New Nissan Qashqai 2021: electrified SUV on sale from £ 23,535 Car News

Increases of 35mm in length and 32mm in width help the new Qashqai appear longer and lower than its predecessor, while the optional new 20-inch alloy wheels mark a move upmarket for spec variants. higher.

Designer Matt Weaver said the switch to electrified-only powertrains influenced the styling of the new Qashqai, as it required an increased focus on aerodynamics, highlighting the front vertical air channels and shape. the car’s slightly tapering as a key differentiator from the previous, non-electrified. car. The body is also lighter, with new composite and aluminum panels contributing to an overall weight loss of 60kg. New welding and stamping techniques have improved overall stiffness by 41%, improving refinement, safety and responsiveness.

The revised CMF-C platform incorporates a new Macpherson strut suspension at both ends. The two-wheel-drive car is fitted with a beam axle at the rear, while the four-wheel-drive variant adopts a more advanced multi-link configuration. The Qashqai also gets more responsive power steering, which Nissan says “will continue to provide a rewarding driving experience,” and “will also be enjoyable when the road gets twisty.”

The interior has undergone equally substantial revisions, in line with Nissan’s goal of establishing “a new segment standard for premium feel, distinctive design and enhanced usability,” by putting the emphasis on advanced infotainment and security technology. A new 9.0-inch high-definition multimedia touchscreen replaces the outgoing car’s 7.0-inch unit, while a 10.8-inch head-up display is said to be the largest in its segment. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa provide voice control functionality, and the NissanConnect smartphone app allows remote control of certain functions, including the horn, lights and central locking.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-30 08:56:09