Britain’s largest car producer, Nissan, has teased the 2014 Qashqai ahead of its launch in little over a week’s time. Nissan says the launch of the car that it describes as, ‘the most significant car in its modern history’, will redefine the crossover sector and set new standards across the board. As the backbone of production from the massive factory in Washington, near Sunderland, the success of the third generation of this car is instrumental in the ongoing growth of the UK car industry as a whole.
These images give little away about the new Qashqai, but Nissan promises that it will push the boundaries of design and innovation. What we can confirm is that it’s going to have natty looking DRLs and will continue with the same well-established tall-bodied, two-box, semi-MPV/SUV look that punters in the sub-£20,000 family car sector love so much currently. We’ve heard that it will be receiving a new smaller petrol engine to complement its diesel line-up and will also be a major step-forward in terms of driver and passenger tech.
With its market sector proving a massive growth area right now, with new rivals appearing on an almost weekly basis, Nissan will be working very hard to ensure that it retains its sales lead in the UK. Stay tuned for further updates as the launch draws closer…
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