2014 Nissan Qashqai teased… again

This is the first proper picture of the all-new, second-generation Nissan Qashqai SUV crossover, set to go on sale in the UK in early 2014.

As we reported last week, although the new Qashqai’s official unveiling isn’t until Thursday 7 November 2013, Nissan can’t help itself, giving us a sneak peak of what it’s got in store for the new car with this latest image.

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The studio shot was a bit dark and dingy when it dropped into the MSN Cars’ inbox, but thanks to some Photoshop trickery, we’ve managed to brighten up the picture to get a good look at the replacement for the UK’s best-selling SUV in 2012.

The 2014 Qashqai’s front end takes on Nissan’s new corporate face, with some very defined creases on the front bumper and on the bonnet. No doubt these have an aerodynamic purpose to help improve efficiency, too.

The headlight clusters feature a new LED daytime running light design, echoing the swage lines on the engine cover, with the light pattern following the U-shaped chrome grille detailing.

The lights and grille also appear to be slightly ‘hooded’ by the bonnet, which could be another aero-improving trick.

Despite revealing the image of the 2014 Nissan Qashqai, the Japanese carmaker has not been quite as forthcoming with any specification details.

However, expect the new Qashqai crossover to feature a similar range of engines to the current car – including 1.5- and 1.6-litre turbodiesel units, as well as 1.6- and 2.0-litre version of Nissan’s naturally aspirated petrol engines.

However, it’s also possible that the 2.0-litre petrol will be replaced by the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol DIG-T motor from the Juke. And don’t rule out a hybrid version.

There’s also potential for the electrification of the new platform to deliver hybrid four-wheel drive, giving extra traction and, in theory, helping improve efficiency at the same time.

MSN Cars will be at the official reveal of the 2014 Nissan Qashqai this Thursday, 7 November 2013. We’ll bring you more details on the second-generation car as soon as we have them.

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