The Qashqai is one of the most popular crossovers in Europe and, despite rumors about the discontinuation, a new generation will definitely come. The current version has been updated recently, while the next generation is about to come sometime in the next year, most likely as the 2020 Nissan Qashqai.
We count on a lot of novelties for this occasion. Some of the most interesting will be those under the hood, as the latest reports suggest hybrid versions in the offer only. Also, count on new styling, as well as on all other types of changes that are typical for redesigns.
- Completely redesigned
- Efficient hybrid powertrain
- Spacious cabin
- Too early for complaints
In terms of base design characteristics, the new platform is definitely the most important thing about every redesign. In this case, we count on a new version of a familiar CMF platform, which promises improvements in various aspects.
This primarily refers to efficiency and driving dynamics, the aspects where the current model lags behind main rivals like Kia Sportage and Peugeot 3008. Of course, we count on new styling as well. In this aspect, we don’t expect surprises. The new model should stick closely to the brand’s latest design language, with the company’s famous V-Motion grille layout.
When it comes to interior design, we count on improvements in several ways. The current model already offers a high level of practicality and functionality, but we count on further improvements in the future. Also, the new models should come with a more refined interior, with higher-quality materials inside the cabin, as well as with a completely new dashboard layout.
When it comes to standard features, we have no doubt that Nissan will expand the list of standard equipment. Also, we expect the introduction of some of the latest tech features, such as Nissan’s new ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system.
Big changes are expected under the hood as well. Latest reports suggest that the Japanese manufacturer will definitely drop diesel engines. It looks like we are about to see two hybrid versions in the offer.
One of them should be Nissan’s familiar ePower system, while the other one should be a plug-in hybrid system from Mitsubishi, which is one of the most environment-friendly hybrid systems in the automotive industry.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Release Date and Price
Although it seems too early to speculate about some more precise launch date, it looks like that the 2020 Nissan Qashqai will definitely come in about a year. It will come with lots of novelties, especially in terms of new technologies. Still, we count on a pretty similar starting price, which currently goes around $26,000.