The new Nissan Qashqai expands its range with new electrified mechanics, which are added to the micro-hybrids (MHEV) that were available until now. The new Nissan Qashqai e-Power hybrid, the most sophisticated version of the Japanese SUV, which has the difficult task of replicating the success of its predecessors.
The new Nissan Qashqai e-Power lands in Spain with a price that starts at 39,850 euros for the N-Connecta finish, the access finish for these hybrid versions. Nissan is already accepting orders for this vehicle and the first units are expected to arrive in Spain next September. Below are the Qashqai e-Power prices No discounts or brand promotions.
- Qashqai e-POWER N-Connecta: 39,850 euros
- Qashqai e-POWER Tekna: 42,450 euros
- Qashqai e-POWER Tekna+: 45,200 euros
Between standard equipmentfrom the N-Connecta finish the following elements are included:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Fully digital instrumentation with 12.3″ screen
- Nissan Connect infotainment system with 9″ touchscreen
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Nissan Connected Services with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
- 360º vision camera with detection of moving objects
- wireless charger for smartphones
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Lane departure warning system
- Blind spot detection system with steering intervention
- Intelligent adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition
- Automatic rear braking system with motion detection
the finish Tekna adds adaptive full LED matrix headlights, Head-up Display, lane keeping assistant and Propilot system with Navi Link, 19-inch alloy wheels and an electrically operated tailgate with hands-free function.
the finish Tekna+ adds to all of the above panoramic glass roof and roof bars, 20-inch wheels, Bose sound system with 10 speakers, seats partially upholstered in leatherette, front seats with electrical adjustment, heating and massage, and heated steering wheel.
So is it a hybrid or an extended range electric?
The e-Power mechanics have aroused interest and some doubts due to its operation, which does not fit exactly into any of the types of hybrids and electrics that exist on the market. However, and although it works similar to an extended range electric vehicle in which the wheels are moved exclusively by the electric motor, we can consider the Qashqai e-Power as a non-plug-in hybrid SUV.
The doubt is cleared relatively easily when taking into account that the gasoline engine is almost always running. The gasoline engine is a three-cylinder block with 1.5 liters of displacement, turbocharged, with 155 HP of power. It always acts as an electricity generator and at no time does it move the wheels of the vehicle.
The electricity generated by the gasoline engine is stored in a 2.1 kWh capacity battery, which feeds the electric motor through the inverter. In case of full throttle and more power is required, the electricity generated by the combustion engine can go directly to the electric motor without going through the inverter. The maximum power of the electric motor, that is, the maximum power of the vehicle, is 190 hp and it offers 330 Nm of torque. The Qashqai e-Power is equipped with Nissan’s e-Pedal energy recovery system, which allows the movement of the car to be controlled using only the accelerator pedal. This system manages to apply a deceleration of up to 0.2 g just by lifting the accelerator pedal.
Due to the way the hybrid system works, the combustion engine can work most of the time in an optimal range of efficiency. The Qashqai e-Power homologates a consumption combined gasoline 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers, with CO2 emissions of 120 g/km. Has the eco label of the DGT.