Nissan Qashqai coming to the US.
Weird unexpected news… The “smaller than Rogue” will be sold in the US for 2016.
It is about 10 inches shorter, and of course, only seats 5 (The Rogue does have a 3rd row option)
But, after seeing a few in Europe, it does look sportier than the Rogue.
At first they almost look the same. But they are not.
Here is the rear view of our good old US Rogue. Roomier, larger. But more of a “family car” feel than the shorter Qashqai.
Inside. Things are actually pretty much the same.
So if you don’t really need more than 5 seats, the Qashai will do just fine.
Which could be a problem for the Rogue.
The same way the Rogue is a problem for the larger (but not that much better) Pathfinder.
The top engine in Europe is a new 1.6 Liter Turbo with 150HP. With CVT.
Probably what we’ll get over here.
(A smaller 1.2 Liter with 115HP and 6 speed manual is also available there on the base model)