2016 Nissan Qashqai redesign

Nissan Qashqai is one of highly sought after model in the crossover segment today. It has sold over 2 million units since the year 2007 thanks to its great high-tech features and its low fuel consumption. With Nissan cars, buyers are guaranteed to get huge tech packages, and this will be the case with the rumored 2016 Nissan Qashqai. This model is currently in its 2nd generation which was released towards the end of 2013. The new 2016 year model is said to be an all new 3rd generation model.

2016 Nissan Qashqai front

2016 Nissan Qashqai: Redesign Exterior and Interior

2016 Nissan Qashqai is expected to be offered in a bold design with a number of changes which will make it real attraction in today’s market where there are a number of other quite pleasant models. It is believed to be based on Nissan’s ‘C’ platform which will provide a stiff body but with reduced body weight. The new model will be offered with LED daytime running lights while the high trim levels will acquire angular full LED automatic headlights and new LED tail lights. This auto has a sharp front while its body is a bit wide and about 49 mm longer with a lower ground clearance. It features some perfectly combined clean lines and powerful curves. The auto also has five doors and 19 inch newly designed alloy wheels both of which enhance its aerodynamic look. Other available exterior features include xenon lights which are optional and two vertical chrome frames on the grille. Its bumper is also refreshed and comes in the body color. Its rear roof spoiler is also redesigned.

The automaker has also given great attention to its seats in ensuring they offer the user a fatigue free ride even during long distance rides. It has new instrumental gauges and a control-mounted steering wheel. Furthermore, features such as blind spot monitoring, a new leather wrapped power steering wheel, lane departure warning, double piston shock absorbers, rear view camera, anti-lock braking system. front collision alert system, stability control, traffic sign recognition system, front and side airbags, double front side airbags and others have been provided for quality and safe driving. Its seats are upholstered using high quality fabric. As for the rear seats, they come with a 60/40 split-fold option. Other expected features include a movable panoramic sunroof, Nissan’s Connect infotainment system, five or seven inch touch-screen, HD and satellite radio as well as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling.

2016 Nissan Qashqai interior

2016 Nissan Qashqai: Engine Specs

This compact crossover, 2016 Nissan Qashqai is expected to come with about four power-trains. The first unit is expected to be 1.2 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine able to produce 116 horses and a torque of 140 lb-ft. With this power-train, the Qashqai will splint from 0 to 60 mph in about 10.9 seconds. The second unit might be a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder dCi generating 110 hp and 260 Nm of torque. The third unit is anticipated to be 1.6 liter four cylinder with 131 horses and 236 pounds-feet of torque. The last expected power-train is a 2.0 liter four cylinder gasoline engine producing about 142 hp and 200 Nm of torque. This new model will have a standard front wheel drive and an optional all wheel drive while the available engine will be mated to a six speed manual transmission or an optional CVT automatic transmission.

2016 Nissan Qashqai rear

2016 Nissan Qashqai: Release Date, Price, Competitors

This new third generation 2016 Nissan Qashqai will be offered in the first half of 2015. As far as its price is concerned, it will range between $ 29 000 and $ 46 000 depending on the available power-train and features. Among the 2016 Nissan Qashqai greatest rivals include Chevrolet Trak and Kia Sportage.

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