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SPIED: Next Nissan Qashqai

2013-10-31 14:01

POPULAR CROSSOVER GOES PREMIUM: Nissan’s is gearing up to unveil its second-generation Qashqai in November 2013. Image: NISSAN/NEWSPRESS

Nissan has begun the countdown to the unveiling of is second-generation crossover SUV - the new Qashqai.

The model is expected to be available with both both front and four-wheel drive but this time there isn't likely to be a seven-seater +2 version as this role will be filled by the new X-Trail.

Image gallery: Nissan Qashqai (spy)

HYBRID QASHQAI

The next Qashqai will have a more premium design over the outgoing model, borrowing design cues from the Hi-Cross concept showcased at the 2012 Geneva motor show.

The vehicle is expected to ride on the Common Module Family used on the X-Trail. Engines will include a 84kW/190Nm 1.2 turbocharged petrol as well as 1.6 diesel. In 2015, the range is expected to be bolstered with a plug-in hybrid derivative.


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