Nissan’s plant in the UK, in the north east city of Sunderland, has produced its 10 millionth vehicle: a vivid blue Qashqai crossover.
The Nissan Qashqai has been updated in Europe with a new 1.3L turbo I4, infotainment, and the brand’s first DCT in a mainstream vehicle.
The 2019 Nissan Qashqai has a new 1.3L turbo I4 gas engine 103kW (138hp) or 118kW (158hp), and either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT.
The second-gen (J11) Nissan Qashqai has been given a facelift with new technology and a new look. See how much has changed in this side by side comparison.
The 2017 Nissan Qashqai facelift has a new grille, bumpers, taillamps, LED headlamps, and basic self-driving technology that can keep it in its lane.
The Qashqai finally joins Nissan’s US SUV range as the new Rogue Sport, and sits between the Rogue (X-Trail in the rest of the world), and the radical Juke.
Sources have said that the Nissan Qashqai will come to the USA from late 2017 as a 2018 model, and sit below the existing Rouge and Pathfinder crossovers.
The next generation versions of the Nissan Juke, Qashqai, Rogue/X-Trail and Murano SUV could gain the option of an EV drivetrain.
The Nissan Qashqai stands out for not only its unique name, but also the fact that despite this, it’s been a been a big success in Europe and Asia.
The Nissan Rouge Select (a bare bones, cut-price first generation Rogue) will be replaced by the Rogue’s smaller sibling, the J11 Qashqai.