The 2017 Nissan Qashqai is going to be one of the most interesting crossovers in upcoming years. Japanese carmaker is one of the leaders in this segment, and this model could take place of outgoing Rogue vehicle. Because of that, we expect redesigned model with a lot of changes comparing to SUV that is going to be replaced. However, many features will be carried over from Rogue. Qashqai is going to be modern and attractive model, especially among younger population. European users will get this vehicle, as well as US buyers.
2017 Nissan Qashqai redesign
The compact crossover class is very attractive because of their capabilities, but also lower price than for larger-sized models. SUV carries this name since 2014, and before that, it was called Dualis. Now, 2017 Nissan Qashqai is going to be built upon P32L platform, which is also used by other crossovers in this family. Comparing to that model, vehicle’s body suffered most changes. From front and sides, to rear end, new lines and look is used for Qashqai. However, overall appearance is the same as for the last vehicle, since all these changes are minor. Major change is inside the cabin. Since Qashqai is replacing Nissan Rogue, we expected a lot of similarities. But, new SUV doesn’t have third row of seats.
2017 Nissan Qashqai engine
Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Qashqai is a 1.6-l inline-four powertrain, at least for US market. There is no information about drivetrain for European models, as well as for diesel options, hybrids, etc. Four-cylinder unit is capable to produce 160 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. These are good numbers for such, compact crossover. There is still enough time to develop more options, but it is unlikely that Nissan will make another powerplant for compact SUV. Transmission is 6-speed, manual or automatic, and power is sent to front wheels. All-wheel drive mode is probable, but we don’t have trusted source with this information.
2017 Nissan Qashqai release date
As we are getting closer to 2016, we are few steps closer to the release of 2017 Nissan Qashqai. Late spring or early summer will be the time of the premiere and base price should be around $22,000.