New teaser image of next Qashqai released, previewing what Nissan is calling “the most significant car in its modern history”

Nissan has released new a teaser image of the 2014 Nissan Qashqai, which is due to be revealed in full on 7 November.

A more deeply sculpted front-end design can be seen in this latest image, as well as more prominent, rounded fog lights lower down. A new light cluster design that appears to incorporate LED DRL units can also be seen.

The manufacturer claims that the new car will “redefine the crossover sector and set new standards across the board”.

It is set to receive a new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, improved dynamics and sharp, modern styling.

Previously, the disguised versions of the new model had been spotted undergoing testing in Europe.

Nissan is calling the 2014 Qashqai “the most significant car in its modern history".

Prices are expected to start at less than £20,000.

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28 October 2013

Not so long ago Qashqai almost single-handedly defined the cross-over sector. Now Nissan has set it the task of redefining the sector.
Well, all the good luck with that. Now the sector is crowded. Nissan will have to give us something special to stand out from the crowd.
Do drop a couple of decent engines in the line-up though.

28 October 2013

Quite right. Redefining the sector it created will not be an easy task for the 3rd gen Qashqai. I hope they continue to focus on smaller engines, overall lower weight, reduced emissions, and in-car connectivity with smartphones / the web.

28 October 2013
fadyady wrote:

Not so long ago Qashqai almost single-handedly defined the cross-over sector. Now Nissan has set it the task of redefining the sector.
Well, all the good luck with that. Now the sector is crowded. Nissan will have to give us something special to stand out from the crowd.
Do drop a couple of decent engines in the line-up though.

Until Land Rover came along and redefined it for them.

4 November 2013
[quote=Ray6O][quote=fadyady]Not so long ago Qashqai almost single-handedly defined the cross-over sector. Now Nissan has set it the task of redefining the sector. Well, all the good luck with that. Now the sector is crowded. Nissan will have to give us something special to stand out from the crowd. Do drop a couple of decent engines in the line-up though.[/quote] Until Land Rover came along and redefined it for them.[/quote] Land Rover don't produce a cross over.

4 November 2013
[quote=marj][quote=Ray6O][quote=fadyady]Not so long ago Qashqai almost single-handedly defined the cross-over sector. Now Nissan has set it the task of redefining the sector. Well, all the good luck with that. Now the sector is crowded. Nissan will have to give us something special to stand out from the crowd. Do drop a couple of decent engines in the line-up though.[/quote] Until Land Rover came along and redefined it for them.[/quote] Land Rover don't produce a cross over.[/quote] Land Rover don't need a proper crossover, their status and their car's abilities and desirability speaks volumes where they don't need to compete with others head on. The Evoque is the closest to the crossover concept but it's simply in a different league to them and its conventional rivals. The Evoque is in a class of its own.

4 November 2013
[quote=Roadster][quote=marj][quote=Ray6O][quote=fadyady]Not so long ago Qashqai almost single-handedly defined the cross-over sector. Now Nissan has set it the task of redefining the sector. Well, all the good luck with that. Now the sector is crowded. Nissan will have to give us something special to stand out from the crowd. Do drop a couple of decent engines in the line-up though.[/quote] Until Land Rover came along and redefined it for them.[/quote] Land Rover don't produce a cross over.[/quote] Land Rover don't need a proper crossover, their status and their car's abilities and desirability speaks volumes where they don't need to compete with others head on. The Evoque is the closest to the crossover concept but it's simply in a different league to them and its conventional rivals. The Evoque is in a class of its own.[/quote] For another £10k (if the Nissan is 'under £20k) I'd expect it to be in a class above the Qashqai.

28 October 2013

I've never been impressed by the official performance numbers for any variant.

28 October 2013

Why if you're already the market leader in your sector would you want to redefine it? BMW don't redefine the compact executive sector when they launch a new 3-series, they just improve on the old one - if it's not broken, then don't fix it. Same with Porsche and their 911. The second statement promising 'new standards across the board' makes more sense. Improvements, but not radical changes.

4 November 2013
@unionjack 3rd gen? Think this is only the second generation of Qashqai. Agree that they don't need to redefine it, but they do need to make it top of the class. Cx-5 aside, they're isn't a car in this category that I like.

4 November 2013
I would like to think that it will be significantly less than £20k, after all it is cheaper in nearly every other country than here in the UK, a number of manufacturers have reduced prices of new models, so this should be cheaper, it will have the Juke and Note to compete against in it's own back garden, let alone the brand new c-segment car that will be launched sometime soon (ish)

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