Exclusive: Nissan is fast-tracking the new Qashqai. The Japanese giant is overhauling its lineup with an all-new Qashqai and X-Trail, set to be unveiled this year, before wading in on the turf of the Mustang Mach-E with a new electric SUV.
These three SUVs have been given the task of restoring the firm’s fortunes following the fall of former CEO Carlos Ghosn. Do they have what it takes? Only Autocar has all the details.
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In other news, Skoda is planning to add a hybrid Octavia vRS, creating its most comprehensive performance lineup yet. Meanwhile, Renault has announced details of two new electric powertrains for its Clio and Captur, Fiat electrifies its Panda and 500, and Morgan commemorates the 70th anniversary of its iconic Plus Four, with a special gold-painted edition marking the occasion.
Over in America, the Consumer Electronics Show saw manufacturers show off their new tech - and some tech show off a new manufacturer. Tech powerhouse Sony revealed its 536bhp Vision-S concept, which it is confident could one day see production. Honda unveiled a roofless self-driving four-seater concept, while Mercedes had a go at a 22nd century S-Class shaped using design cues from James Cameron’s Avatar.
Elsewhere, ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn strikes out against Japan’s legal system in his first press conference since fleeing the country, and Toyota unwraps its long-awaited 257bhp GR Yaris. Finally, Aston Martin pulls the plug on its first electric vehicle - Autocar understands the Rapide E will no longer be coming to market.