The crossover cars are getting popular in the current auto market and Nissan tends to understand this better. Qashqai is one of the Nissan’s best-selling car models in the market today. The compact crossover is common among Nissan customers due to its high performance, comfortable ride, and affordable pricing. The automaker has unveiled plans of updating the vehicle for the 2017 year model. Reliable rumor sources indicate the car is going to receive both exterior visual update and interior redesigning. Consumers should also expect better powertrain and performance. The manufacturer is targeting the US.A market with the new 2017 Nissan Qashqai. The car will be greater than Nissan Juke to some extent but quite lesser than the Rogue model.
2017 Nissan Qashqai – Design Changes:
The exterior designing for the 2017 Nissan Qashqai features some impressive modifications that will attract the attention of car enthusiasts and regular motorists alike. To enhance the car’s aerodynamic performance, the exterior chassis has been built using a combination of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel. Among the major changes include a bigger front bumper, extensive frame broil for enhanced engine cooling and redesigned front grille. These transformations will give the new Qashqai more elegant appearance. The beautiful front fascia will be complemented by the LED headlights and fog lights. The sporty rear end might not present numerous progressions apart from the new LED tail lights.
Inside the car, it adopts the same styling featured in the Nissan Rogue model. The only difference is that Qashqai will not be offered in three-row seating like the Rogue. However, this gives the 2017 Nissan Qashqai a more spacious interior cabin. It outstanding infotainment system and high-end technological equipment make the interior design looks more classy. The instrument cluster has been also integrated into the steering wheel convenience. The seats have been upholstered using high-quality materials to improve the comfort. Headroom and legroom are also sufficient enough to minimize fatigue during long rides.
Other interior features also include automatic climate control, modern air conditioning system, and premium audio system with USB port interface, satellite radio, Bluetooth smartphone and audio integration, CD/MP3/MP4 player, and others. Nissan has also provided the variety of driver assistance and safety features including a blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, line departure warning system, rearview camera, automatic braking system, quality airbags and safety belts, parking assist and others.
2017 Nissan Qashqai – Engine Features:
For the USA market, the SUV will be offered with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged V6 engine. This motor is rated to produce about 170 hp at 117 lb-ft of torque. Rumors indicate that the engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission though automatic transmission will be offered as an option. Front wheel drive framework is standard for the 2017 Nissan Qashqai though consumers can opt for the optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
2017 Nissan Qashqai – Date of Launch and MSRP:
Nissan has not yet provided the official information regarding the pricing and release date for the 2017 Nissan Qashqai. However, consumers are anticipating that the car will be available in the USA market at the end of 2016 or probably at the start of 2017. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price will go for about $23,000 as the base price.