The Nissan Qashqai is well-built, well-equipped, sensible, relaxed and economical compact crossover SUV which gained the title of the best-selling vehicle among the high-riding models in the Old Continent. The Qashqai joined to its next technology for the 2014 model year and lately this model was noticed screening with camouflaged front and rear end. Therefore, it’s perhaps not secret anymore that Nissan will present the facelifted variation at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and this model will go on sale as the 2018 Nissan Qashqai.
WHAT WILL BE CHANGED?
Based on the spy images and so far, available data, the new variation of the Qashqai may receive the subtle facelift. Clearly, Nissan won’t change the winning system and the new Qashqai won’t be much different from the actual variation in terms of the exterior styling. Nevertheless, it appears that Nissan won’t also make changes in model’s engine lineup and interior either yet the Japanese will focus on bringing the autonomous driving technology.
2018 NISSAN QASHQAI: STYLING CHANGES
As it pertains to the styling, the new 2018 Nissan Qashqai may draw the inspiration from the Premium Concept model that debuted at the last year Geneva Auto Show. Most of the changes will get place on model’s front end. The new Qashqai may get the new version of V-motion grille and restyled LED headlights. The changes will also affect the front fender and available may also be the new metal wheels.
Changes on the rear conclusion may also mimic kinds on the front part meaning that improved taillights and rear bumper may refresh the rear conclusion design.
Interior of the model may also change subtly. The model should get the new controls and possibly the new upmarket trim.
Nevertheless, the main focus is on the new semi-autonomous engineering which this model will get. The ProPilot driving technology is the variation 1.0 of this system. It allows some level of autonomous driving which manages the steering, braking and acceleration on the motorways. The system may also be useful throughout stop and move traffic. Nevertheless, this method in its recent kind won’t allow numerous range control. But, that feature should be around in next four years.
2018 NISSAN QASHQAI: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the new 2018 Nissan Qashqai may again offer the pair of petrol and diesel engines.
The entry-level 1.2-liter petrol is going to be there for fuel economy conscious buyers. The much faster 1.6-liter may be the petrol alternative.
On the diesel front, the 1.5-liter may provide the smooth trip and impressive energy economy. For the buyers, which regularly take their baggage and family stronger 1.6-liter diesel will be the better solution.
The standard transmission should remain the six-speed manual. The continuously variable transmission should again be around with the 1.2-liter petrol and 1.6-liter diesel engines.
2018 NISSAN QASHQAI: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Nissan Qashqai should produce its premiere at the Geneva Auto Show this March. The sales should begin this summer. The price of the facelifted Qashqai is expected to start from around £19,000.