Nissan SUV segment is probably the best among all competition. One of the most wanted models recently is heading into new year with some refreshments and as 2016 Nissan Qashqai. In last 7 years, this model was very popular, and number of sold units is counted in millions. What buyers like the most is its great offer on tech features, as well as fuel consumption. Since production of current, second generation has started in 2013, the 2016 Qashqai could be first car of the new generation. However, it is not confirmed yet.
2016 Nissan Qashqai redesign
New crossover will be bolder than before. However, many changes are to be applied onto 2016 Nissan Qashqai. This SUV is going to be built on C platform, that should make Qashqai lighter. Lights are revisited, and LED lamps will be all over the car. Front end is sharp and aggressive with lower ground clearance. Elegance is gained with wider body and clean lines and curves. Alloy 19-inch wheels gives better appearance. Aerodynamic is improved. Bumpers have new look, while designer prepared some new colors for 2016 Qashqai.
2016 Nissan Qashqai engine
The 2016 Nissan Qashqai will be offered with total of 4 drivetrain options. Base models of compact crossover are powered with 1.2-l 4-cylinder engine with turbocharger. Around 115 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque is expected. Other option is 1.6-l dCi powertrain. This unit can produce around 110 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. Regular 1.6-l 4-cylinder could give a boost on outputs with 130 ponies and torque level of 230 lb-ft. The last option for 2016 Qashqai is 2.0-l unit with 145 hp and 150 lb-ft. Acceleration 0-60 mph will be between 10 and 11 seconds. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive will be offered for some trim levels. Two transmission systems are being prepared, and buyers will choose between 6-speed manual and CVT automatic gearbox.
2016 Nissan Qashqai release date and price
New generation of crossover could come with 2016 Nissan Qashqai, probably later this year, closer to New year’s eve. Price list is still unknown, but we assume $30.000 will be starting tag. However, higher trims, with more equipment and larger engine could cost $45.000.