One of Nissan’s biggest money-makers is about to get a complete overhaul soon. However, that won’t happen this year, so 2020 Nissan Qashqai is about to carry on the same way. According to the latest reports, the next generation will probably come a year later, so there is no reason to believe that the upcoming model will come with bigger changes. As the last year model of the current generation, it will probably offer the same, well familiar design and features.
The current generation has been around since 2013 but it still has a lot of things to offer. This small crossover offers a pretty smooth ride and quite spacious and functional exterior. Also, the engine lineup is pretty wide. All in all, there is no reason to expect any bigger changes for the next year. The best 2020 Nissan Qashqai can bring is a couple of new standard features.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, this crossover hasn’t changed too much since the initial launch six years ago. It rides on the company’s familiar CMF platform, which ensures a comfortable and smooth ride, so drivers usually feel they are riding in a bigger vehicle. Visually, this model completely follows Nissan’s current design language, so you can find all those familiar design solutions, based on the famous V-Motion grille.
On the inside, the 2020 Nissan Qashqai will also continue in the same way. This crossover offers a quite spacious cabin, considering its exterior dimensions. The front seats are very generous in terms of space, and also feature amazing quality that ensures excellent support. The second row isn’t that generous in terms of space, but still provides relatively good comfort for longer trips. When it comes to the cargo area, there are around 23 cubic feet behind the rear seats, while the overall capacity goes all-away up to 61 cubic feet, which are pretty impressive numbers for the class. Another great thing about this cabin is that glass surfaces are huge, so you can count on excellent visibility in all directions.
When it comes to the overall quality, impressions are pretty good, despite that we are talking about one of the oldest models in the class. Although there is a lot of hard plastics, all critical areas are soft and pleasant on touch. Also, the dashboard design still looks pretty attractive and opulent.
In terms of standard equipment, all essentials are here. So, you can count on thins like 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, hands-free text messaging, two USB ports, Bluetooth etc. Additionally, you can get things like navigation, voice recognition, and a six-speaker stereo system.
When it comes to safety, all models will come standard with things like a rearview camera, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. In higher trims, you can also get more advanced systems, such as lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree parking camera. Rear automatic braking etc.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Engines
This crossover is available all around the world, so it’s no wonder there are various engine options in the offer. When it comes to gasoline engines, the first one that comes to mind is a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated unit, which delivers around 150 horsepower. Of course, smaller and more efficient turbo units are in the offer as well. One of them is a 1.6-liter turbo-four, which is good for 163 horsepower. Also, a small 1.2-liter turbo unit is available on many markets. It features a max output of 116 horsepower.
When it comes to oil-burners, there are two well-known turbodiesels from Renault. A smaller 1.5-liter dCi unit is good for about 110 horsepower, while a newer and slightly bigger 1.6-liter unit delivers around 130 horses.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Release Date and Price
Since there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we presume 2020 Nissan Qashqai will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, base models usually go somewhere between 23.000 and 25.000 dollars, depending on the market.
Nissan Qashqai Redesign
The 2020 Nissan Qashqai will probably be the last year model of the current generation. A complete overhaul will happen right after. At this point, we know that the new model is about to ride on the modified version of the CMF architecture. Besides improvements in ride quality, the new platform will also be suitable for the electrified powertrain. We count on both hybrid and all-electric versions to be offered. Of course, this redesign will include a completely new styling as well as upgrades and updates in many other aspects.