2021 Nissan Qashqai- What do we know so far?

The Qashqai first broke the stereotype of a family friendly SUV in 2007. Where the old 4x4, heavy SUVs were expensive to run, in came the Nissan Qashqai which completely changed the dynamic of an SUV.

The new Qashqai is to be the first model in Europe using the CMF-C platform which is a state of the art automotive structure and technology architecture.

  • The use of Nissan’s Ultra High Strength Steel application (UHSS) has increased by 50 per cent in the structure of new Qashqai.
  • The front and rear doors, plus front wings and bonnet, are all now made of aluminium, which offers a weight saving, when taken all together, of 21kg.
  • The base structure – the “backbone” – of the CMF-C platform has been updated to a more homogenous shape, in order to better transmit an impact through the structure.

2021 Qashqai Engines

The most common engine on the current Nissan Qashqai is the entry level, 1.3 litre turbocharged petrol, with fantastic fuel economy.

This is what we expect for the mild hybrid for 2021, with two outputs of 138bhp & 155bhp. Both of these making use of the brand new hybrid, reducing your emission usage and fuel economy.

For all diesel fans, this engine type will be no longer! Instead, a new E-Power, this will use the 1.3litre petrol engine with an impressive 188bhp, WOW!

Unlike the conventional hybrid, the epower tops that. The epower is a range extender which uses the electric motor to drive at all times and the engine used purely to top up the batteries.

Similar to the electric cars, the e-Power system is said to provide the instant acceleration you expect in an EV, without the cars range being limited.

Let's talk styling...

The Qashqai will have a more striking and aggressive exterior, similar to what we love about the Next Generation Juke.

For the new Qashqai, Nissan’s engineers have developed an advanced headlight system that adapts the shape of the beam according to the road conditions and other road-users. The beam is divided into 12 individual elements that selectively deactivate upon detection of an oncoming vehicle. Thanks to this innovation, it can project a brighter beam further and wider, but the shape effectively changes so oncoming road-users will not be dazzled.

We're also expecting bigger and better technology...

The new Qashqai will be equipped with the next generation of ProPILOT driver assistance, bringing greater driver support in a wider array of circumstances.

Called ProPILOT with Navi-link, the system has been designed to reduce fatigue and stress while driving, while being very intuitive to use. ProPILOT with Navi-link is able to accelerate and brake the vehicle within a single-lane on a highway. The system can accelerate the vehicle to cruise at a set speed, and can brake the vehicle down to 0 km/h in heavy stop-start traffic. The system is able to resume automatically if the vehicle has been stationary for less than three seconds and the traffic in front of the car moves away.

Impressed so far?

The new Qashqai is really exciting to us, as we hope it is to you too! As we have more information, this page will be updated- so keep an eye out. If you'd like a more personalised update then don't be shy to fill out the below enquiry form and we'll let you know when we have more information.

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