New Nissan Qashqai to Be Revealed in November, Goes On Sale in 2014

The no-nonsense attitude Nissan takes to making cars has seen them firmly cemented at the top of Europe's crossover model. The Juke was slow to sell at first, but soon matched the success of its bigger brother the Qashqai, which is so popular that other companies want to copy it.
2013 Nissan Resonance 1 photo
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The Nissan Qashqai is considered by some to be the first true crossover car, featuring the raised height of an SUV with a car body. Since it was launched in 2007, a replacement is on the way.

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has inside information on the Sunderland-built crossover. Apparently, it will be revealed in November and will enter production a month after that, in December 2013. The factory is already been retooled, which has had a positive effect on employee moral.

The New Qashqai will be built on a new platform that will be shared with other medium cars, like the next Renault Megane. The architecture has been designed to take plug-in hybrid components that will go into a greener 2015 model.

The regular engines will also be changed. The base car will not come with a 1.6-liter petrol any more, as this will be replaced with the 1.2-liter supercharged three-cylinder used by the Micra DIG-S. The new 1.6 dCi diesel with 130 PS will be kept, but it will see its emissions lowered from the current 119 to below 100 grams per kilometer of CO2.

As far as looks are concerned, the Qashqai will look a bit more like the Muranno, with sweeping ping headlights and a V-shaped grille. The Resonance Concept shown above should give you some idea of what to expect.
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