AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Nissan Qashqai: costs, on sale date and full particulars

New 2021 Nissan Qashqai: costs, on sale date and full particulars

The all-hybrid third-generation Nissan Qashqai is priced from £29,270 in new launch-spec Premiere Version trim, the Japanese model has confirmed. 

The 2021 Qashqai will launch in particular Premiere Version trim, which might be accessible in restricted numbers to UK prospects however comes outfitted with a number of package.

The brand new Qashqai Premiere Version is powered by Nissan’s new 138bhp 1.3-litre DIG-T mild-hybrid turbocharged petrol engine together with a handbook gearbox, whereas an automated Xtronic choice is obtainable together with a extra highly effective model of Nissan’s DIG-T mild-hybrid engine. This powertrain prices from £31,790 in Premiere Version trim.

2021 Nissan Qashqai: PCP finance costs

Given the recognition and the variety of new automobile consumers who buy utilizing finance offers, Nissan has additionally launched consultant PCP costs for its new Qashqai SUV.

With a £5,000 buyer deposit – which the Japanese model will add one other £750 to – Nissan is providing the Qashqai 1.3 DIG-T MHEV handbook Premiere Version mannequin for £323 per thirty days, based mostly on a 37-month PCP contract restricted to 10,000 miles per yr.

For these wanting an automated, the 155bhp DIG-T mild-hybrid Premiere Version mannequin outfitted with Nissan’s Xtronic gearbox is up to now the one choice, which is priced from £363 a month on a PCP deal based mostly on the identical phrases.

Qashqai Premiere Version

Nissan is launching the brand new 2021 Qashqai with a flagship Premiere Version mannequin, accessible in restricted numbers. The high-spec trim comes loaded with package, together with a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav and wi-fi Apple CarPlay, a 12.3-inch digital sprint and a ten.8-inch Head-up Show.

On high of this consumers additionally profit from a wi-fi telephone charging pad, which Nissan claims is the quickest within the section. 4 USB charging ports are additionally normal to cost gadgets  through their charging cables.

Matrix LED lights are included, together with Nissan’s new ProPilot with Navi Hyperlink semi-autonomous driving system, which makes use of information from the sat-nav to assist set the automobile up. That is solely accessible on automated fashions; ProPilot with Drive Help is normal on manual-equipped Premiere Version automobiles.

This trim stage additionally will get a two-tone color selection and matt silver roof rails, plus 18-inch diamond lower alloy wheels, in addition to totally different inside trim.

Nissan claims the Qashqai Premiere Version’s residual values have seen a big uplift in contrast with earlier high-spec Qashqais by as a lot as seven proportion factors, which has helped its aggressive PCP costs.

Regardless of sellers not being open at the moment, Nissan confirmed to Auto Categorical that prospects can speak to their native Nissan seller to begin the order course of forward of deliveries beginning in summer time.

New Nissan Qashqai intimately

The all-new 2021 Nissan Qashqai is the third era of the best-selling household SUV within the UK. The brand new mannequin will get an entire ground-up overhaul, which incorporates new styling, higher practicality, upgraded in-car and security tech, plus extra environment friendly engines – together with an all-new hybrid powertrain.

The 2021 Qashqai comes following Nissan’s latest announcement that it has offered over a million crossovers within the UK alone because the first era Qashqai launched again in 2007. That mannequin set the template for household automobiles over the following decade, making SUVs extra well-liked and influencing consumers, tempting them away from typical household hatchbacks just like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

The brand new Qashqai’s exterior design evolves its predecessor’s styling with a glance that’s extra stable and substantial regardless of rising by simply 35mm in size and 32mm in width. There’s additionally an extended wheelbase to create an additional 28mm of legroom within the rear. 

The entrance will get an up to date interpretation of Nissan’s ‘V-Movement’ grille, and it is flanked by slim LED headlights which lower a C-shaped slash into the fascia. The refreshed look is helped by a floating roof impact, made doable by a contrasting paint end for the highest. There are 11 exterior color choices accessible, 5 of which could be chosen with a contrasting roof for a complete of 16 mixtures. Wheel sizes vary from 17-20 inches – that most is one inch bigger than what was supplied on the second-generation Qashqai.

Inside, the Qashqai’s cabin is a superb leap ahead in each design and end. A horizontal sprint structure sees the infotainment display screen positioned on high of the sprint, with the vents and bodily air-conditioning controls moved under. 

Nissan Qashqai: new infotainment and connectivity

The infotainment system now makes use of a nine-inch touchscreen with a a lot sharper decision than earlier than, plus on-line companies that embrace gas costs, Google avenue view and velocity digital camera data. Android Auto and wi-fi Apple CarPlay are supplied too.

Whereas the earlier Qashqai’s conventional analogue dials and low-resolution, sluggish infotainment system meant it lagged behind the most effective within the class for tech, the brand new mannequin is introduced proper updated due to a brand new digital instrument cluster. 

The customisable 12.3-inch display screen permits the motive force to prioritise driving information, sat-nav, leisure or car data, all through controls on the brand new steering wheel. That new panel is backed up by a ten.8-inch head-up show – the most important of its kind on this section – on the best trim ranges.

There’s additionally extra connectivity, because the NissanConnect smartphone app permits homeowners to remotely management the automobile’s locks, lights and horn, plus ship locations to the automobile’s navigation system.

Nissan Qashqai: hybrid engines and chassis

One other big change for the Qashqai comes beneath the bonnet. The Japanese model has dropped diesel engines from the line-up, so the majority of the vary is crammed by an evolution of the outdated automobile’s 1.3-litre DIG-T turbo petrol unit, now with mild-hybrid tech. It provides 22kg in weight, however reduces CO2 output by as much as 4g/km, Nissan claims.

The engine is offered with both 138bhp or 156bhp and as much as 270Nm of torque. Entrance-wheel drive is normal on base fashions, whereas four-wheel drive is elective for essentially the most highly effective mild-hybrid. A CVT automated with artificially stepped ratios can be on supply.

The most important change, although, comes within the type of an all new hybrid unit, known as ‘e-Energy’. It makes use of a variable compression ratio 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an electrical motor that delivers a complete of 184bhp and 330Nm of torque. The brand new system is front-wheel-drive solely.

Nevertheless, it differs from hybrid programs utilized in automobiles just like the Toyota Prius as a result of the combustion unit by no means drives the wheels immediately. As a substitute, it acts as a generator, offering cost to a small battery, which then sends vitality to the electrical motor. 

In keeping with Nissan, this offers the e-Energy unit traits we’ve come to anticipate from absolutely electrical autos, corresponding to instantaneous torque supply and seamless acceleration. Official emissions and financial system figures are to be confirmed, but it surely ought to make this variant essentially the most fuel-efficient mannequin within the lineup.

Similar to the Nissan Leaf, the Qashqai e-Energy might be able to one pedal driving. Nevertheless, all-electric zero emissions working might be restricted to round one mile solely.

The most recent Qashqai rides on an up to date model of its predecessor’s CMF-C structure. Nissan has used extra high-strength metal, optimised the chassis’s bonding strategies and designed a reshaped ground construction to make the platform stronger and extra inflexible than ever. 

Regardless of this, the body-in-white is 60kg lighter than earlier than, whereas additional weight has been saved due to an aluminium bonnet, doorways and entrance wings, plus a composite boot lid. The wheelbase has grown by 20mm, serving to increase room inside, whereas Nissan says that the suspension format has additionally been redesigned. 

On the entrance there’s an up to date MacPherson strut set-up, whereas fashions outfitted with four-wheel drive or people who experience on 20-inch wheels get a multi-link arrange on the again. The remainder of the vary makes use of a torsion beam association. Revisions to the steering setup intention to enhance precision and improve really feel across the straight-ahead.

Nissan Qashqai: improved practicality and security

The expansion in dimension of the platform has helped increase the extent of flexibility on supply – all-important for a household SUV. Focus has gone into growing the impression of width inside, helped by the way in which the sprint cuts into the door trim. Nevertheless, that feeling can be due to a bodily wider cabin, which has given entrance occupants an additional 28mm of shoulder room.

Practicality has improved elsewhere, too. The Qashqai’s boot area has grown to 504 litres, which is 74 litres greater than the earlier mannequin supplied, and near the 520-litre Skoda Karoq. The 2-piece false ground is reversible with a wipe clear facet, whereas further lighting and a 12-volt socket make the area extra usable than on the outgoing automobile.

The door cubbies are bigger than with its predecessor, the cup-holders have been repositioned in order that they don’t get in the way in which of gearchanges, and Nissan says {that a} new wi-fi charging pad can cost a smartphone gadget quicker than related setups in any of its rivals. Entry to the again seats is made simpler due to doorways that now confide in 85 levels, which may show helpful in the event you’ll be strapping kids into their little one seats.

The most recent Qashqai advantages from a variety of latest and up to date driver help programs. Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous adaptive cruise management has been enhanced for the most recent Qashqai and might adapt to street circumstances, corresponding to velocity restrict information offered by means of a hyperlink to the sat-nav.

The blind spot warning system can now intervene and make a steering enter so that you don’t transfer into visitors in an adjoining lane, whereas the automobile can routinely brake if the motive force reverses in direction of oncoming autos. There’s additionally the same old stage of tech with regards to autonomous emergency braking.

Q&A with Matthew Weaver

Vice President, Nissan Design Europe

Q: It have to be tough designing a automobile that’s as well-liked because the Qashqai. How do you determine what should change and what particulars ought to be carried over?

A: I believe we’ve hit on a golden zone with the brand new Qashqai. Individuals have to recognise that it’s a Qashqai right away, as Qashqai has turn out to be a family title. However at Nissan we attempt to push fairly arduous and evolve the section. We now have 20 opponents in Europe on this section, so for the design we needed fairly an enormous soar from the present era – I believe we’ve carried out that, but we’ve stored that DNA.

We now have sure issues across the automobile to be able to determine; the V-Movement grille, which from the primary mannequin to now has slowly turn out to be extra of a precedence. With the Qashqai it’s all the time the silhouette that’s key. The earlier automobile was simply the precise dimension so we did not fully change that for this automobile, it didn’t develop massively or turn out to be a a lot tougher define. Notably the rear display screen and the A pillars are very ‘Qashqai.’ 

The package deal could be very related so we’ve obtained a great stance. 

Q: You’ve modified the C-pillar design fairly a bit from earlier fashions. What was the intention there?

A: We’ve obtained a two-tone roof, firstly, and the factor with a two-tone is that you just don’t need masking strains. So we use the quarterlights or the panel splits, and we’ve gone tremendous flush with actually tight panel gaps. The 2-tone is sweet for reducing the gravity of a automobile [making it look lower], so it takes a sporty form and lowers the gravity a bit extra with out compromising head room.

Q: From side-on the boot lid seems nearly prefer it’s angled backwards. Is that to spice up boot area? 

A: It’s just a few issues. The sloping window element could be very a lot Qashqai, as is the angle to the display screen to the badge. It’s additionally good for aerodynamics, and naturally we needed to extend boot capability. 

So general, with out increasing the automobile an excessive amount of we’ve discovered area. And it truly stretches the cabin, so in the event you look from the facet, the automobile seems a bit quicker, so we’re making an attempt to get this very dynamic look to the automobile. 

Q: It’s apparent that the inside is totally totally different from the earlier one. What was your intention inside? 

A: We needed to offer an uplifting feeling to the inside. It’s wider general, however truly with the brand new instrument panel we needed to emphasize this width, so the chrome strip you see throughout the sprint actually pulls your eyes out to the door. We needed to drag it tremendous extensive. 

The heating controls are fairly slim, and also you’ve obtained the nine-inch display screen on the highest. And we’ve tried to make use of extra wrapping on the doorways, so the whole lot feels prefer it’s upshifted in spec. 

We’ve obtained the 12-inch TFT digital show as effectively. We’ve additionally obtained ambient lighting, across the gearshift there is a chrome trim and there’s ambient lighting by means of there. There’s a precision to it – quite than simply having a great deal of mild flooding in, it’s simply these very nice pin stripes – I actually like that as a result of it’s delicate. 

Q: And there’s been a concentrate on enhancing practicality, too…

Nissan is all the time proper on that, we’ve to make issues look pretty much as good as we will make it, but it surely additionally has to all work. 

The steering wheel is new to Qashqai, and it will likely be going throughout the Nissan vary, in order that might be rolled out onto different fashions at life cycle updates.

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