We tested the Nissan Qashqai e-Power: four reasons to buy it and one to think about it

We tested the Nissan Qashqai e-Power: four reasons to buy it and one to think about it

According to Nissan officials, electric cars are still far from their comfort objectives in terms of use and infrastructure. For this reason, hybrid car technology like the Nissan Qashqai e-Power from this test it’s so interesting for a good segment of drivers.

During the presentation of this SUV in Stockholm, I was able to drive and explore all that the most remarkable vehicle of the Japanese brand, which has sold some 5.5 million units since 2007, has to offer. . new Qashqai e-Power it looks like a VEAnd that was precisely the intention. However, is it worth buying?

1. Nissan Qashqai electric motor

New technology, new solutions and modern concepts. e-Power It consists of the combination of a Internal combustion engine VCR 1.5 Liter Inline 4 Petrol Petrol 155 hp power with a electric motor of 187 hp (140 kW) and a system of 2.1 kWh lithium-ion batteries.

This hybrid Nissan Qashqai does not have a gearbox because it does not need a transmission. The combustion engine has a energy generator which sends electricity to the inverter (which in turn also receives energy from the battery), and thus powers the electric motor, which is responsible for moving the front wheels.

Therefore, we have a car whose main motion system is the electric motor, while the combustion engine is responsible for powering the battery. Internal combustion power unit which, by the way, has variable compression cylinders to increase your performance when needed and technology linear tunewhich accompanies the speed in revolutions.

This engine is essential in the equation, since it has enough power to supply the electric motor through the generator and the inverter and take care of recharging the battery, which will allow a 100% electric circulation on time.

2. Low consumption and a feeling of power like in electric cars

Dashboard of the Nissan Qashqai e-Power.

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During the Nissan Qashqai e-Power review we were able to ride on many roads near stockholm, as well as in the streets of the Swedish capital. A very different scenario Spainbecause the Nordic country is plagued by radars and their limits are lower than those of our country.

However, the 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers of fuel consumption in mixed cycle they are really solvents. They could easily be bred to 6L/100km in our country, but the power / fuel consumption ratio is quite satisfactory.

Especially because power delivery is immediate, like that of a conventional electric car. In fact, we don’t use ICE (internal combustion engine) to move the wheels, so there’s no lag in the torque delivered as you rev ​​up.

He has three driving modes: Echo, Standard Yes sport. In addition, you will have at your disposal B-Mode (with acceleration limitation and increased battery regeneration) and the e-pedalwhich you can activate in heavy traffic situations with frequent stops and which will increase engine braking when you release the accelerator.

In total numbers, the Qashqai e-Power delivers 190 hp and 330 Nm of torque. Much higher than 158 hp Yes 260Nm maximum torque Qashqai 1.3 ICE mild hybrid.

3. An interior that renews its technology on the same bases

If something works, it is better not to change it, but to improve it. That’s what happened to him. Interior of the Nissan Qashqai e-Power. The scheme is identical to its predecessor, but the multimedia screenthe Central console and the software interface of the dashboard.

Among the four fundamentals on which this Nissan orbits (responsive driving, silence, energy efficiency and no need to plug in the car), the the silence He is the one who impresses the most being inside next to his answer.

audio system Bose, in the case of our Nissan Qashqai e-Power test unit, emits a negative sound spectrum than that picked up by the car. In other words: he has active noise cancellation. Like many headphones on the market today, what soundproof a lot in the car.

Their 12.3-inch instrument cluster is associated with the multimedia screen of the same dimensions and a head-up display with the necessary driving information. There’s no shortage of connectivity, and how quickly it’s able to quickly get the features of your smartphone.

As for spaceall the seats are really comfortable (although my height of 1.89 meters usually makes these test parts difficult for me), to which must be added a good trunk capacity which is not affected by the hybrid system thanks to the architecture of the CMF-C platform designed for this e-Power.

4. Excellent amenities and prices

Nissan Qashqai e-Power.

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Robert Garciain charge of Nissan Iberia at brand level, provided us with the prices at which the new Nissan Qashqai e-Power will be available from the end of the summer.

Its price will start from 39,850 euros in the N-Connect finishwhich includes a digital cockpit, a 12.3-inch multimedia screen, all available ADAS (driver aids) systems and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The tekna finish offers for 2,600 euros morethe 10-inch head-up display, the ProPilot function with Navi-Link (able to adapt the driving to the route established in the navigator), the upholstery partially built in synthetic leather and the 19-inch wheels.

the latest arrival, Tekna+ and with a price of additional €5,350 From the standard version, it offers, in addition to its predecessor, the BOSE 10-speaker system, Nappa leather upholstery, multi-link suspension and 20-inch wheels.

5. It will not have a DGT Zero label despite its electric range

Nissan Qashqai e-Power.

Rodrigo Garcia Vita

The big bet of this Nissan Qashqai e-Power is that it presents itself as a transition car perfect before the future 100% electric. In fact, Nissan has gone so far as to claim to have a electric range up to 5 kilometers.

However, you must follow the eco-labelsince according to Spanish regulations, the Zero label It needs two hypotheses: an electric autonomy (which answers it) and that it is pluggable, and it is because of this last point that it could not achieve it.

Is it really worth it or is it better to invest in an electric car now? That’s the big question with that Qashqai e-Power. It is undoubtedly a big bet given the current situation, although it is based on the uncertainty of the evolution of the electric park in Spain in the coming years.

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