Nissan will reportedly introduce the next-generation Qashqai at the very end of the decade. However, although there is still plenty of time until then, the Japanese car manufacturer has started the development already. The 2020 Nissan Qashqai will be produced on Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom as the predecessors, so it’s no wonder at all why Auto Express got the first information about it.
According to them, the 2020 Qashqai will be heavily influenced by the IMx Concept presented at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Still, don’t expect to be as aggressive as it’s the concept. No, the production version of the popular crossover can be as outlandish as it’s the concept. Though, it’s going to pick up the best styling cues from the IMx.
The compact high-riding vehicle will probably give a try to the new grille and similar headlights, while the front bumper should get a more conventional design. The redesigned Qashqai will definitely host less dynamic rooflines and rear hatch, while the taillights should be borrowed from the concept. Plus, the wheels feature really interesting design, so they might see the light of day when the production model arrives.
Aside it’s going to receive a complete redesign the SUV will also host a new platform, which will be compatible with more powertrain options. As far as we heard, the carmaker will definitely introduce the 2020 Nissan Qashqai EV. If the electric SUV get the same battery-motor treatment as the concept, the most potent model could easily get 430 horsepower 515 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the all-wheel-drive EV with two electric motors (one for every axle) will reportedly be able to cross up to 373 miles on a single charge. Still, the manufacturer might skip the chance to add this amazing option beneath the hood of the compact crossover. Perhaps they keep the option for Infiniti models.
Of course, Nissan won’t skip the chance to ProPILOT driver assistance system (the latest version at the time) and totally new dash.
Do we need to say that the U.S. public is getting one similar model? Yes, Nissan will introduce the 2020 Rogue with the same design and technologies.