2021 Nissan Qashqai Redesign Specs, Price, Topspeed, Changes, Review – The Nissan Qashqai is one of Britain’s best-selling cars and undoubtedly one of its most popular SUVs. It is an alternative to the Ford Kuga and Kia Sportage and the new version, which can be seen in the official photos of the prototype launched by Nissan, is expected to be unveiled in spring 2021.
2021 Nissan Qashqai Redesign Changes
Although there is a lot of camouflage on this test car, the new Nissan Qashqai should look quite similar to the current model. Familiar features like the sculpted hood, the sharp curve in the rear wheel arches, and the V-shaped grille can all be seen on this pre-production car.
The Ariya concept car appears to have inspired the boot lid and square rear bumper design of the new Nissan Qashqai, while the headlights look a bit like those of the latest Nissan Juke.
Nissan unveiled some design details ahead of launch, confirming that the new Qashqai has a flat floor to help smooth airflow under the car and reduce drag. This should help make it quieter at high speed and increase fuel consumption. The new car also comes with a grille that can be opened for the same reason. It stays closed most of the time and only lets in the air when the engine needs additional cooling.
Other changes include new headlights that adapt the shape of their beams to suit road conditions and other road users. The beam is divided into 12 individual elements that can be turned off independently if the Qashqai detects another car ahead.
2021 Nissan Qashqai Interior
The new Nissan Qashqai will benefit from a fully digital dial display and a redesigned touchscreen infotainment system. The latter will likely reduce the number of buttons cluttering the Qashqai dash.
2021 Nissan Qashqai Engines
For the all-new 2021 Qashqai, Nissan has developed an efficient 1.3-liter gasoline engine with mild hybrid technology and it will be available in two powers. There will be two- and four-wheel drive options available, and you’ll probably have a choice between manual and automatic gearboxes.
There will also be a new Qashqai hybrid model equipped with Nissan’s e-POWER system. This uses a gasoline engine only as a generator to charge the car’s batteries. The only thing that really turns the wheels is the car’s built-in electric motor.
This means that you can charge it at home to run in silent electric mode only. And when the batteries are nearly dead, you can start the gasoline engine to take it home.
2021 Nissan Qashqai Handling
The new Nissan Qashqai will also be equipped with the next generation of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver assistance system. This allows the car to accelerate and brake for you in a single lane on a highway. You can also handle traffic jams, as long as you don’t stand still for more than three seconds.
Other enhancements include a ‘sidewall guard’ warning for urban situations, alerting you if there is a risk of scratching the side of your car against difficult-to-locate bollards. And the new Nissan Qashqai can be equipped with an automatic emergency braking system that also works in reverse.
2021 Nissan Qashqai Price and Release Date
The new Nissan Qashqai will be officially revealed in early 2021 and will go on sale before 2022. You can expect entry-level petrol models to cost around £ 22,000, based on the prices of alternatives like the Ford Kuga. However, hybrid models will cost more.