materials enhances the inside experience furthermore.
SYNC with speed detection, and one touch parking, impeccable to park the vehicle in both bay and parallel using the parking sensors, are the new hi-tech features in vehicle on which Nissan is betting heavily.
Officially, Nisan has announced the four engine options for 2014 Qashqai. First one is the basic 1.2 DIG-T turbo four-cylinder with 115 PS and 190 Nm of torque, mated only to a six-speed manual transmission, and is said to have replace the previous 1.6-liter engine. Second is the 1.6 DIG-T turbo petrol with150 PS and 240 Nm of torque, which will be made available after a year from now. And finally, the Japanese lined up two turbodiesel engines on the third and fourth position, 1.5 dCi with 110 PS and a 1.5 dCi with 130 PS. 1.5 dCi has remained the most efficient one ever of the line-up with 99 grams of CO2 being emitted per kilometer.
There are confirmations that Nissan will bring the next-gen Qashqai to markets by 2014.