There was a lot of talk about this compact crossover in the past few years. Some reports were even suggesting its discontinuation in the near future but we are sure that this won’t happen. Simply, this model is too important for the company. As one of the most popular compact crossovers in Europe, a big money-maker for the company. The current generation has been around since 2013, so we could expect a redesign in the near future. However, that won’t happen in the next year. The 2020 Nissan Qashqai carry on in a familiar way.
Moreover, the company prepares another update, which will make this crossover competitive for some more time. It looks like we are about to see a typical facelift this time. The focus will be on visual updates, while base specs are about to remain pretty much the same. Also, we could see things like new color options and new standard features. Still, the 2020 Nissan Qashqai shouldn’t come before the last quarter of the year.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan Qashqai will definitely continue in the same way. We are about to see a familiar design, based on a familiar CMF platform. Dimensions and overall shape, as well as complete mechanics, are about to remain the same. On the other side, we will see a typical facelift. The focus will be on the styling, so count on a number of novelties. Naturally, most of them will come at the front end. We expect to see a new front bumper and front fascia, while headlights could also come with a couple of revisions.
On the other end, we should see new taillights and a couple of revisions on the tailgate and rear bumpers. All this seems like a nice number of novelties, so we may presume that the current generation will carry on for a couple of more years. Of course, count on a few more typical visual updates, such as new sets of wheels, new color options etc.
On the inside, we probably won’t see such massive changes. More likely, we are about to see a familiar interior layout, while the biggest possible novelties are new color schemes and new features. Other than that, things should remain the same, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. The overall interior quality is pretty typical for the class. Most of the cabin features soft-touch materials, though hard plastics can be found as well, especially in hidden areas.
On the other side, interior space is quite decent for the class. This crossover can easily accommodate four adult passenger, while large glass surfaces are definitely a great quality of the vehicle. You will hardly find many models in the class that offer such visibility in all directions. The cargo area is also quite decent, as you can count on almost 23 cubic feet behind the rear seats.
When it comes to standard equipment, we should see a couple of novelties for this update. Still, we don’t expect anything significant, as the current model is already well-equipped, especially in terms of tech features. All models come with things like a 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, as well as hands-free text messaging, two USB ports, Bluetooth etc. In higher trims, you can also get upgrades in terms of navigation, voice recognition, more speakers etc.
When it comes to safety features, all models come with a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. The list should be expanded for this occasion and potentials novelties are among optional features. Some of them are ane departure warning, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree parking camera.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Engine
After the recent addition of a small turbo engine, we presume that the 2020 Nissan Qashqai won’t feature changes under the hood. As you probably know, there is a new 1.3-liter turbo engine from Mercedes in the offer. It delivers around 160 horsepower, which ensures some pretty strong performances and makes this crossover much more fun to drive than before.
Other than that, the things are pretty familiar with Qashqai engines. Of course, the exact engine offer varies from market to market, but a good thing to know that there is a long list of gasoline and diesel engines in the offer, in a quite wide power range. Also, more traditional drivers can get naturally-aspirated gasoline engines as well.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 Nissan Qashqai release date and price, we don’t expect any surprises. Despite the novelties, the new model will probably hit the market sometime late in the year, definitely in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, it largely depends on the market, though base models in most cases go under 25.000 dollars.