The Nissan Qashqai he is an old acquaintance and popular in these parts, the latest figures for the national market confirm this. Well, it happens that the third generation of the Japanese bestseller is almost ready to hit the streets, specifically, will go on sale in early 2021. This was revealed by Nissan along with some images of the camouflaged model and technical details, such as its platform, engines or the driving aids that it will equip.
The first thing to know about Nissan Qashqai 2021 is that the supply of engines will bet heavily on the electrification and that it will dispense with diesel alternatives. The range will open a 1.3-liter gasoline block with light hybrid technology (or mild hybrid), which will be available with two power levels: 138 and 155 Hp.
Then you will find the e-Power propulsion system, which will have a traditional combustion engine (gasoline), which will function as a generator to charge the batteries that will provide energy to the electric motor (188 Hp), in charge of moving the wheels of the vehicle.
On the other hand, the third generation of the Nissan Qashqai will be planted on the evolved platform CMF-C of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which will allow you to be lighter and 41% stiffer than the previous model.
Most use of aluminum in the doors, fenders, hood and tailgate, will allow you to save 60 kilos on your body. Nissan says these changes translate into improved refinement, comfort and driving response.
Regarding dimensions, the 2021 Nissan Qashqai makes 4.43 meters long (+3.5 cm), 1.84 meters wide (+3.2 cm) and 1.65 meters high (+2.5 cm). The wheelbase does not grow that much and rises to 2.67 m (+2 cm), while the trunk gains 50 liters and is set at 480 liters.
Finally, the images published by Nissan correspond to a series of camouflaged prototypes, which already let us see the occasional feature of the new Qashqai. Thus it is clear that the third generation will have a more dynamic and modern look than the current model, with features inherited from the current Nissan Juke and concepts like the recent IMQ, although that yes with dimensions somewhat more generous than the first and a more practical body type and less coupe.