Nissan is among leaders in crossover segment, not only in US market, but also European buyers recognizing their products as one of the most reliable. Company developed their cars into multifunctional vehicles, with mix of great performance and excellent fuel economy. But, Japanese carmaker wouldn’t be where it is now if they don’t implement new technologies on new vehicles. Because of that, we’ll see 2018 Nissan Qashqai as a part of refreshment and update for upcoming lineup. This is one of the favorite models among European buyers, while in North America it is sold as Nissan Rogue.
2018 Nissan Qashqai redesign
Only updates are prepared for upcoming 2018 Nissan Qashqai. Besides that, minor changes are to be applied. Characteristic lines are present on upcoming model, headlights and grille could get few cosmetic touches, but nothing radical, while back of the SUV comes the same as before. Interior features will be updated, and there could be some additions in higher trims of 2018 Qashqai. Infotainment system is improved with new navigation, which is possible for base models. Area with most changes is safety, where we expect not only updates, but also implement of new systems and accessories. On the visual design, new clusters are likely to be used on dashboard.
2018 Nissan Qashqai engine
Still not clear what 2018 Nissan Qashqai could use as its power source. It is certain that 1.6-l four-banger will be under the hood. It sends power through 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, for total output of 160 hp and 180 pound-feet of torque. Other option could be smaller, diesel model, with better fuel economy and torque, but less power. As for Rogue, Qashqai’s sibling for US market, it is getting engine with significantly more power and output. That also bring greater fuel consumption, which is more important for drivers in Europe.
2018 Nissan Qashqai release date and price
During next year will be much clearer when to expect new 2018 Nissan Qashqai. Projected price is around $22,000 and availability of the crossover depends on various markets. European and Asian buyers will have to chance to get it, US market is launching Rogue, while Middle East and Australian buyers need to wait until its premiere to find the answer to this question.