The Nissan Qashqai crossover SUV can be ordered from next month at a price starting at 41,360 euros. The drive system combines a gasoline engine and an electric motor with a high-voltage battery. In addition to efficiency, the manufacturer specifically promises an “electric driving experience”. The first presentation of Qashqai e-Power are scheduled to begin in September 2022.
of electrical technology it ensures according to Nissan responsive response and direct and linear driving characteristics. An electric motor, which drives the wheels directly and exclusively, is responsible for this. The main power is provided by a 115 kW/156 hp 1.5-liter petrol engine with variable compression and turbocharging running in the rear. It generates electrical energy and directs it to a small battery that supplies power to an electric motor through an inverter, or directly to an electric motor. In certain driving situations, the battery and the electric motor are fed at the same time.
“The result is high driving pleasure and great efficiency,” promises the manufacturer. The Qashqai e-Power therefore has a content of 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers in the normal cycle, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 119 g/km. This makes the crossover SUV one of the most economical and low-output models in this class of car, announces Nissan. Thanks to the “e-Pedal”, Qashqai e-Power can be controlled almost completely with the accelerator pedal: as soon as the foot is lifted, there is an average brake of up to 0.2 g, which brings the car to a walking speed (10 km/h) reduces speed. In addition to improving comfort, this measure is intended to help the driver, especially in stop-and-go traffic.
“Our customers will enjoy the introduction of e-Power. They enjoy the benefits of an electric drive without having to plug in,” said Vincent Ricoux, CEO of Nissan Europe.
The Qashqai e-Power is available online from 1 July and can be pre-ordered from local Nissan partners.