Nissan UK to launch all-new Qashqai with two new electrified powertrains

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Nissan will launch its all-new Qashqai in Europe with two new electrified powertrains, said the Japanese carmaker in a recent press release.

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According to Nissan, the crossover SUV will be fitted with a 1.3-liter mild-hybrid engine which will initially be offered in a 12-volt ALiS (Advanced Lithium-ion battery System) mild hybrid system. The brand’s innovative e-Power powertrain will then be made available shortly after its introduction.

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The ALiS hybrid powertrain can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or to Nissan’s Xtronic CVT.

In addition, the more affordable ALiS hybrid system will provide torque assist, extended idle stop, quick restart, and coasting stop (on Xtronic versions), with improvements to both fuel economy and CO2 output says Nissan.

The all-wheel-drive system in the new Qashqai has also been upgraded and paired with an all-new drive selector mode that offers Standard, Eco, Sport, Snow, and Off-Road modes.

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Underpinning Nissan’s new SUV is the Alliance CMF-C platform.

The new platform also gives way not only to the new powertrains but also to two new additional rear suspension configurations.

On 19-inch wheel models, the Qashqai will feature an upgraded torsion beam with a new upper body insulator and an updated bump stop.

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On the other hand, the 20-inch wheel and all-wheel-drive models will use a multi-link rear suspension configuration.

“When we started to define the needs and priorities for the next generation of Qashqai customers, we could see that we faced enormous engineering challenges. We knew Qashqai needed to be electrified, so we opted to develop two innovative powertrain options, which will combine efficiency and responsive performance,” said Nissan Technical Center Europe’s Senior Vice President of Region Research & Development David Moss.

“We also set ourselves a huge challenge: how can we reduce the weight of the bodyshell to improve the new Qashqai’s efficiency, but also improve the stiffness in order to sharpen the dynamic response, while elevating the refinement? Thanks to the new Alliance CMF-C platform, we were able to achieve those challenging objectives,” he added.

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