Turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine to feature in second-generation Qashqai engine line-up
3 October 2013

The second-generation Nissan Qashqai line-up will feature a new turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine when the replacement crossover is launched early next year.

The 113bhp DiG-T four-cylinder unit is set to be the sole petrol engine in the initial line-up.

Launch diesels will consist of a 108bhp 1.5 dCi and a 128bhp 1.6 dCi. Trim levels are set to include Visia, Visia + Safety Pack, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna, with four-wheel drive optional on 1.6 dCi versions of the latter two. 

Latest spy shots of the second-generation car show the model will have a more risque, avant-garde design than the previous model. Test mules for the car have been spotted in the UK in recent months, with Nissan promising a more sporting driving experience for motorists.

Prices are expected to start at less than £30,000.

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3 October 2013
Darren Moss wrote:

Prices are expected to start at less than £30,000.

I should jolly well hope so!!!!

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

K_A

3 October 2013

I assume the £30,000 price tag is for the upcoming Qashqai Nismo.

3 October 2013
roverfan1984 wrote:
Darren Moss wrote:

Prices are expected to start at less than £30,000.

I should jolly well hope so!!!!

As the current one starts at under £17k I think it's pretty likely unless we see Zimbabwe style hyper-inflation in the next year!

src

3 October 2013

How about gearbox options ?, Have a interest as I have 2010 Qashqai Tekna 2.0 dCi Auto 4x4 want to know my options to upgrade or jump ship next year. I was hoping they might put the new Clio 200 Turbo 1.6 engine with dual-clutch transmission in the Qashqai, maybe that might be what the QQ Nismo might have.

3 October 2013

I like the cut-price disguise. Bin-bags rather than cleverly designed black and white wallpaper!

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

jer

3 October 2013

I see where you are coming from, the 200 or even the 2.0 265 engine. I fear some product manager would see the petrol turbo with dsg as a niche that does not justify the cost . btw does anyone like this new nissan grill?

3 October 2013

So it seems Nissan is replacing the 1.6L petrol with Renault's 1.2L TCE and has dropped both the 2L petrol and diesel as well.
Both trailed class leaders in economy and emissions. But this popular SUV needs powerful units to maintain a wide appeal.
Since its an all Renault engine line-up, why doesn't Nissan use the 1.6L turbo used in Clio RS? Not everyone likes driving in slow lane.

3 October 2013

...to want a 113bhp petrol motor instead. Agree with comments - src, jer, fadyady - bigger petrol engines will be essential to the new Qashqai's success - Nismo, or no Nismo. I suspect they're in the pipeline already. If not, then why not?

3 October 2013

If you read the article above. It actually says "initial"...

3 October 2013

It'll be interesting to see how this car turns out - it's the difficult second album after the surprise hit...

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