A lot of changes are on the way for the new Qashqai crossover.
Nissan is going to introduce a new engine. Not only a
conventional one but also a hybrid. According to rumors, the
2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will be part of the next-gen
vehicle. The IMQ concept is underpinning the hybrid version,
while the base model will keep the same platform. The e-Power
model will arrive in Europe during next year, and its US
sibling, Rogue Sport will also get this kind of drivetrain.
So, the new 2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will be the same as the
standard model. That means a lot of changes. The redesign will
bring the fresh look of this crossover. Fans will be happy to
see new exterior and interior. But, what is more important,
engineers are testing a hybrid setup. After 1.3-liter
three-cylinder drivetrain, this is the next big upgrade for
this lineup. The 2020 Qashqai Hybrid will also get a specific
palette of colors.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid Release Date
The new crossover is coming next year. This redesign will bring
numerous changes, and one of them is a hybrid engine based on
IMQ architecture. Nevertheless, the debut is expected next
season, but the model could appear as 2021 season vehicle.
Nissan is still quiet about this one. We believe the popular
European crossover will arrive in the first half in 2020. Rogue
Sport, Qashqai’s rebadged version for the US market will
probably debut at Detroit. The next NAIAS is going to be held
in the summer of 2020.
Until the 2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid debuts, we won’t have
clues about its price. First, the Japanese carmaker will have
to confirm drivetrains and then we can make predictions about
the price. A hybrid setup will increase the MSRP of the Qashqai
crossover. But, everything depends on the type of system this
vehicle is about to get. If rumors about the mild-hybrid
configuration come true, we can expect a boost of 2,000-5,000
€. The same will happen with the next Nissan Rogue
2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid Possible Engine and Specs
Only a couple of months ago we could see the debut of the IMQ
concept. Experts immediately found a connection with this
project and the 2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid. Not too much time
later, Nissan Europe confirmed this crossover. But, without
further details. At the presentation of the e-Power platform,
we could see a 1.2-liter engine as the base of the hybrid
setup. It generates power and powers the electric battery which
cuts fuel economy and emissions. Now, the IMQ concept is using
a 1.5-liter engine and two electric motors. This combo will be
good for very high outputs. Some say the Qashqai Hybrid will be
able to deliver 330 hp and over 700 Nm of torque.
The 2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will get two batteries, one for
each axle. That means we will have an AWD setup. Power router
for the new model will be a CVT. Hill Start Assist, Cruise
Control, Start/Stop system, and Electronic brake-force
distribution will be standard.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid Redesign and Features
The 2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will use the same shell as the
standard model. Few visual details will send information this
is a different version. However, no big differences will be
available between hybrid and petrol version. On the other hand,
we still don’t know how will Qashqai look like. The company
confirmed the new generation, but that is all we know about
this crossover. Furthermore, there are no spy photos to give us
But, our sources in the company are saying that engineers are
working on aerodynamics. The new look will improve the airflow
beneath and around the crossover. So, the 2020 Nissan Qashqai
will also be more aggressive and attractive for younger buyers.
New wheels will be there, starting with 16-inchers. Lights and
bumpers will refresh the front fascia. The same is happening at
the back of the Qashqai.
If the exterior is the same for standard and hybrid models, the
cockpit will get some significant upgrades, especially the
dashboard. Whatsoever, you will easily recognize the
distinctive styling of the Japanese carmaker, no matter which
model you choose. Cruise control and ABS are standard. Also,
you are getting Bluetooth connectivity, no matter which trims
level you choose. Six airbags are available for the base model,
and upper versions will add more safety features. Start/stop
system is going to be one of the notable additions for the 2020
Nissan Qashqai Hybrid.
The main rivals for the 2020 Nissan Qashqai Hybrid will be
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid and Honda CR-V
Hybrid, which arrives next season. Hyundai also plans to add
such drivetrain for its Tucson.
Sportage, Ford Kuga, and VW Tiguan are
more models that we need to pay attention to since their
companies are among the leaders in the segment.