This is the third generation Nissan Qashqai, and it will for the first time be powered by hybrid drive technology.
The outgoing Qashqai was Nissan's best-selling vehicle, with them seemingly hitting the sweet spot of fielding a competitively-priced car that was practical and was also remarkably fuel-efficient.
The new Qashqai’s styling, with its V-Motion grille and floating roof, together with a more prominent shoulder line, makes for a more athletic and dynamic appearance. Dimensions-wise, the new car will be quite similar to the one it replaces, though it will have a longer wheelbase, and there will be an option for large 20” rims. Customers can choose from 11 body colours, with five two-tone combinations to make their Qashqai their very own.
The new car comes better-connected, with effortless integration of smartphones, and WiFi connectivity for up to seven devices. The Qashqai also supports the NissanConnect Services app, that allows users to control and monitor the vehicle. A 9” screen fronts the car’s infotainment system, and supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Newly offered on the Qashqai, ProPILOT with Navi-link helps to reduce fatigue and stress while driving by assisting with acceleration and braking within a single lane on a highway. The system features the same intuitive controls as ProPILOT, and uses navigation data to smoothly assist with driving, especially with sharp cornering and off-ramp exiting.
Singapore can expect the all-new Qashqai to reach its shores closer to the end of 2021, with a 12-volt mild hybrid system, paired to a 1.3 litre turbocharged engine; and we can also expect the e-Power drivetrain, found in their Serena MPV and Kicks to follow suit.