Spyshots: 2011 Nissan Qashqai Facelift

The Nissan Qashqai will receive its first facelift next year but until now, nobody knew exactly how the updated model was going to look like - except for the people working at Nissan, of course. Well, what we have here are the first spyshots giving us a glimpse into its appearance, although it's quite difficult to notice the differences that will make it to the production model.

However, we can still observe that the spied model comes with a camouflaged front fascia, covered rear bumper and tailights, which basically is the first indication that Nissan will bring some modifications in these areas.

Technical specifications of the new Qashqai are still an enigma for the time being, but some voices are hinting that interiors of the reworked models will be mostly similar to the ones we're seeing on the current version.

Still, we would bet the revised range will feature an upgraded engine line, with each unit to receive several modifications in order to become more environmentally friendly. A hybrid version might be possible as well but, once again, there's no confirmation of such a plan.

Nissan will most likely introduce the facelifted Qashqai in mid-2010 but the first appearance could be made at one of the auto events earlier that year. For example, Nissan might present the car at the Geneva Auto Show in March, with sales to begin in the next few months.

The current range comprises four engines, two diesels and two gasolines. The top-of-the-range unit is the 2.0-liter providing 150 horsepower, a configuration that pushes the Qashqai from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds.
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