Work continues on the redesigned Nissan Qashqai as spy photographers have snapped a prototype undergoing hot weather testing.
Dressed in heavy camouflage, the redesigned model features a more prominent V-Motion grille which is flanked by V-shaped headlights. We can also see a large central air intake and a less flamboyant hood.
Moving further back, the crossover features an upward sweeping beltline as well as a more traditional greenhouse. The model also appears to be about the same size as its predecessor.
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The rear end is heavily disguised, but it appears pretty evolutionary. However, the model appears to adopt slimmer taillights and a wider third brake light.
Bigger changes occur inside as the cabin is far more modern and high-tech than its predecessor. While the steering wheels looks pretty familiar, there’s a new digital instrument and a free-standing infotainment system. We can also see new climate controls and what appears to be a push-button shifter.
Specifications remain a mystery, but the crossover is slated to ride on the CMF-C/D platform and be offered with an assortment of turbocharged petrol engines. The diesel engines will reportedly be dropped, but there could be eco-friendly alternatives in the form of plug-in hybrid and range-extended EV options.
Nissan hasn’t said much about the Qashqai, but recent reports have suggested the crossover has been delayed until mid-2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. That remains unconfirmed, but the company said they’ll have more to share in the coming months.
Of course, we can also expect the crossover to arrive stateside as the next-generation Rogue Sport. However, timing remains a mystery.