NISSAN XTrail‘s cross-border travel version Qashqai is about to launch a new generation model. NISSAN's original European official website released a notice this week. In addition to the release of the new generation Qashqai road test video with disguise, it also announced 1/ Preview images of the two fronts.
The original factory said that Qashqai will be released in early 2021 and will be launched in Europe next summer. It will be equipped with e-Power hybrid power system for the first time and will abandon diesel power. It will also use the CMF shared by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance -C platform.
Although this generation of Qashqai has been on the market in Europe for more than 13 years, it has always been a long-selling car and is also an important golden chicken of NISSAN in the European market. To create huge profits for the brand, so far, the sales volume in Europe has exceeded 3 million, and even last year, Qashqai sold 235,000 in Europe a year. For the British automobile industry, it is also a very important car. Since the launch of this model, Qashqai has been manufactured at Nissan’s Sunderland plant and is the most produced single model in the UK. The design of the new-generation Qashqai is also designed and developed at the Nissan Design Center in Europe, while the European headquarters of NISSAN is located in London, and the development is carried out at the Nissan European Technology Center in Bedfordshire, England.
Qashqai’s first official photo and official video show a prototype car, but it has entered the final stage of development. It also revealed the final design before the big facelift unveiled next year. It will be combined with the new Juke and next-generation X -Trail (its twin car Rouge has been released in the United States) will have a similar design front and a brand new interior. According to the official statement, its styling design will be inspired by the sporty appearance of the new Juke, combined with the IMQ concept car announced by NISSAN at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019, it can be expected that they will have the same new V-shaped radiator guard and V-shaped front light.
NIISAN claims that the new Qashqai will have a very similar design to the Juke Mk2. More importantly, its wheelbase has been increased by 20mm compared to the previous generation, which brings more legroom to the rear seat, and Qashqai is also taller than it is now. One point, the luggage compartment volume is 45 liters more than the old model, which means that it will be more practical than before.
The new Qashqai will adopt the latest version of the CMF-C platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. This is an updated version. It uses a higher proportion of ultra-high rigid steel plates. The body becomes lighter and can absorb impact more. Rigidity is 41% higher than before. In addition to improvements in comfort and safety, the goal of NISSAN engineers is to make Qashqa better than ever.
In addition, the suspension system also uses re-set MacPherson struts. The four-wheel-drive version of Qashqai is equipped with 20-inch wheels. The multi-link rear suspension is standard for all cars. NISSAN is also working hard to transform Qashqai's steering system, claiming to have improved its road feedback and create a better road feel.
Under the hood, the new Qashqai has been completely changed. Diesel power has been completely eliminated from the new car list. It adopts a streamlined power configuration, including a 1.3-liter gasoline engine, and has two power outputs. In addition, there is a combination of 12V light oil and electric hybrid power. The system's diesel-electric models.