Nissan Qashqai is a crossover compact SUV manufactured by Japanese automaker Nissan since 2006. First generation Qashqai were sold in Japanese and Australian markets under the name Dualis, which was later changed to Qashqai from 2nd generation models. It replaced Nissan Terrano, a body on frame SUV known for all terrain capable performance. The 2017 Nissan Qashqai will further replace Nissan Rogue, another compact crossover SUV launched in 2007. So expect an awful lot of features to be carried from Nissan Rogue to 2017 Nissan Qashqai.
2017 Nissan Qashqai – Design Statement: both Interiors and Exteriors
Named after the nomadic Qashqai people of Iran, nissan qashqai 2017 is another strong reason why full size SUVs could face extinction within this decade. Offering the reliability of a full size SUV, yet having the drivability of a sedan (custom made sports vehicles), compact SUVs have been capturing markets by a storm ever since its inception. Built on Nissan CMF (Common Module Family) platform, Nissan Qashqai and Roque belong to same architectural breed. Thus replacing Nissan Rogue with a brand new Qashqai wouldn’t be that difficult after all. The exterior design is strikingly similar to previous generations of qashqai 2017, which features elongated characteristic front headlamps equipped with latest LED technology, and V-shaped LED daytime running lights, signature front grille on which Nissan badge is attached surrounded by a tub like chrome barrier; revised front and rear bumpers, perfectly awesome body lines, dark wheel arches and bulged out rear adorned with stretched LED tail lamps and a Nissan badge make this new design a truly marvelous one. The inside however looks a lot similar to Nissan Rogue, featuring two rows of seats (instead of three), advanced next generation upgraded infotainment systems, and upgraded safety systems. Riding on 16-19 inch wheels (depending on trim levels), 2017 Nissan Qashqai will nearly be a foot short in length when compared to Nissan Rogue.
2017 Nissan Qashqai – Drive Train and Transmission Options:
US markets will receive a 1.6 liter turbocharged inline 4 drive train, which can put out an impressive 160 horsepower and 180 lb ft of torque. The turbodiesel version however, will not make it to North America, and may be remain a Europe specific model only. European markets will receive a 6 speed manual transmission delivering power to front wheels; US markets however may receive only 6 speed automatic transmission for the time being. Equipped with an upgraded version of Nissan Connect, both touch and voice command can be used to control key electronic features and other functionalities of this SUV. Steering wheel studded with electronic control buttons can be used to choose between touch and voice control command; connectivity with portable mobile devices via Bluetooth and USB are available, thus allowing the driver to access smartphone functionalities via Nissan Connect. This state of the art infotainment also provides upgraded navigation and communication (in built social networking platforms are available).
2017 Nissan Qashqai – Price, Availability and Market Competitors
With an approximate base price of $21,500, 2017 Nissan Qashqai will be available in markets from either early 2017 or late 2016. Official news about price of other trim levels have not been received so far. The nissan qashqai potential competitors will be other SUVs of its segment like Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Skoda Yeti and Chevrolet Trax.