On the Russian car market, the Nissan brand bestseller — Qashqai crossover updated a year ago. And the eldest Nissan X-Trail model is in the fall of 2018. Nevertheless, the Japanese automaker today has thought about the further oligation of these two most popular parquets.
The British AUTOXPRESS magazine opened the first images of the new Nissan Qashqai. Of course, this model, which is located in the top 10 European market, is best for sale on the islands, and by the way, is released there at the plant in Sunderland, so the interest in the parcktails there are high and British car enthusiasts catch any little information about the car. But for us, such information will indicate only the trends and directions in which future Qashqai for the Russian car enthusiast is evaporated.
We will not be unfounded and indicate such an aspect. Everyone knows which engine is installed on this model in Russia. It is the younger in the engine range of 1.2 liters, the developing capacity of 115 hp That is, Downsaizing reached our market. And the first in the series of mass models of the Russian market became Nissan. Moreover, he «infected» a partner in the Alliance with his example, and now a similar low-volume gasoline engine is installed on the Renault Arkana crossover (1.3 l).
But let’s go back and see what the British AUTOExpress magazine is told about the new Qashqai. First, the third generation of the Japanese crossover Nissan Qashqai can go on sale already at the end of 2020. But this is certainly an optimistic term. Consequently, the updated Qashqai earlier than 2022 will hardly be accepted.
The model will receive a hybrid power plant and will be collected on the new Renault-Nissan Alliance Alliance CMF platform. Also in Nissan consider the ability to abandon the Qashqai diesel engine to reduce carbon emissions. It’s funny, but in the Russian market of diesel Qashqai there is not since the spring of last year, when the current model was presented.
Nissan confirmed that they were not going to completely translate Qashqai on the electric motors. This option is reserved for another model — probably we are talking about a completely electric crossover Ariya, whose name has recently been patented in Russia. The new Qashqai will be offered with two hybrid power plants. One with an innovative EPOWER system from Nissan, and the other — plug-in hybrid from Mitsubishi. The first is already used in Nissan Note. The gasoline engine works as a generator for charging the traction battery, and the torque on the wheels is transmitted from the electric motor. And the Plug-in Hybrid system is installed in Outlander Phev.
Will the new Qashqai be so revolutionary in the Russian market? The question is rhetorical. Yet our buyer is conservative. The Japanese automaker has to adapt to the Russian car enthusiast with his special look at the car. On the one hand, on the younger motor, the downsaising was tested, on the other, left the old 2-liter atmospheric of 2.0 liters, developing 144 hp.
Also, the Nissan X-Trail Crossover Patent Images also hit the network. Leakage occurred from Brazil, where the Japanese company registed the rights to this updated model
In general, in contrast to the previous change of generations, during which the X-Trail has radically changed style, it seems that this time the Japanese decided to adhere to continuity. PARKTER will save awareness of the body form, and in separate elements.
And among stylistic innovations — two-storey front optics. The profile and rear of the X-TRAIL will become more angular, which corresponds to the trends of time. There are no accurate data about the technique. It is assumed that the 2.5-liter gasoline engine will be saved, and its capacity will increase from 171 to 191 hp. Recall that today the Russian crossover is presented with the following power units — these are gasoline atmospheric atmosphericons 2.0 (144 hp) and 2.5 (171 hp), as well as turbodiesel 1.6 DCI (130 hp).
But in Europe on the current generation «X-traile» is experimenting with engines. The former turbodiesels of 1.6 DCI (130 hp, 320 nm) and 2.0 DCI (177 hp, 380 nm) were retired there. I replaced one new unit 1.7 DCI, which issues «averaged» 150 hp and 340 nm. All this in the framework of tightening environmental standards EURO 6D-TEMP. Also, for this reason, a new gasoline turbocarity 1.3 Dig-T, developed jointly by the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler concern. The forced version of this engine develops 160 hp and 270 nm.