2014 Nissan Qashqai has been finally revealed today. The second generation of the model was unveiled during a 3D social media digital mapping show in London. At the event, the design of the car was revealed via images which were submitted by more than 2,500 people. These images represent the best of technology innovation. Then they came together to form the shape of the all-new Qashqai.

2015 Qashqai comes to enhance Nissan's crossover leadership position. It will go on sale in January 2014. In the new SUV are included premium technologies, enhanced dynamics and a revised visual appearance.

The second generation model is 20mm wider, 49mm longer and 15mm lower than the current one. Yet despite this reduction in height, front and rear headroom levels have actually increased by 10mm and the raised driving position remains.

This gives it dynamic and sleek stance, while keeping the compact dimensions and raised driving position. Some of the distinctive features included here are clamshell-style bonnet, a comprehensive suite of advanced technology comprising of Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support and Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Park Assist.

Other innovations included here is the new powertrain range, which is wider and more efficient than ever. Each engine utilizes a turbocharger to reduce capacity, emissions and fuel consumption while maintaining excellent performance with class-leading CO2 emissions - from only 99g/km.

The fuel efficiency is additionally improved by the reduction of the weight of the vehicle. It is 40kg lighter than the previous generation. In addition, the four-wheel drive ALL-MODE 4x4-i versions will be offered with a choice of six-speed manual or all-new Xtronic transmissions.

The interior of the vehicle embodies versatility in terms of material and design. The SUV offers greater occupant space and a larger luggage capacity enhanced by a variable floor system. The new Qashqai is based on the new CMF (Common Module Family) platform.

At the heart of the 2015 Qashqai lies a suite of innovations which not only significantly add to the safety and convenience, but also delivers exceptional value. Precisely, Nissan Safety Shield is a collection of features designed to improve the safety of occupants. It comprises of the following features: Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection and High Beam Assist.

Safety Shield is just the start of the Qashqai's list of technology story. Other highlights included here are Chassis Control that enhances both ride and handling, Intelligent Parking Assist, that automatically measuring the size of an available parallel parking space, and new NissanConnect.

In addition to the main NissanConnect screen, there is also included a five-inch TFT colour display within the instrument panel. It offers information such as average and actual speeds, fuel economy, turn-by-turn navigation instructions, audio content, traffic sign recognition, Nissan Safety Shield, Chassis Control, eco driving advice, as well as tyre pressure information and torque distribution settings in 4WD mode.

Furthermore, Qashqai's front end is equipped with LED daytime running lights. The utilization of LED instead of Xenon, delivers whiter, crisper light, and demands 50 per cent less power. The lights also display Nissan's unique LED lighting signature that sweeps up from the centre of the car.

New technologies were also incorporated in the exterior design of the model. For instance, Nissan has been able to relocate the Qashqai's radar behind the bumper facia to give the car a smoother look.

More importantly, the next generation Qashqai includes a range of supremely efficient and refined petrol and diesel. The line-up consists of four engines: two petrol and two diesel, with the option of two- or four-wheel-drive. Customers can also choose between manual and all-new Xtronic automatic transmissions.

First, the petrol 1.2 DIG-T unit drives through a six-speed manual transmission, and delivers 115 hp (85 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. It emits 129g/km of CO2 and has a fuel consumption figure of 50.4mpg . It is equipped with Start/Stop ignition as standard, and benefits from a raft of fuel-saving technologies, including a regenerative alternator, optimised gear ratios and special low-viscosity oils.

Next, the 1.6 DIG-T produces 150 hp (110 kW) and 240Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Its fuel consumption is 50.4mpg, while CO2 emissions are 132g/km.

The first of the diesel engines is the 1.5 dCi which is capable of generating 110 hp (81 kW). In fact, this is the cleanest and most fuel-efficient engine ever offered in a Qashqai with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km. In terms of fuel consumption, the 1.5 dCi sets new standards in the crossover sector with an EU combined figure of just 74.3mpg.

At last, at the top of the Qashqai's diesel range is the 1.6 dCi unit offered with the option of two and four-wheel-drive. It delivers 130 hp (96kW) and is one of the most advanced diesel powerplants in its sector. In two-wheel-drive manual form, the 1.6 dCi has CO2 emissions of 115g/km and combined fuel consumption figure of 64.2mpg. The Xtronic version emits 119g/km and returns 61.4mpg, while the four-wheel-drive manual version enjoys figures of 129g/km and 57.6mpg.

2015 Qashqai technology highlights:

  • Nissan Safety Shield packages comprising:
  • Front Collision Avoidance
  • Driver Attention Support
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Moving Object Detection
  • High Beam Assist
  • Chassis Control
  • Full LED headlamps which consume 50 per cent of the power of previous Xenon lamps
  • Intelligent Parking Assist
  • New NissanConnect with smartphone app integration
  • Around View Monitor

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Source: Nissan