Nissan Qashqai gets new 1.3L turbo in Europe


All-new engine accessible in 103kW and 118kW variations, debuts dual-clutch vehicle for core Nissan line-up.

Nissan has introduced a new powertrain for the top-selling Qashqai in Europe, a 1.3-litre turbo petrol, which hits showrooms in the area from November.

The new powertrain will make its debut in the Nissan line-up – now supplied in the linked Renault Kadjar – changing the outgoing 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre turbo units.

It’s out there in two states of tune completely with entrance-wheel travel: 140PS (103kW) and 240Nm, along with 160PS (118kW) and 260/270Nm. The former is exclusively available with a six-speed guide, though the latter is offered with either a six-pace guide or seven-speed twin-clutch automated, with the DCT receiving a 10Nm bump.

Nissan British isles suggests the new engines are compliant with the new Euro 6d-Temp emissions common, when providing lowered CO2 emissions and gas intake.

The two variants fitted with the 6-speed manual are rated at 53.3mpg (5.3L/100km) with 17-inch wheels, or 49.6mpg (5.7L/100km) with 18- or 19-inch rims.

Pricing in the British isles begins at £19,595 ($35,364) for the 140PS engine in ‘Visia’ trim, while the 160PS in vary-topping Tekna guise is £28,595 ($51,607). Nissan will announce pricing for the DCT model “in owing study course”.

Australia

We have achieved out to Nissan’s area arm regarding Australian availability of the new turbo petrol engine, and are awaiting a response.

At present, regional variations of the Qashqai are sourced from the exact Sunderland (United kingdom) factory as European types, although ours are equipped with a 2.-litre the natural way-aspirated petrol motor creating 106kW and 200Nm, driving the front wheels by way of a CVT computerized.

Remain tuned for an update.

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