Nissan has unveiled the third-generation Nissan Qashqai, which is a compact crossover that fits below the Rogue in the brand’s lineup. In the US it’s sold as the Rogue Sport, so most of what you see here we can expect for the 2022 Rogue Sport.
The new Qashqai is about the same size as the outgoing model, but it is far more stylish. At the front it gets a bigger grille that’s flanked by sharp LED daytime running lights and headlights.
Inside the upgraded interior gets better materials and the latest tech features. Nissan has moved the Qashqai way up market with new features, like massaging seats. A 9-inch touchscreen sits on top of the dashboard, while a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster sits in front of the driver.
In Europe the new Qashqai will be available with three powertrain options. The base is a 1.3-liter four-cylinder with 138 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. The second option is a 156-hp 1.3-liter with either a six-speed manual or CVT that can be equipped with front- or all-wheel drive. Both versions of the 1.3-liter feature a mild hybrid system. Lastly the most powerful option is a hybrid with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that generates a combined 187 hp and 243 lb-ft.
The new Qashqai will go on sale in Europe soon, but Nissan has not announced when it will reveal the 2022 Rogue Sport.