The next Nissan Qashqai offers a range or hybrid powertrains, including a new e-Power engine. The debut of the model will take place soon – in early 2021.
The cars with the e-Power system will be available next year. It comprises a 1.5-litre 155-bhp (115.6-kW) petrol engine and an electric motor. The engine charges a battery that in its turn supplies the electric motor. The motor makes 188 bhp (140 kW) and 330 Nm (243.4 lbft) of torque.
This system allows the petrol engine to work more efficiently (and save fuel better), plus the vehicle benefit from the instant throttle response of an electric car.
A e-Pedal function, borrowed from the Nissan Leaf, provides up to 0.2G of regenerative deceleration, when the accelerator pedal is released, with no need to touch the brake.
Other engine of the new Qashqai is a 1.3-litre turbo petrol as part of a mild-hybrid 12-volt tech (Advanced Lithium-ion battery System), in two power variants – 138 and 156 bhp (103 and 116 kW).
Transmission and drive choices are a 6-speed manual (base) or a continuously variable transmission (CVT); front- or all-wheel drive.
No diesel and plug-in hybrid versions will be offered for the new-generation Nissan Qashqai. The car will be more practical, slightly larger and more spacious than the predecessor, and more modern, of course, in terms of technologies.