The very first spy shots of the new Nissan Qashqai SUV testing in China. The new Qashqai will debut internationally in November and will hit the world markets as a 2014 model. The Chinese Nissan Qashqai will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
Design of the new Nissan Qashqai will be inspired by the 2012 Nissan Hi-Cross concept car. The new Qashqai will continue to be based on the Renault-Nissan C-Platform. Engines however will see some changes; the current 1.6 will likely be replaced by a new 1.2 turbo and the 2.0 will likely be replaced with a 1.8.
The current Nissan Qashqai is made in China by the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. Price starts at 139.800 yuan and ends at 219.800 yuan. Engines: 122hp 1.6 and 144hp 2.0. The facelifted car will get the new engines and price is expected to start slightly higher. The current Qashqai won’t die yet, it will be rebadged as a Venucia, the sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture focused on making cheap cars.