The third generation of the Nissan Qashqai has only been around for a short time, but against the Hyundai Tucson and the KIA Sportage, it is not performing as well as it should, or as it could. And the Japanese brand has already started the program for its renewal in the form of an update in the middle of its life cycle.
In other words, they are already preparing the restyling of their compact SUV, which will arrive in the form of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai, and which will take a significant leap forward with the focus on these two options, both the Hyundai Tucson and the KIA Sportage. Which, by the way, the KIA Sportage has just become the best-selling SUV in Spain.
The Nissan Qashqai has always been, since it exists, one of the strongest models of the Japanese company. But as we mentioned, the current one, which is the third generation, could work better in sales. This explains why the tests for the introduction of a restyling have started somewhat earlier than usual.
And it is that within this category the competition has hardened, and not only the Sportage and the Tucson represent a strong threat to the Nissan Qashqai 2024, but also the MG HS has entered this category as a howitzer. Especially with a much lower price and with equipment included as a standard that stands out from any of its competitors.
This is what will change in the Nissan Qashqai 2024, the model needs strong innovations to face the Tucson, the Sportage, and the MG HS
At the front of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai, most of the cosmetic changes will be concentrated, with the focus being on adopting traits from the Nissan Ariya. They are going to change the front optics with LED technology, and the grille is also going to be reviewed, which will be new. At the rear of the Nissan Qashqai that will arrive next year, there will also be changes, but lighter, focused on the lighting pattern of the optics and the bumper. Of course, all this with new wheel designs and also with new colors for its bodywork.
Another of the key changes will come hand in hand with the arrival of an interior revised in specific elements to improve its quality and, above all, to offer better equipment. A point on which it has become critical to focus when a restyling is introduced is precisely the technology that is offered in the cabin. And here, indeed, the new 2024 Nissan Qashqai is expected to take a significant step forward in meeting the expectations of customers in this compact SUV segment.
And the thing about advancing the restyling of the Nissan Qashqai has another key explanation, and that is that Nissan is working on a fully electric version of the model. That it is already officially promised, and according to the latest information available, it should be arriving in the year 2026. Getting ahead of both the Hyundai Tucson and the KIA Sportage and of course, the MG HS will also be a key aspect to once again enjoy the prominence that the Nissan Qashqai has historically always had within the category. Now, without making the serious mistakes they made with the Nissan Leaf.
About the Nissan Qashqai 2024, the brand wants to continue to emphasize its e-Power technology, which has gone rather unnoticed, and progressively take away the role of the gasoline versions of the model. And about the fully electric version, which, as we have been commenting, is expected to arrive just two years later than this restyling, even though Nissan has made great advances in solid-state battery technology, everything indicates that it’s The first iteration will mount a lithium-ion battery pack still with conventional liquid electrolyte. That should make it cheaper, of course, and it’s an important aspect for ‘break through’ in the market.