The Nissan Qashqai gets an e-POWER hybrid powertrain

The new Nissan Qashqai will be available with a hybrid engine. This represents the European debut of e-POWER. This powertrain draws technologies from the company’s pioneering Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.

The e-POWER system for New Qashqai has been specially developed for the model for European drivers. It gets a high level of fuel efficiency but is also responsive with powerful acceleration.

With both 2WD and 4WD variants, the new Qashqai has options that cater to every driving style. Drivers will also be able to travel on electric power only, which is great for those short journeys.

The new Qashqai’s e-POWER system is comprised of a high-output battery and powertrain integrated with a category-leading variable compression ratio 157PS 1.5-litre petrol engine, power generator, inverter and 140kW electric motor of similar size and power output as found in Nissan’s electric vehicles. It’s a unique solution that combines the enjoyable, seamless linear acceleration which is characteristic of an EV, but without the need for charging.

“The e-POWER system offers the best transition technology between ICE and EV, allowing users to enjoy exhilarating EV driving sensations and impressive efficiency at an affordable price point. We’re really looking forward to customers experiencing the thrill of new Qashqai’s superior electrified driving performance – it’s a perfect expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” said David Moss, Region Senior Vice President Research and Development, Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania (AMIEO).

Alongside the e-POWER hybrid powertrain, the new Qashqai will also be available with a 1.3-litre mild hybrid.

Jess Shanahan

Author:Jess Shanahan
Date Updated:19th Jan 2021

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