2016 Nissan Qashqai Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – An upcoming new model of Qashqai from Nissan, well that sure was first. It was just less than a week after reports indicated that Nissan was planning to bring a compact model of Qashqai into the Northern American soil, a shadowy version of the crossover was spotted doing some test drives by one of our All About Cars ‘detective’ in Spain with very little camouflage.

2016 Nissan Qashqai
2016 Nissan Qashqai

We all know that the vehicle was only introduced last year donning minor changes, our best guess for this vehicle would be the prototype could be U.S bound this time round. The automaker hasn’t even confirmed or denied the existence of a smaller Rogue variant, and there are no clear directions as to whether the model will come beforehand or after the forthcoming new Rogue Variant.

However, when it finally does, it is very probable that the automaker won’t be obliged to bring the Qashqai nameplate along and will instead shift its focus and energy on the Rogue-based name in the same fashion as the Rogue Select did.

It still remains a mystery what Nissan is thinking about concerning the upcoming new crossover, however, going by the same wave as other internet sources, I will be indebted to call it Qashqai for the sake of continuity and clarity especially for our novice readers.

Exterior Pics- Nissan Qashqai 2016

The upcoming new vehicle will come with a mid-size Sports Utility Vehicle that has a longer body that the current model in the market. Additionally, it comes with an increased width of 49 mm in an amalgamation with a lower designed ground surface.

2016 Nissan Qashqai front
2016 Nissan Qashqai front

The vehicle evidently makes a debut in the market with a fairly unique design body language that offers a clamshell stimulated hood and offers several alike features with earlier versions of the sedan.

Judging from the bold design and attention to details, the new vehicle will certainly come with a fair refreshment needed in the automobile segment. A perfect combination is already in the works and will result in clean lines and powerful curves if compared to its predecessor.

2016 Nissan Qashqai back
2016 Nissan Qashqai back

Below the vehicle are 19” alloy wheels that add that extra charm to its exterior design. All models of the forthcoming Qashqai will come fitted with LED daylight running lights, whilst its top of the range models will come equipped with full LED lights in both the headlights and taillights.

2016 Nissan Qashqai Interior Spy Photos

Though the earlier vehicle came with a better interior than the new Nissan Qashqai, 2016 year model will certainly come with upgraded interiors that will give its cabin that futuristic look.

Buyers should rest assured that the vehicle will certainly come with adequate and improved features achieved through the expected upgrades and longer body dimensions. The vehicle will definitely come with an individualised cargo space, which will be dictated by the potential buyer.

2016 Nissan Qashqai interior
2016 Nissan Qashqai interior

There will also be the variable ground system that will be made possible by the introduction of the Renault Nissan Alliance’s Common Module Family – a first in Nissan Qashqai. That aside, the features which we expect will be present in the vehicle to aid its ride safety will include Double piston shock absorbers, new power steering, front collision avoidance, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and traffic sign recognition.

Engine Specs – Nissan Qashqai 2016

The new vehicle is expected to come with four engines for its entire trim versions. Under the hood of the vehicle will be two diesel and two gasoline engine options. As for the base, buyers should expect a 1.2L turbocharged gasoline engine that will offer the vehicle a maximum output of around 115 hp and 190 pounds of torque.

The other petrol powerplant will be the 1.6L inline-4 engine that will have the capability of generating up to 150 hp and 240 pounds of torque. This engine will offer a better performance than the 1.2L engine. Both will offer a better fuel economy rate at 5.6L for every 100 km travelled.

As for the diesel ones, the 1.5L DCI engine will yield up to 110 hp, whilst the other will be a 1.6L engine which will be able to generate up to 130 hp. the fuel consumption will now be 3.8L for every 100 km for the 1.5L engine, while the 1.6L one will offer 4.6L for every 100km.

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Nissan Qashqai

As there are no major alterations in the upcoming new Nissan Qashqai, buyers should not expect a hike in the price. The vehicle will be available during the last part of this year with a base price of around $28,600.