2020 Nissan Qashqai Review – New 1.3 DIG-T Gasoline Engine
Here is The New Updates of 2020 Nissan Qashqai. Nissan is restructuring the Qashqai range to adapt to Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulations. The new 1.3 DIG-T engine, with 140 and 160 hp, will cover the gasoline supply.
As a result of the Renault-Nissan alliance and jointly developed with Daimler, the new 1.3 DIG-T petrol engine (whose internal name is HR 13) will be offered with two power levels in the Nissan Qashqai: 140 and 160 hp, with a consumption, approved medium of 5.3 l / 100 km. It is a mechanic of 4 cylinders, with turbo, direct injection and particle filter, which will also equip other cars such as the Renault Kadjar, the Renault Scenic or the Mercedes Class A.
The new engine 1.3 DIG-T, already on sale, replaces the 1.2 of 115 HP and 1.6 of 163 HP and is expected to equip more than 50% of the Nissan Qashqai that is marketed. For the most powerful version, a new DCT automatic gearbox manufactured by Getrag, with double clutch and 7 ratios, will be offered as an option in November. This type of transmission will also reach the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 115 hp, while the new 1.7 dCi diesel version of 150 hp, which arrives at the beginning of 2019 and replaces the 1.6 dCi 130 hp, may have an automatic changeover of variation continuous CVT. This engine will be the only one that can be configured with all-wheel drive.
One of the qualities of the 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DIG-T, both in its version of 140 hp and 160 hp, is the smoothness of the movement that provides, in addition to a low level of sound and very little vibration. Its delivery of power is very linear and, especially in the version of 140 HP, the immediacy of the response of the turbo brings a high driving pleasure. There is a lot of torque available at low and medium speed so that in normal driving it is not necessary to stretch the engine to achieve a good dynamism. This also contains the level of noise, which is very low.
On the other hand, the highest delivery of the 160 hp version is especially noticeable at high revolutions, as it goes up in laps with a bit more ease past the middle regime, but there is no significant difference. In our opinion, the 1.3 DIG-T engine in its 140 hp version becomes, without a doubt, the most recommended and balanced alternative. In addition to the driving pleasure it offers, its lower weight compared to the Diesel versions also benefits the dynamic behavior, since it overloads the front axle less and achieves greater efficiency on twisty roads.
2020 Nissan Qashqai Features
With the addition of the 1.3 DIG-T engine range, the 2020 Nissan Qashqai also receives improvements in its multimedia system. Although it maintains the same 7-inch screen in the center console (which is not as large as that offered by some competitors and still does not look good when the sun is directly on it), it offers many more features and greater connectivity. Its surface is now multi-touch type, so it allows, for example, zoom in the map as in a smartphone. At the same time, it has a customizable home screen, a browser with more intuitive address search, map update for 5 years, a 3D representation of buildings, real-time traffic and the possibility of sending the destination to the car from our smartphone, through the ‘Door to door navigation’ app. At the same time, the operating system has ‘over the air’ updates to keep up to date, which can be done through a Wi-Fi network or with the connection of our phone, or through a USB memory. There are also no Apple CarPlay and Android Auto protocols with voice command recognition.
In short, in addition to a 1.3 DIG-T engine that is a pleasant surprise, this update of the Nissan Qashqai has everything you would expect from a next-generation SUV.