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Restyled Nissan Qashqai (2024)
It is the bow of the compact SUV that will be the most impacted part by these mid-career developments.
Current Nissan Qashqia
Launched in 2021, it is already planning a facelift, for the sake of not being left behind by the competition.
Nissan Pathfinder Concept
Unveiled last April, for the Chinese market, it probably inspired the style of its future little brother.
Current Nissan Qashqai
The rear part of the restyled model should not evolve excessively.
Current Nissan Qashqai
On board, the 2024 model should review the style of its steering wheel to integrate a more recent logo, while the touch screen will probably see its diagonal increased.
Marketed in the midst of the Covid pandemic, in the course of 2021, the third generation of Qashqai had a difficult start, on the sales side. If he has largely caught up since, however, he sees a dim view of the arrival of new competitors. In addition to that which occurred last year from an Austral otherwise worrying than the Kadjar, a few years earlier, it will soon have to cross swords with the brand new opuses of Peugeot 3008 and Volkswagen Tiguan. Reasons enough to encourage it to operate a facelift, next year, only three years after its launch.
Concretely, the Japanese should favor style changes inspired by the show-car Pathfinder unveiled last April on Chinese lands. On the program, a more indented grille overflowing on the wings and integrating the main optics. At the top of this imposing ventilation grille could be enthroned a light strip connecting the current daytime LEDs, while the name of the vehicle would appear in full, under the base of the hood, via a backlight. These design developments will also be applied to the X-Trail, the 7-seater version of the Qashqai. Under the hood, the 140 and 158 hp blocks should not survive the future Euro 7 (2025) standard. Will they be replaced or will they leave the field open to the 190 hp full-hybrid engine? No one knows at the moment.
The camouflaged prototypes of the Nissan Qashqai 2024 having recently crossed the path of scoop hunters, the marketing of the production model should take place in the first half of 2024, shortly preceding the renewal of its alter ego, the Nissan X-Trail.
To sum up
After only three years of career, the current Qashqai will see his style evolve in depth in order to stand up to competition that is becoming more and more pressing.