The all-new 2014 Nissan Qashqai was officially unveiled in London yesterday, confirming what we have been seeing in all the teaser images.
The official images show in more detail the crossover's sculpted clamshell bonnet, aggressive headlights with arrowhead LED daytime running lights, chrome inlays in the grille and more prominent front fog lights.
A lot of the styling ideas have been borrowed from the recently unveiled X-Trail but in a more compact package. Even the interior is almost the same, however, it will be offered only as a five-seater. The striking new Qashqai is 49mm longer than the current model it replaces and slightly lower and wider too.
The all-new 2014 Nissan Qashqai will be built at the automakers’s Sunderland plant in the UK, and is expected to launch in South Africa sometime next year. Upon launch it will be offered with a 1.2-litre DiG-T four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine rated at 84kW. There will also be a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine with 80kW and a 1.6-litre dCi outputting 95kW.
According to Nissan, the Qashqai is packed full of innovative technology. It offers drivers a comprehensive suite of advanced technology features enhancing every aspect of driving. These also include Nissan’s Safety Shield technologies which now incorporate Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support, Traffic Sign Recognition as well as Intelligent Park Assist that takes the stress out of urban manoeuvres.
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