The Nissan Qashqai is well-built, well-equipped, practical, 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 entered to their second generation for the 2014 model year and lately this model was noticed testing with camouflaged front and rear end. So, it’s 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 photographs and to date, available data, the new variation of the Qashqai can receive the subtle facelift. Certainly, Nissan won’t change the winning formula and the new Qashqai won’t be significantly various from the actual variation in terms of the exterior styling. But, this indicates that Nissan won’t also make changes in model’s engine lineup and interior either yet the Japanese will focus on bringing the autonomous operating technology.
2018 NISSAN QASHQAI: STYLING CHANGES
In regards to the styling, the new 2018 Nissan Qashqai can draw the inspiration from the Premium Concept model that debuted at the last year Geneva Auto Show. Most of the changes will take put on model’s front end. The new Qashqai can get the new version of V-motion grille and restyled LED headlights. The changes will also affect the front bumper and available will also be the new metal wheels.
Changes on the rear conclusion will also simulate people on the front part and thus changed taillights and rear bumper can refresh the rear conclusion design.
Interior of the model will also modify subtly. The model should get the new steering wheel and possibly the new upmarket trim.
But, the main focus is on the new semi-autonomous technology which this model will get. The ProPilot operating technology is the variation 1.0 of this system. It enables some level of autonomous operating which manages the steering, braking and acceleration on the motorways. The system will also be of good use throughout stop and go traffic. But, this technique in their recent kind won’t let numerous range control. But, that feature should be accessible in next four years.
2018 NISSAN QASHQAI: POWERTRAINS
In the engine department, the new 2018 Nissan Qashqai can again offer the pair of petrol and diesel engines.
The entry-level 1.2-liter petrol will soon be there for fuel economy conscious buyers. The much quicker 1.6-liter can be the petrol alternative.
On the diesel front, the 1.5-liter can provide the smooth ride and remarkable energy economy. For the buyers, which regularly take their baggage and household more powerful 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 accessible with the 1.2-liter petrol and 1.6-liter diesel engines.
2018 NISSAN QASHQAI: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Nissan Qashqai should make their premiere at the Geneva Auto Show this March. The sales should begin that summer. The price of the facelifted Qashqai is expected to start from about £19,000.