2021 Nissan Qashqai Redesign, Specs, Dimensions, and Price. Nissan’s compact crossover SUV, Qashqai is one the most popular and one of the best picks in the class. The model entered the current generation in 2013 and received the mid-cycle update for the 2017 version with the extensive styling, interior and suspension upgrades. Recently, the 2020 Qashqai debuted with the upgraded engine range including the new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine and revamped other units. With the new engine, Nissan boosted also the infotainment system that is available in all expect the base version.
As for the next 2021 Nissan Qashqai, there won’t be major upgrades as Nissan announced the redesigned Qashqai in 2021 likely as the 2021 model. The next Qashqai will continue to live on the recent updates while the next generation model will be the new from the ground up.
A lot of changes are on the way for the new Qashqai crossover. Nissan is going to introduce a new engine. Not only a conventional one but also a hybrid. According to rumors, the 2021 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will be part of the next-gen vehicle. The IMQ concept is underpinning the hybrid version, while the base model will keep the same platform. The e-Power model will arrive in Europe during next year, and its US sibling, Rogue Sport will also get this kind of drivetrain.
The new 2021 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will be the same as the standard model. That means a lot of changes. The redesign will bring the fresh look of this crossover. Fans will be happy to see new exterior and interior. What is more important, engineers are testing a hybrid setup. After 1.3-liter three-cylinder drivetrain, this is the next big upgrade for this lineup. The 2021 Qashqai Hybrid will also get a specific palette of colors.
2021 NISSAN QASHQAI POWERTRAINS
The nimble and comfortable Qashqai got the new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine for the 2020 version. The new turbocharged gasoline replaced the 1.2- and 1.6-liter gas-powered units and comes in two states of tune. The 2021 Nissan Qashqai will offer this engine with 140 hp at the disposal and a more powerful version will provide 160 hp.
The 2021 Qashqai will also return the familiar diesel units updated also for the 2020 version. Buyers will choose between the 1.5-liter cDi and more powerful 1.7-liter unit. The larger diesel engine makes 148 hp and uses also an AdBlue system to control emissions.
The new generation Qashqai will, however, introduce two hybrid powertrains while there won’t be the fully electric version. An ePower system will integrate the petrol engine regenerating the battery which powers an electric motor. The plug-in hybrid system will be sourced from Mitsubishi.
2021 NISSAN QASHQAI REDESIGN
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai will repeat the current styling form which the model wears since the last, 2017 mid refresh. The attractive crossover has the V-motion grille style combined with the sharp, pointing headlights. The creases on the hood and profile side give it a more aggressive presence as well as the arched roofline and sculpted tailgate. The shapely rear fenders and boomerang-style taillights make the model also attractive from the rear-side perspective.
As for the next generation Qashqai, the model will arrive with the sleeker styling and switch to the new platform. The model should stay in similar dimensions while the new Common Module Family platform will provide better performance and allow adoption of the hybrid tech.
Inside the cabin, the 2021 Qashqai will stay familiar story. Nissan upgraded the infotainment system for the 2020 version with the more responsive interface and the system is available in all grades except the entry-level version.
The Qashqai will also provide comfort for adults and decent cargo space. The buyers will also choose between several material levels and textures. Nissan equips all models with the advanced safety tech and the next Qashqai will also rely on an array of the modern systems. The new generation version will bring updates to ProPilot autonomous tech and increased connectivity.
FEATURES AND CHANGES
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will use the same shell as the standard model. Few visual details will send information this is a different version. No big differences will be available between hybrid and petrol version. On the other hand, we still don’t know how will Qashqai look like. The company confirmed the new generation, but that is all we know about this crossover. There are no spy photos to give us some clues.
Our sources in the company are saying that engineers are working on aerodynamics. The new look will improve the airflow beneath and around the crossover. The 2021 Nissan Qashqai will also be more aggressive and attractive for younger buyers. New wheels will be there, starting with 16-inchers. Lights and bumpers will refresh the front fascia. The same is happening at the back of the Qashqai.
2021 NISSAN QASHQAI RELEASE, PRICE
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai will hit the market in late 2020. The new generation version will debut in 2021. Expect the similar price range for the 2020 version.