The current Qashqai has been released on the Global market in the early 2013 so soon it will be time to get a small facelift. This is a car that is currently unavailable in the US market but in the rest of the World it managed to become one of the better selling small crossovers.
The 2015 Nissan Qashqai will be just a small refresh that is going to offer two more engines and also a different design for the base model. The rest of the 2015 Nissan Qashqai will remain mostly unchanged and this is normal considering it is quite new and its design scheme is on par with the other Nissan models. Another good change that is going to feature is the inclusion in a couple of different market which it was not present before.
The Interior of 2015 Nissan Qashqai
Its interior will remain unchanged in order to keep the costs of this facelift down but Nissan says that there might be included a new model for the new 2015 Nissan Qashqai. The CC2 is going to offer a couple more seats just like the previous +2 model offered. This would be really nice for the model as it would manage to enter a completely different market. The CC2 would be offering seven seats instead of the usual 5 and also a couple more upgrades. Firstly, the dual zone automatic climate control will be standard as well as the new navigation system. Options will include a big panoramic roof as well as a new infotainment system with dual screens for the back seats.
On the exterior, the 2015 Nissan Qashqai will remain unchanged over the previous generation with a minor exception. The CC2 model will be bigger in order to accommodate the two rear seats. On top of that, the windowed area of the car will also be bigger in order to let more light in.
Engine wise, the 2015 Nissan Qashqai will be offering 5 total engines. The base one will be a 1.2 liter turbocharged inline 4 with 125 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque which will only be available with a 6 speed manual. The bigger 1.6 liter turbocharged is also available in certain markets, offering 160 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The only engine which is available with a CVT gearbox is the 2 liter aspirated petrol engine, but this is only available in certain markets.
Conclusion About the Engine of 2015 Nissan Qashqai
All of these three engines are only available with front wheel drive. If you’d like the all wheel drive system then you should know that the diesel engines are required. These are a 1.5 and 1.6 liter units and offer from 110 to 140 horsepower and up to 180 lb-ft of torque each offering great performance for new 2015 Nissan Qashqai both on and off-road thanks to the high amount of torque from low revs.
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