This is just what this new Nissan model is all about. This is a perfect example of how the crossover design basics have affected the SUV market. 2017 Nissan Qashqai is model which blends aspects of a high-riding SUV with some of a family-oriented hatchback. Success is all about getting these features right. This model is also known as a soon-to-be released Rogue Sport especially in the North American markets. Here’ a look into how it may fair.
This 2017 Nissan Qashqai is a handsome looking car from all respects with multiple design touches to make it look good. The U cum V-shaped grille dictates the front fascia. Front lamps come with an array of LEDs in an angular design which is immediately attractive.
The front grille droops sharply towards front fenders sporting a trapezoidal air intake giving this fascia an overall motion. Air intakes placed on sides of this fascia are mostly used up by fog lights completing a urbane new-gen design language.
Body sides consists next-to-nothing details. The side mirrors have a dash of glint with metal touches. The rear end completes an overall high-riding stance especially with the roof-line not lowering in at all. An upwards moving rear bumper gives way to a lift-gate which slopes up and curves in to meet the roof via a spoiler. Rear lamps are huge and designed to complement the front ones from every respect.
In-Cabin experience is utilitarian but tastefully plentiful. Upscale cloth seat upholstery gives a proper feel to touch and the top trims come with leather-appointed seats along with contrasting stitching. Moreover, added metal accents complete a well-furnished 2017 Nissan Qashqai interiors.
6-way power adjustable front-row, power windows and side mirrors, heated front seats are some of the leading luxury features which this car flaunts inside. Other than the base trim, all other variants come with Dual-Zone Climate Control, Remote Start and Stop, Auto-dimming Rear View mirrors etc. Infotainment features include:
- Advanced Drive-Assist Display.
- 7” multi-infotainment touch screen.
- NissanConnect plus Navigation.
- Siri Eyes Free.
- Sirius XM Traffic.
- Home Link.
- 4-Speaker/6-Speaker/ Bose Premium Audio.
2017 Nissan Qashqai Performance
A 2.5-liter 16-Valve inline-4 DOHC engine producing 170 HP at 6,000 rpm and 175 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm drives the current Qashqai. It comes with 2 driving modes, Eco and Sport modes which automatically adjusts engine response as per performance and economy. However, there are quite a few other engine options which are also being considered.
Two new turbocharged powertrains may be included into this lineup. A 1.2-liter inline 4 delivering around 120 HP and 160 lb-ft of of torque with a turbo might come up as the base engine option replacing the current naturally aspirated 2.5-liter unit. The second engine option might be a 1.6-liter turbo version which will produce nearing 200 HP as the more powerful option.
This 2017 Nissan Qashqai is expected to have a 6-Speed manual or a 6-Speed auto CVT transmission. Also, FWD and AWD drivetrain options will be available.
Nissan will aim at achieving around 28/34 mpg of fuel economy with the FWD models and base engine.
Competition and Pricing
The 2017 Nissan Qashqai price will be between $25,000 and $32,000 for higher trims. It will face stiff competition from the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson among others.