The New Nissan Qashqai: What It Looks Like

The former best-selling SUV in Europe will switch to the third generation later this year.

The Nissan Qashqai held the title of the best-selling SUV in Europe for several years in a row and then lost its leading position in 2019. Sales fell by 6% last year, but the SUV still remained at a fairly high position – 218,560 cars were sold. It was in fourth place among the most popular SUVs, only slightly behind the Dacia Duster (221,428, +24%), the Renault Captur (224,127, +5%) and the VW Tiguan (224,890, +1%).

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The current Qashqai model has been in existence since 2013. It just makes sense that Nissan is going to release the next generation. According to the company, the successor will be launched no later than mid-2021. At the moment, the automaker has not provided any information about the new product. However, Motor1 has already made the first sketches based on the Nissan IMx concept, which was presented back in 2017, and the first photos of the new flagship X-Trail.

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Many features were taken from the IMQ concept presented in Geneva about a year ago. According to Nissan, the new Qashqai will share the same design language, which will be used in the development. As for the interior, there is no specific information yet. But according to the spy photos of the new X-Trail, we will see a large touchscreen installed in Nissan’s new SUVs, as well as a widespread elimination of conventional control systems.

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Well, do not expect that the new-gen SUV will be equipped with an all-electric powertrain. Nissan has chosen the new Ariya SUV for this purpose. The diesel engine can also bypass the Qashqai, because Nissan is actively developing the gasoline and hybrid directions now. Rumor has it that the world premiere is planned for September. It means that the first presentation of the SUV will be held at the Paris Motor Show in a month, if the pandemic is over by then.

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