Nissan has issued the first official teaser image of its all-new Qashqai. The company has also confirmed that the car will be revealed in full at 15:00 UK time on November 7, and describes the car as ‘a model that will redefine the crossover sector and set new standards across the board.’
Nissan continues, ‘Reinvented from the ground up, the new Qashqai pushes the boundaries of design and innovation – ushering in sector-first technologies and introducing fresh thinking in every area.
From advanced aerodynamics to state of the art cabin infotainment systems, the new Qashqai represents Nissan at its most creative.’
The teaser image doesn’t reveal much, although you can make out the car’s clamshell bonnet and aggressive headlights that will be pretty similar to the new X-Trail. The highlighted areas pick out the car’s prominent wheelarches, concave crease in the bodyside and curve of the roofline.
The new Qashqai will be built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant. The car will use a new platform that also underpins the new X-Trail, which debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Although the X-Trail was shown first, the Qashqai goes on sale early in 2014, with the larger, seven-seat X-Trail not due in dealers until July 2014. The latter car also replaces the old Qashqai+2, which will not be offered this time around.
Engine choices in the Qashqai are likely to include a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel, while an all-electric version and flagship Nismo model are also likely to join the range at a later date.
Prices for the new model are likely to be similar to the outgoing car, with prices starting at under £20,000.