10 February 2004

Nissan is dropping more hints about its Almera replacement with this official sketch of the Qashqai concept car, to be revealed at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Curiously named after a tribe of migratory herders in Iran, the concept illustrates current Nissan thinking for its next-generation Golf and Focus rival. Expect it to eschew a traditional hatchback design in favour of a crossover blending characteristics of SUVs and MPVs. The four-wheel-drive Qashqai is the first finished car to come out of London’s new Nissan Design Europe studio.

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