Nissan has exposed the awaited crossbreed version of the most recent Qashqai: the Qashqai e-power, which will certainly get here for sale in the UK this summer.
The Qashqai e-power is the brand’s very first design in Europe to make use of the company’s e-power crossbreed modern technology, formerly outfitted on a number of versions in Japan. It takes advantage of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged gas engine creating 156bhp, which works in series with an electrical motor system for a complete power output of 188bhp and 330Nm torque. Nissan asserts approximately 53.3 mpg and carbon dioxide exhausts from 119g/km.
As in various other hybrid SUV competitors, such as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the engine acts as an electrical power generator, sending charge to either the small battery pack, directly to the electric motor, or to both concurrently.
The single source of drive for the wheels is the electrical motor system – the engine does not have an equipment that secures and also drives the wheels directly.
New modern technologies for the Qashqai e-power consist of a system called ‘Direct Song’, which closely governs engine speed to ensure that the changes per second does not sound out of sync with the rate the automobile is taking a trip. The Qashqai e-power additionally features partial one pedal driving, capable of decreasing the speed of the car to a slow-moving creep, not a period.
Nissan Qashqai rates and also requirements
Costs and trim levels for the brand-new third-generation Qashqai family members SUV are out currently, kicking off at ₤ 23,535 – costs for the e-Power crossbreed versions are not yet available.
The range opens with the Visia grade cars and truck, which is powered by Nissan’s brand-new 138bhp 1.3-litre DIG-T mild-hybrid turbocharged gasoline engine together with a hands-on gearbox. Stepping up to the Acenta Premium version sees the cost rise to ₤ 26,135 with the same engine as well as gearbox mix, though the more powerful variation 156bhp 1.3-litre gasoline unit is priced from ₤ 26,855 – a ₤ 720 premium. This design is likewise readily available with an automated gearbox, taking the rate up to ₤ 28,455.
N-Connecta and also Tekna trims are offered with every powertrain offered on the new Qashqai, beginning with ₤ 28,305 as well as ₤ 30,845 specifically. These qualities likewise use the option of four-wheel drive, however this set-up is just readily available in conjunction with Nissan’s extra powerful 156bhp 1.3 DIG-T engine as well as CVT transmission, with costs beginning with ₤ 32,335 in N-Connecta trim.
There’s a range-topping Tekna+ trim too. It’s not offered with the beginning 138bhp engine as well as manual gearbox, and also is just available with the more effective 156bhp engine, either with front-wheel drive (handbook or CVT automatic) or four-wheel-drive. It’s priced from ₤ 34,175.
The ₤ 29,270 launch-spec Premiere Edition trim remains offered in limited numbers.
It is powered by Nissan’s new 138bhp 1.3-litre DIG-T mild-hybrid turbocharged gasoline engine in conjunction with a hands-on transmission, while an automated Xtronic choice is provided when paired with Nissan’s a lot more powerful DIG-T mild-hybrid engine. This powertrain prices from ₤ 31,790 in Premiere Edition trim.