New Qashqai Teased, Will Be "The Most Significant Car in Nissan's Modern History"

2014 Nissan Qashqai 1 photo
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After the new X-Trail revealed in Frankfurt little more than a month ago, Nissan has just announced the second generation Qashqai will soon also be shown.
From under the covers, the now familiar shape of Nissan's new design language is revealed to us. Without a single panel being shown, we can still easily tell this is a huge improvement in terms of design.

10 days separate us from the official inauguration of the car, which we think is likely going to take place at the factory in Sunderland where the current generation is being built. Nissan already call it a potentially huge success and describe it as "the most significant car in its modern history – a model that will redefine the crossover sector and set new standards across the board."

"From advanced aerodynamics to state of the art cabin infotainment systems, the new Qashqai represents Nissan at its most creative," the automaker says, obviously referring to the new NissanConnect system just added on the Rogue in the US.

They won't tell us anything about the engines, but the basic 1.6-liter will surely be replaced by the 1.2 TCe from Renault, offering anywhere from 115 to 130 PS and about 200 Nm of torque. The 1.5 dCi and1.6 dCi will continue to be offered, though in an updated formula.
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