A 1.5-litre strong-hybrid and a 1.3-litre mild-hybrid are the two petrol powertrain options available for the Qashqai.
Nissan recently showcased its five-seater SUV, the Qashqai, in India, alongside the X-Trail and Juke. While the full-size X-Trail's India launch is confirmed, Nissan stated, at the time, that it is still evaluating the launch of the other two models. Meanwhile, the Qashqai was recently spotted being tested, adding to rumours that it could arrive on our shores. The test mule was highly camouflaged, of course.
In the UK, the Qashqai is available with two petrol p[owertrain options – a 1.5-litre strong-hybrid and a 1.3-litre mild-hybrid unit. The former, known as E-Power, is the more interesting of the two. The E-Power's petrol engine only serves as a generator to power the electric motors; the wheels are entirely propelled by the electric motor. The 2WD E-Power model generates 188bhp and 330Nm of peak torque. The E-Power model only comes with an e-CVT, whereas the 1.3-litre engine can be paired with either an automatic or a manual transmission.
The Nissan Qashqai is currently on sale in global markets. If introduced in the Indian market, it will be offered in the CBU form and will rival the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Jeep Compass.