Rendering – 2014 Nissan Qashqai looks sleeker

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013 - 1:05pm IST

The Nissan Qashqai has been a big hit in the international markets. The crossover SUV has been in the existence since 2007 and received a mid-life facelift in 2010.

2014 Nissan Qasqhai rendering

The year 2013 would see the model progressing to its second generation. The vehicle has started testing in Europe and here is a nice rendering of the upcoming 2014 Nissan Qashqai created by an a manipulator named Jean-Francois Hubert.

The new crossover derives its design inspiration from the Nissan Resonance Concept which was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013. The SUV gets sleeker and sharper. Nissan’s designers have resorted to an evolutionary approach and what you get is a conventional looking crossover SUV.

Nissan Resonance Concept side

The biggest change in the second generation model is, the extended wheelbase version (Qashqai +2) with 7 seat option will no longer be available. Nissan intends to address the void with the next generation X-Trail which will be a 7 seater.

The powertrain option includes a new 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine which will replace the current car’s naturally aspirated 1.6 litre unit. There could also be a turbocharged 1.6 litre petrol engine in two states of tune. In addition there would be a 1.6 litre diesel engine.

The 2014 Nissan Qashqai is expected to be unveiled sometime later this year.

[Source: Worldscoopt.forumpro.fr]

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3 thoughts on “Rendering – 2014 Nissan Qashqai looks sleeker

  1. Swapnil R says:

    Got reminded of this query after seeing Kaustubh’s post yesterday about the next gen X-Trail!
    Now at least we have something to put against a Yeti (unless the next gen Yeti costs significantly higher)!
    But Qashqai in India, I’m already excited!

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  2. Swapnil R says:

    In the International markets does Nissan place the Qashqai above or below the X-Trail?

    If at all they plan to bring it in India would it be competing against the Yeti or the Fortuner?

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    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Swapnil,

      Nissan actually sells 2 versions of the Qashqai – a five seater (which you see here) and a 7 seater called the Qashqai +2. As a result, the +2 is more marketed more towards the people mover, while the X-Trail has always been seen as an SUV.

      Interesting that you ask, because Nissan is planning a switch. The next gen Qashqai will be a 5-seater only while the X-Trail will get 7 seats. As a result, the X-Trail will be positioned higher up.

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