The engine menu for the second-gen Nissan Qashqai (Nissan Dualis in Japan) will include a new turbocharged 1.2 litre DiG-T four-cylinder engine with 113 hp on tap, according to Autocar UK. The motor will be the only petrol unit available at point of launch in early 2014.
Initial diesel engines are a 108 hp 1.5 litre dCi and a 128 hp 1.6 litre dCi, while Visia, Visia+Safety Pack, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna equipment levels should be offered, says the British publication. Buyers will be able to choose four-wheel drive on the 1.6 litre dCi Premium and 1.6 litre dCi Tekna variants.
Pictured here testing in Europe, the new Nissan Qashqai sits on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Common Module Family (CMF) platform, which the recently-unveiled third-gen Nissan X-Trail also uses. There will be a Nismo version, but a +2 version (seven seats) is unlikely, as the new X-Trail now satisfies that need.
More on the 2014 Nissan Qashqai here.