The world’s best-selling SUV Nissan Qashqai got a new aggregate unit. The Japanese crossover has been refreshed with the new 1.3-liter turbocharger engine developed in cooperation with Daimler and Renault-Nissan Group.
This engine will replace the old 1.2-liter and 1.6-liter units that were available in versions with 114 and 163 hp. The new gasoline engine has 140 hp and 240 Nm in the compact version, and 160 hp and 260 Nm in a stronger one. Both are combined with a six-speed manual transmission, but next month Nissan will launch a seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission that will add 10 Nm of torque. Regardless of the power, buyers will only have the drive on the front axle, and the starting price in Europe should be around 22,000 euros (manual transmission).
Nissan says that the launch of the 1.3-liter unit is a response to changes in market conditions, where customers demand high-performance gasoline engines that offer enviable performance and economy. Compared to the “retired” aggregates, the new has more torque and less emissions, while average consumption is 5.3 l / 100 km with 17-inch, and 5.7 l / 100 km with 18-inch and 19 -Dynamic wheels.