Set to start this month on the 8th, Nissan is said to debut their popular European crossover at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Having been a best-seller in Nissan's lineup everywhere else since 2006, it’s about time U.S. customers had a chance to get their hands on one. Increasingly desirable in the States, the SUV and crossover segment has been garnering more attention from automakers including Nissan.
According to The Truth About Cars, the Qashqai will not be replacing an existing model. Instead it will be slotted under the Rogue and compete against the likes of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport and Toyota C-HR.
Already produced in the U.K. for the Europe market, it’s only a matter of transporting the Qashqai overseas to America. Assuming that the Qashqai sells just as well in the States as it does elsewhere, Nissan may need to figures out production logistics to meet the increase in demand.
It’s not known what powertrains the Qashqai will be offered with, but it is sold in gasoline and diesel four-cylinder configurations overseas. Perhaps the U.S. model will get a 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a continuously variable transmission.