The upcoming 2021 Nissan Qashqai SUV will arrive with numerous updates. Most of the changes will happen from the outside. It is still far from a redesign, but some serious updates in terms of styling are about to happen. New Qashqai will get a new face with redesigned features. Also, the interior will get a safety update and plenty of new technologies and systems.
According to Nissan, the goal with these refreshments is to separate Qashqai from the similar but larger Nissan Rogue. Under the hood, the things will stay intact. That means the 2.0-liter four-cylinder remains. There will be numerous trim levels. Upper trims are offering a standard all-wheel-drive setup and the Xtronic CVT gearbox. We got some new spy photos from the track.
2021 Nissan Qashqai Will Get Numerous Upgrades
The upcoming model will get new styling, as we already said. The 2021 Nissan Qashqai will undergo some serious updates and most of them will happen from the outside. The refreshment starts with the front end that will look different. Headlights are new and LED lights are available. Moreover, front grille and fog lights will also suffer a redesign. Hood is refreshed and more sculpted.
All-new taillights are available and the SUV will ride on 19-inch aluminum wheels. According to Nissan, the idea is to separate Qashqai from its sibling Nissan Rogue. The final result is a much sharper model with more sportiness. The 2021 Qashqai will look very attractive and it will be the best-looking subcompact SUV.
Design And Technology Inside
Not all of the latest updates will be cosmetic. The proof is the interior that will get numerous technology updates. The 2021 Nissan Qashqai now offers a Nissan Safety Shield 360 on all trim levels. Safety Shield adds features such as pedestrian detection, rear emergency braking, blind spot warning, and lane departure warning. Also, high beam assist and rear cross-traffic alert are in the offer.
Even the ProPilot Assist will be updated and it will add more driver-assistance systems. New features will be perfectly combined with the new features from the current model. Knowing that the 2021 Nissan Qashqai will offer a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen. Latest phone integrations, infotainment system, navigation, and also other services will be updated as well.
Powertrain Of The 2021 Nissan Qashqai
Unlike the rest of the body, the engine department will remain the same. That means the 2021 Nissan Qashqai comes with the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine offers front-wheel-drive setup as standard. However, you can optionally load the all-wheel-drive configuration.
On top of that, a 6-speed manual transmission is available, along with the optional Xtronic CVT gearbox. Whatsoever, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is producing 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. Not all the markets will get the same drivetrain lineup. Different markets will get unique engines, which includes diesel options and even the speculated hybrid drivetrain and electric version.
Price and Release Date
The all-new 2021 Nissan Qashqai will be available in numerous trim levels. The price will be slightly higher. Knowing that the 2021 Qashqai will start at around $26,000. Range-topping TI model will cost over $40,000. Moreover, Nissan will release its newest SUV in fall 2020.