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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Still holding the title of Europe’s best-selling crossover, the new Nissan Qashqai has been upgraded with plenty of premium features and there’s even a new Tekna+ trim level.

Detailed in their latest press release, Nissan has focused on four areas in the updated Qashqai; exterior styling, higher levels of interior materials, improved driving performance, and new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies.

For a more contemporary look, Nissan has revised the Qashqai’s front end with a new bumper featuring the brand’s ‘V-Motion’ grille and headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. There are even two versions of the Nissan badge depending on which trim you choose; a flat finish for N-Connecta and a more traditionally contoured badge for trims without Intelligent Emergency Braking.

Not to be left out, the interior is fitted with a new D-shaped steering wheel and better quality materials are used for the air vents and interior door handles, there’s even new stitching for the center console armrest. Of course, passenger comfort has been improved with new supportive front seats with slimmer backs for additional rear passenger leg room.

Getting the Qashqai moving are seven engine options, three of which are petrol and four are diesel powered.



Then there’s the new range-topping Tekna+ trim, which was designed to set a new premium benchmark for the C-SUV crossover segment. It comes with soft nappa leather upholstery, premium seats, 3D quilting on the centre panels with a choice of standard black leather or a rich plum colour at no cost, BOSE Premium eight-speaker audio system and more.

The new Nissan Qashqai should be hitting European showroom floors starting July.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2017, 02:59 PM
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Surprise.... wait, no surprise... it's just like the current Maxima



I think everyone seen this coming for a while now. Nissan has always included styling specific to the North American market, and other markets. Its a good look to me.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2017, 03:45 PM
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It's pretty obvious that they wouldn't make it look different. Nissan and many other manufacturers tend to keep these characteristics the same throughout the lineup. It's also what helps make them identifiable from a further away distance.

The main thing is, it looks a heck of a lot better than it did before.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 01:43 PM
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Too bad they can't change the headlights to look more like the Maxima. But a next generation Rogue should include that. Unless we see a more squared front end like the Nissan Kicks:

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The Nissan Kicks actually looks pretty darn nice but I prefer the way the Rogue Sport looks now over what the Kicks looks like. The Kicks doesn't look nearly as aggressive. I like the indentation to the headlights that the Maxima has though so that would be a nice small touch they could incorporate into the Rogue Sport to add even more of a mean look to it.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2017, 03:03 PM
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Well.. no need to talk about that anymore as the Kicks isn't even going to make it to NA. So the Rogue Sport is all we're going to have to deal with.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 01:31 PM
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Just because we won't get the Kicks doesn't mean some of the design language could appear on the Rogue Sport in later years so it's still not a bad idea to look at it. Design cues do get transferred from one vehicle to another on the lineup all the time.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 02:34 PM
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Looking at the Kicks again, it seems like it's a mix of the Infiniti FX front end with the regular Nissan front end. Either way, there are already traits shared among the two and there doesn't need to be more it seems. The Kicks is just the smaller, cheaper version without fancy LEDs and less aggression.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 07:04 PM
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The new Nissan Micra is said to wear the same design language so anyone living in a market that gets the Micra also has that option, although this time around they might call it something else.
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