The upcoming Nissan Qashqai rival, due on roads in 2019, at first with conventional petrol and diesel powertrains, will spawn an electric variant that will take inspiration from the recent e-SIV concept. This tailpipe-free model is due out in 2020 and expected to feature only small aesthetic changes compared with its fossil-fuelled siblings, the first of which has been spotted testing in public.
Despite using a drastically different form of propulsion to the rest of the range, the electric model will remain a "proper 4x4" that's "off-road capable", according to the brand's UK boss Nick Laird.
Laird told Autocar earlier this year that the EV will be “a huge step forward, even over the current model". He said: "it sticks to the company’s roots and DNA of trying to be a proper SUV and crossover brand".