With the first Qashqai, Nissan established the crossover segment in Europe. Generation three is already around the corner.
Nissan will send the third generation of the compact Qashqai crossover to the German streets in 2021. The former segment pioneer is getting electrified drives, more assistance systems and an enlarged trunk. The premiere is scheduled for spring.
For the drive, Nissan combines its well-known 1,3-liter gasoline engine with a mild hybrid system. There will also be a serial hybrid in which the combustion engine will only act as a power generator and no longer have a direct connection to the wheels. Nissan calls the system "E-Power", which has only been used in Japan so far. External charging is not included in the concept.
Among the assistance systems, the improved motorway pilot is the gem. Compared to the version offered in the previous version, it should drive more often and better automatically. Among other things, the technology automatically adapts the speed to temporary speed limits and reduces the driving speed before particularly tight bends or exits.
In terms of dimensions, the new edition has increased slightly, then measures 4,43 meters in length. In addition to the wheelbase, the trunk also grows, adding around 50 liters. Prices are not yet known, the Qashqai currently starts at around 21.200 euros.