2023 Nissan Qashqai: What We Know So Far
2023 Nissan Qashqai: What We Know So Far – The Qashqai only arrived in 2013 for the European market and has a much better style, extra safety features, and a fuel-efficient engine.
In 2017, Nissan USA announced a new Rogue Sport, which slots between the discontinued Juke and the normal Rogue. It’s meant to be affordable, but as we know, Americans can’t get enough crossovers.
2023 Nissan Qashqai
Nissan is in the midst of refreshing almost its entire lineup, and needless to say, the Qashqai/Rogue Sport is critical to the company’s search plans.
The European version of the compact crossover has been spotted up close and personal, hiding a bold front fascia with a large C-shaped headlight with a daytime running LED light on it.
Side profiles have undergone some changes, given mirrors are no longer at the base of pillar A. They have been moved lower at the door, which is likely to impact rearview mirror visibility positively.
The greenhouse is also different, judging by the reworked beltline, which has a flatter design than jumping from the middle of the back door as in the exit model.
We’ve seen new crossover renderings before, and they all look like this save for one element: the headlights. Some people think the bar isn’t connected next to the grille because Rogue 2021 came out. It’s going to look sharp either way.
2023 Nissan Qashqai Powertrain
The new model 2023 Qashqai is supposed to be based on a new version of the CMF platform, and we suspect all engines will be aimed at fuel economy.
Rogue sport and Qashqai may rely on the new 1.3-liter turbo. It sounds a bit small, but we’re seeing powertrains like that getting more and more in America.
While in Europe, Nissan may still offer diesel engines for a while. The 1.5-liter DCi will be equipped with exhaust gas after maintenance (AdBlue). For more power, they can also “borrow” 1.8 liters from Renault.
Moving behind, change is less noticeable. The taillight appears to have a flatter configuration and continues to expand in the tailgate.
The reflector is moved lower on the bumper while the license plate remains mounted in the rear center. But we get the impression the back end won’t be much different compared to the current Qashqai.
Overall, Nissan’s best-selling European model should inherit some design DNA from the larger Rogue 2021, which applies to interiors.
Some prototype cabin shots reveal familiar clusters of digital instruments and infotainment such as tablets, reflecting the larger Qashqai brothers.
The central air vents and the rest of the switchgear look very similar, as does the steering wheel.
The tachometer positioned on the left side of the digital driver’s screen rises to 8,000 rpm, thus indicating the prototype has a petrol engine.
It makes sense given Nissan’s decision to gradually move away from diesel in Europe, where customers are no longer enamored with oil burners after Dieselgate. Paddle shifters behind the wheel revealed the test vehicle had an automatic transmission.
And now for the bad news – the next Qashqai is thought to have been pushed back by at least six months. Citing two people familiar with the matter, the Financial Times reported production of the new crossover would not begin at the Sunderland plant in the UK until after April 2021.
It is believed the delay has something to do with the impact of the coronavirus on the automotive industry, but something good could come out of this.
European Automotive News said Nissan would know more about the evolution of the UK’s trading relationship with the EU in the post-Brexit era. The current deal will expire early next year, with both parties currently negotiating a new deal.