The all new Qashqai goes on sale with the Sunderland factory preparing for production in December 2013.
It’s clear that the Qashqai is so important to Nissan, in the UK it has become it's flagship vehicle and the sixth most popular new car purchase with over 45,000 new Qashqai’s sold last year. It was a huge export success too with over 260,000 brand new Qashqai’s sold abroad.
The new 2014 Nissan Qashqai is expected to take some design cues from the Hi-Cross and Resonance concepts with a bolder front-end that incorporates bigger headlights and a wider front grille.
Inside there will be significant improvements, Nissan have already said as much. So expect a significant upgrade in the quality of materials and build inside the 2014 new Nissan Qashqai which should be a much plusher experience.
The engine line-up is yet to be officially announced but a 1.6-litre diesel is on the cards with CO2 emissions below 100g/km and an efficient supercharged 1.2 litre petrol engine is expected to replace the current 1.6 petrol unit.
A plug in hybrid with CO2 emissions below 50g/km is also planned but be aware that the new Nissan Qashqai Plug In Hybrid will not be on sale in the UK until sometime in 2015.
There is also a high performance new Nissan Qashqai Nismo model in the pipeline. The Nissan Juke and 370z have already been given the Nismo treatment and the Qashqai is set to follow.