Nissan unveils the all-new Nissan Qashqai compact crossover SUV for the European market
Nissan today unveiled the all-new Nissan Qashqai compact crossover SUV for the European market. Nissan Qashqai will go on sale this summer. The all-new Nissan Qashqai brings the first deployment of Nissan’s innovative e‑POWER drive system to Europe. To meet the typical needs of European consumers and their daily drive, the e-POWER system has been significantly upgraded for the new Qashqai with the adoption of Nissan’s world-first variable compression ratio petrol engine as the dedicated electricity generating unit. The result is a compact, high-output electrified system that delivers more efficiency.
The Qashqai’s cabin is designed to create an inviting and relaxing environment. New seat materials and new white ambient lighting allow driver and passengers to enjoy a premium and harmonious experience inside the vehicle. New premium materials, smart features and fine detailing enhance a cabin that delivers cutting-edge design and practicality in every dimension.
The all-new Qashqai is the first model in Europe to use the Alliance CMF-C platform, which represents a state-of-the-art automotive structure and technology architecture. The body-in-white makes use of more lightweight material, advanced stamping processes and welding techniques to increase strength and reduce weight. For the first time, the rear hatchback door is now made of a composite material, which saves 2.6 kilograms. This and additional advanced manufacturing techniques result in weight savings of 60 kilograms and a 41% increase in structural rigidity when compared to the out-going model.
The all-new Qashqai features a more toned, sharp and modern style, while still maintaining its unmistakable character. The Qashqai’s enhanced body stance is more purposeful, with prominent shoulder lines, an extended wheelbase and imposing available 20-inch alloy wheels. The LED headlamps are slimmer and sharper, and features technology that adapts the shape of the beam according to the road conditions and other road-users.
From the side, the Qashqai appears more athletic and dynamic, with a single character line that strikes through the car from the front to the rear. The design of the rear lights creates a 3-D effect when lit for a unique road-going signature. New seat materials and new white ambient lighting allow driver and passengers to enjoy a premium and harmonious experience inside the vehicle. New premium materials, smart features and fine detailing enhance a cabin that delivers cutting-edge design and practicality in every dimension.
The all-new Qashqai offers an advanced infotainment system with an impressive portfolio of connected services including effortless integration of smartphones, in-car WiFi for up to seven devices and NissanConnect Services, which is a dedicated app to control and monitor the vehicle. A new high-definition, fully electronic 12.3-inch TFT multi-information screen offers a choice of configurable layouts to display navigation, entertainment, traffic or vehicle information, controlled from a new tactile dial switch on the steering wheel .
A new 10.8-inch Head-Up Display (HUD) projects key navigation, driver assistance and road information onto the windscreen within the driver’s line of vision, allowing drivers to maintain their focus on the road for more comfort and confidence at the wheel.The high resolution 9-inch NissanConnect display screen features navigation, entertainment and vehicle settings, and is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa home-to-car skills are also supported.
The all-new Qashqai will be available in 11 body colors, with five two-tone combinations. This allows customers to choose from a total of 16 color variations.