After many years of ruling the mid- segment SUV category finally the much awaited, 2018 Nissan Qashqai is about to be launched. Nissan is planning to give Qashqai a holistic transformation and it will include changes to the interior as well as exterior. Also, the engine performance is expected to improve.
2018 Nissan Qashqai – Design Specs
The new 2018 Nisan Qashqai will have the swanky V- motion design of the grille on the front. The exterior will have more sophistication and this sophistication will make the car look even more elite. There will be new bumper and a new clam- shell bonnet as well. There will be a difference in the style of the LED and the halogen lamps. New headlights with a more sharp design and the lamps will be fitted with adaptive light technology, this technology causes the headlamps to adjust the intensity of the light on their according to the circumstances.
On the rear end of the Nissan Qashqai, there will be the brand signature boomerang light motif which will extend across the lamps. To enhance the shape of the lamps, 3D lens effect will also be added to the taillights. To give the customers more options to choose from, there will be two more colors in which the 201 Nissan Qashqai will be available.
The interiors of the SUV will largely remain the same. But there will be changes in the steering wheel. The new Nissan Qashqai will provide more control to the driver because of the four-way command controller on the center console only. This will let the driver focus more on the driving and the road. For those who plan to splurge on the highest trim of this SUV, there is some very pleasant news. This SUV will have the Tekna+ trim technology. The highest trim will also have 3D quilling effect on the door and will have premium leather on the inside. This will bring the 2018 Nissan Qashqai at par with many other luxury SUVs in the market.
2018 Nissan Qashqai – Engine Options
The engine will be driven by petrol and buyers will get two engine options to choose form; 1.6-liter turbocharged engine or 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The 1.6-liter will be able to provide 110 hp. This engine is an inline type and will provide 170 lb. – ft. It will have 6-speed transmissions. The buyers will be able to choose from an all- wheel drive or a front wheel drive. The exact mileage provided by the engine is not known but it is expected that the fuel economy will improve in the new model.
2018 Nissan Qashqai – Release Date and Price
The new 2018 Nissan Qashqai is expected to be launched in the markets by the mid of 2018. The price is not yet known, but the range is expected to be between $25000-$35000. The trim with the Tekna + will be more expensive than all the other trims. The exact price of the Qashqai will be declared before the launch itself and it may vary from the figures presented here.