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Nissan Updates Europe’s Qashqai – and Why Americans Will Be Pleased (Eventually)

Compact CUV gets a facelift for Geneva – and new semi-autonomous technology.

by on Mar.10, 2017

The Nissan Qashqai is getting a new look for Europe. It will also use the automaker's new ProPilot autonomous vehicle driving technology.

Nissan is giving its wildly popular Qashqai crossover a makeover, the public getting a good look at the updated model at this month’s Geneva Motor Show – the new CUV offering a first look at Nissan’s ProPilot self-driving technology.

That’s great news for fans of the Japanese maker’s most popular European model. The Qashqai helped carve out the crossover segment on the Continent, and with a growing list of competitors taking aim, Nissan needs to give buyers reason to keep coming back.

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Until now, the Qashqai has steered clear of the U.S. market. It’s finally getting ready to show up – abeit in the form of the Nissan Rogue Sport that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January. For American buyers, that’s the good news. The bad? The Sport will, for at least a year or two, be based on the old Qashqai design. (more…)

First Look: 2011 Nissan Micra


by on Mar.02, 2010

Nissan eventually plans to market the 2011 Micra in more than 150 countries -- including the U.S.

Downsizing is the name of the automotive game, these days, and Nissan is weighing in with the latest remake of its pint-sized Micra, which is taking its bows at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

Scheduled for a global roll-out, in the coming year, the Japanese maker says it will eventually market this, its smallest offering, in more than 150 countries worldwide, likely including the U.S.

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Despite its diminutive appearance, the 2011 Nissan Micra is actually a wee bit bigger than the outgoing model, with a longer wheelbase, a wider body and a more roomy interior.  Slightly lowered, as well, the micro-car will be offered in only a five-door hatchback configuration.  But at least two other body styles are reportedly on tap for Nissan’s new V-Platform , including a mini-crossover.