According to the latest reports, Japanese manufacturer prepares a mid-cycle refresh for 2018 Nissan Qashqai. This compact crossover is one of the best-selling models from this brand. It originally came in 2006 and it is currently in the second generation, which is present since 2013. Soon after its launch, it instantly became one of the bestsellers in many parts of the world. After four years of productions, we will see a mid-cycle refresh. This update will include many new things. The 2018 Qashqai will come with many changes. It won’t be just a usual facelift with new visual details. We will also see many new technologies, such as new Pro Pilot system. We expect its arrival by the end of the year.
2018 Nissan Qashqai changes
As we already mentioned, 2018 Nissan Qashqai will feature many new things. We will see changes in many aspects. First things that you will notice are new visual details. We expect to see many new parts that will improve overall appearance. As it is usual for these kinds of updates, main changes will come at the front. So, expect new details and tweaks on parts like headlights, grille, bumpers etc. Other parts will also come with some tweaks. Also, we could see new wheel design and some new color options. When it comes to the interior, 2018 Nissan Qashqai probably won’t feature some more important changes, at least when it comes to overall design. On the other side, we could see some completely new hi-tech features and also updates and upgrades of current ones. One of the new features will be Pro Pilot, which provides autopilot rides.
2018 Nissan Qashqai engine
When it comes to powertrain, we don’t expect changes for 2018 Nissan Qashqai. There are several units in the offer. Petrol engines lineup starts with the 1.2-liter unit, which is good for 115 horses and 140 pound-feet of torque. Next one is the 1.6-liter engine, which has the max output of 160 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is a 2.0-liter engine with 148 horses and 148 pound-feet of torque. For diesel lovers, there are two units on the offer, both from Renault. First one has a displacement of 1.5 liters and max output of 110 horses. Another one has quite bigger displacement, 1.6 liters, and for about 20 horses more.
2018 Nissan Qashqai release date and price
The 2018 Nissan Qashqai should come by the end of the year. Base model should go around 23.000 dollars.