Official: Nissan reveals new Qashqai crossover for Europe

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2015 Nissan Qashqai

Between the Juke, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder and Armada, Nissan offers a wide variety of crossovers and SUVs in this market. And that’s not even counting the trucks, vans and Infiniti crossovers. But in the European market, it all comes down the Qashqai. Not that Nissan doesn’t offer other crossovers in Europe, it’s just that the Qashqai has, since its introduction in 2007, accounted for the lion’s share, with over two million sold globally (of which 1.5 million were in Europe). And now, after teasing it repeatedly, Nissan has introduced the all-new model.

Larger, sleeker, more advanced, more comfortable and more environmentally friendly than the model it replaces, the new Qashqai is designed in Europe, for Europe, and hits the market at the start of the new year. It’s the first European model to be based on Renault-Nissan’s new Common Alliance Platform that will eventually encompass three Nissan models and 11 Renaults built in locations around the world.

An array of gasoline and diesel engines, ranging from 110 to 150 horsepower, will be available in two- or four-wheel drive configurations, with either a six-speed manual or the type of continuously variable transmission which Nissan champions.

While the previous model was offered in seven-seat Qashqai +2 configuration, that role is now taken by the X-Trail (known to us as the new Rogue, with which you could easily mistake the new Qashqai, so similar is the styling), leaving this as a strict five-seater. But those five passengers will ride in improved comfort, coddled by the latest technologies an industrial giant like the Renault-Nissan Alliance has to offer. Interested in reading more? There’s a long press release below, and a full array of 35 high-resolution images in the gallery above.

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