2023 Nissan Qashqai e-Power hybrid unveiled

The Nissan Qashqai e-Energy has been revealed in Europe, and can seemingly be the primary hybrid mannequin to be provided by the model in Australia later this yr

Below the bonnet there is a 116kW 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine. The engine can fluctuate its compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1, with the low compression ratio utilized in excessive demand driving, and better compression ratios utilized for regular driving or when the battery has a excessive stage of cost.

With the e-Energy system, the petrol engine acts as a generator to recharge the battery pack, or, when essential, ship power on to the electrical motor through an inverter.

As the electrical motor is solely accountable for driving the entrance wheels, the Qashqai e-Energy might be pushed in a single pedal mode — e-Pedal Step in Nissan communicate — that may brake the automobile at up 0.2g when the driving force lifts off the accelerator . That is sufficient to activate the brake lights, and produce the automobile all the way down to a creeping velocity, however not a whole cease.

Complete system output is claimed to be 140kW and 330Nm, Utilizing the European WLTP technique, the Qashqai e-Energy drinks at charge of 5.3L/100km,

With a view to enhance the driving expertise, the corporate’s European engineers have developed a “Linear Tune” system for the brand new drivetrain, which progressively will increase the revs of the 1.5-litre engine beneath acceleration with the intention to take away the “’disconnect’ between what the occupants expertise by way of efficiency and sound”.

Visually there’s little to differentiate the e-Energy mannequin from different fashions within the Qashqai vary. Essentially the most noticeable variations are the e-Energy badges on the entrance doorways and tailgate.

The Qashqai e-Energy is anticipated to land in Australia in direction of the top of 2022, with different family members attributable to set foot Down Below quickly.

The fashions will likely be fitted with a 110kW/250Nm 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a CVT. In contrast to European variations, Australia-bound fashions miss out the 12V gentle hybrid system.

Gasoline consumption within the mixed cycle is claimed to be 6.1L/100km.

Measuring 4425mm lengthy, 1838mm broad, 1635mm tall, and using on a 2666mm wheelbase, the third-generation Qashqai is just a little larger in each dimension over the automobile it replaces.

Along with a brand new crisply-styled new physique, the brand new Qashqai is accessible with a 12.3-inch instrumentation show and a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Commonplace security options embody autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross site visitors alert, site visitors signal recognition, automated excessive beams, entrance and rear parking sensors, and a reversing digital camera.

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