New 2014 Nissan Qashqai; India launch, price, engine & specs

New Nissan Qashqai Crossover

Nissan India has recently phased out its flagship SUV, X-Trail from the Indian car market. Now, speculations are rife that the company is planning to introduce the new generation Qashqai crossover in the country. First launched in 2007, the company has recently revamped the crossover which has already been on sale in several international markets.

Nissan Qashqai engine specifications

The Qashqai crossover is offered in two petrol and two diesel engine options. Gasoline options include the 1.2-litre DIG-T engine that churns out 115PS and 190Nm of top torque and 1.6 DIG-T that produces 150PS and 240Nm of torque. The oil burner gets the 1.5-litre dCi engine (that also does its duty in the Terrano) produces 110PS and a 1.6-litre dCi engine that is capable of producing 130PS of top power. All engines are coupled to a six-speed manual transmission gearbox, while a newly developed Xtronic transmission gearbox for petrol version.

Nissan Qashqai Exteriors & Dimensions

The crossover gets evolved with times and this time the crossover gets new front and rear fascia, along with more sculpted side profile. At the front, the vehicle gets new V-shaped grille, wrap-around front headlamp cluster and a clamshell bonnet. The rear profile of the Qashqai crossover gets Nissan’s ‘Boomerang’ lights.

The new generation Qashqai crossover is 20mm wider, 49mm longer and 15mm lower than the previous generation model, while the headroom height increased by 10mm. The body appears stiffer with aggressive curves and bold lines running across the length. Its beefed-up wheel arches have been fitted to 19-inch alloy wheels. It has a drag co-efficient of 0.32 thanks to better aerodynamics, which in returns offers lower CO2 emissions, improved fuel efficiency and improved stability at speed.

Nissan Qashqai Interiors

Inside the cabin, the vehicle gets several comfort, convenience and safety features. The gadget section gets improved, as the switching on three-flash indicators to fasten the audio headlights switch on and others. The meter display is positioned between the analogue speedometer and tachometer which shows menus and other information. The muti-functional steering wheel has all the controls for music and other features. It offers an impressive boot space of 430-litres, while the headroom, legroom and shoulder room has also increased. The tailgate can be opened by up to 150-litres which further make it easy to carry luggage.

The top-of-the line models are equipped with leather and Alcantara trim which make its look premium. The standard equipment levels include air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity and start-stop functions. The base spec models gets automatic AC, hill start assist, a five-inch colour HD infotainment screen, chassis control, tyre pressure monitoring system and speed limiter/cruise control. The top spec models has new generation NissanConnect infotainment system with DAB radio, rear view camera, parking sensors, a panoramic glass roof and i-key start push button.

Nissan Qashqai Safety and other features

When it comes to safety, the vehicle gets front collision avoidance which scans the road ahead to inform the driver, driver attention support during drowsiness, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, moving object detection, blind spot warning and high beam assist.

The chassis and suspension mechanism has been reworked that feature McPherson struts at the front and a twist-beam design at the rear (2WD) or multi-link system (AWD). The vehicle also gets newly formulated steering wheel which offers improved response. The all-wheel drive also gets Chassis Control system that includes Active Ride Control which controls fluctuations, Active Engine Brake to improve braking on corners.

Nissan Qashqai expected price and launch date in India

Nissan India is likely to introduce the Qashqai crossover by the 2015 in the Indian car market. It will be positioned against the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Skoda Yeti, and is likely to be priced in the range of Rs. 16-20 lakh.



  1. G P Girija shankar

    August 8, 2014 at 8:10 PMAug

    is there an auto diesel version also? Will i be informed of the launch.

    • admin

      August 8, 2014 at 8:10 PMAug

      Hi G P Girija Shankar

      Yes, Nissan will launch the Qashqai and new X-Trail in the country by 2015-16. It will come in diesel version with both manual and automatic transmission.

  2. G P Girijashankar

    August 13, 2014 at 8:10 AMAug

    This is going to be a real hit in India if correctly priced. I hope Nissan will not make the same mistake Skoda made with the Yeti while pricing the same. It could have been a bench mark and a runaway success if Skoda had done their homework deftly.

    • admin

      August 13, 2014 at 8:10 AMAug

      Yes GP Girijashankar

      Nissan has a huge production capacity in India; and with local components they are able to price it well in the market. Moreover, the Qashqai size and design suits the Indian buyers while Skoda Yeti with its styling failed to lure buyers, though it looks appealing. With SUV name, the first things Indian buyers think is space, size and features, and Qashqai offers all.

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