2021 Nissan Qashqai: Everything we know so far

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Author: | Updated: 18 Nov 2020 13:36

The all-new Nissan Qashqai is officially on its way, and is set for a full reveal in spring 2021.

Likely to get a similar list price to the current model, here’s everything we know about the all-new Qashqai so far.

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Nissan Qashqai looks

Although the photos that have been released by Nissan show the Qashqai in full camouflage, it’s quite easy to see that this all-new model will likely resemble the current model in lots of ways.

You can see the familiar touches; a sloping bonnet incorporating the brand’s V-shaped trademark grille and flared rear wheel arches.

Nissan has confirmed that the new Qashqai features aerodynamics designed to keep air flowing under the car to reduce drag. This will boost efficiency. Sources say the new Qashqai will feature an advanced headlight system that can adjust their brightness according to road conditions. We’ll have to wait a little longer for more teasers on the design front though.

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Nissan Qashqai interior and infotainment

No pictures of the 2021 Qashqai’s interior have been released, but Nissan says it’ll get a fully digital dashboard featuring a revised infotainment system. This means there’ll be less buttons and a bigger emphasis on tech.

As such, expect the Qashqai to come equipped with the latest ProPILOT driver assistance system. This allows the car to brake, steer and accelerate without driver input. There’ll likely be a host of new safety tech too, with automatic brakes that work in reverse purportedly in the works.

Nissan Qashqai driving and engines

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Nissan has confirmed that the new Qashqai will get a revised suspension and steering design, which will allow for a more precise and confidence-inspiring drive. The all-wheel drive variants will get an advanced multi-link set-up too, maximising comfort and offering a more controlled response to bumps and shocks.

The power steering has been upgraded, offering improved response, better feeling around the central part of the steering range and reduced friction.

Engine-wise, expect the Qashqai to be available with a 1.3-litre mild-hybrid petrol that will be offered in a number of power outputs.

Now featuring a mild-hybrid system, it’s been extensively revised to incorporate a lithium-ion battery and belt drive generator to harvest braking energy. This reduces CO2 and offers more torque under acceleration.

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Nissan Qashqai release date

To date, the extremely popular Qashqai has found 3m homes across Europe – and 5m globally. The new model arrives in Spring next year, and Nissan will hope its unrivalled popularity as a family car will continue.

We’ll bring you more details on this all-new model as they are revealed, but if you don’t want to wait, here’s some reasons you should consider leasing a Nissan Qashqai right now.

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