The third generation of the 2021 Nissan Qashqai is announced for the following year. First-generation of this SUV started its journey from 2006 to 2013. After great success, the second generation continues to conquer the market six years from that date until now.
The new model will be released sometime in 2020 with some improvements. In addition to the standard design changes that will include a better look, more features, the new Qashqai will also be electrically powered for the first time. According to the latest news, the manufacturer decided to dump diesel engine and put some drastically changes under the hood.
2021 Nissan Qashqai To Gain a New Platform
From the information that we got, the next crossover generation 2021 Nissan Qashqai will sit on a new modified CMF platform. This platform is made thanks to the Renault-Nissan alliance, and it will be able to support electrified powertrains. The electric motor under the Qashqai model has several benefits over conventional petrol or diesel powertrains.
Thanks to its small packaging, the new model will get more interior space. Also, we must add that the design will be unique and it will be based on the IMQ concept. The Nissan Qashqai will lose those gaping front air ducts, but it will keep the V-shaped grille.
Interior Will Be Futuristic
The cabin of the newest 2021 Nissan Qashqai will get numerous changes. Inside, this SUV will be modern and futuristic. According to the latest rumors, most of the cues will be borrowed from the techy IMQ Concept. So, we can expect great design inside and rooms for five occupants.
Furthermore, many new techs will be including and the highlight will be a 12.3-inch ultra-widescreen display that is also in the Ariya SUV. There’s a strong indication that Nissan will showcase an improved version of its ProPilot autonomous driving tech on the new Qashqai. This system allows drivers to remove their hands from the wheel in certain driving scenarios.
Safety will be also better, and we can expect that standard package includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode and so on.
As we already mentioned, some serious changes will happen under the hood of the new 2021 Nissan Qashqai. Because of global warming, most of the manufacturers nowadays are switching to electric or plug-in engines. Nissan’s carmaker will also be one of them. Moreover, the new 2021 Nissan Qashqai will be powered by two different engines.
There will be one electric and one plug-in hybrid powertrain. From some speculations, the EV model will use the same electric motor that is fitted to the Nissan Leaf model. This electric motor is able to deliver 150 hp and is suitable for a range of up to 234 miles. A plug-in hybrid is also in the works. Nissan already has a powertrain called e-Power that is a combination of an internal combustion engine that acts as a generator and generates energy for the batteries, which is then sent to an electric motor that’s connected to wheels.
2021 Nissan Qashqai Price and Release Date
The design of the newest 2021 Nissan Qashqai will be utterly different from predecessors. The manufacturer will use a more futuristic design to be more competitive. Also, the new engines will be available, and the highlight of the offer will be definitively EV model.
However, it is still early to predict the price of these models because there are some unproven things. Nissan plans to introduce two more models next year that will be similar in size to the Juke and X-Trail models. Furthermore, both models will use the same platform as the new Nissan Qashqai. The release of all models will be in the second half of 2020.