2021 Nissan Qashqai e-Power renders leave nothing to the imagination

The 2021 Nissan Qashqai e-Power, Nissan’s first e-Power model targeted squarely at the western markets, is all set for its world premiere on February 18. Days before the unveil, TopElectricSUV.com presents two immaculate renderings of the 2021 Nissan Qashqai e-Power that incorporate every design detail revealed in teasers, spy pictures, and credible reports.

The all-new Nissan Qashqai debuting this month will be the third generation of the brand’s pioneering compact SUV that has registered over 5 million units in sales since its introduction in 2007. The next-gen model will feature a bolder and sharper design, as evident in our renderings previewing its front and rear.

2021 Nissan Qashqai 2021 front rendering topelectricsuv.com
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai’ e-Power’s boomerang-shaped headlights remind of the Nissan Patrol.

At the front, the 2021 Nissan Qashqai can be seen featuring boomerang-shaped LED headlights that are reminiscent of the brand’s SUV flagship Nissan Patrol. A more prominent radiator grille and the cleaner hood with an increased dipped portion make the next-gen model seem wider. The new bumper, like the grille, is inspired by the Nissan Ariya electric SUV.

While a lot is different from the Mk2 Nissan Qashqai at the front, the rear-end is very familiar. The tailgate, back glass, bumper, and tail lamps are very close to the old design. The tail lamps are edgier and look squinty, and they add to the sporty character.

2021 Nissan Qashqai 2021 rear rendering topelectricsuv.com
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai e-Power could gain a 4WD option at a later stage in the lifecycle.

The interior of the 2021 Nissan Qashqai would have significant changes. From the teasers and press releases so far, we are familiarized with the new horizontal dashboard, repositioned central AC vents, 9-inch NissanConnect floating touchscreen infotainment system, 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster, and a new 10.8-inch head-up display.

2022 Nissan Rogue Sport interior dashboard
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai’s interior isn’t extraordinary on the design front, but it does look premium enough, and very practical. Image Source: Nissan

Underpinned by an improved CMF-C platform, the 2021 Nissan Qashqai is the first-ever electrified Nissan Qashqai. Customers will be able to select between a 12-volt mild hybrid system and the brand’s trademarked e-Power series hybrid variant.

The Nissan Qashqai mild-hybrid will go on sale later this year, followed by the Nissan Qashqai e-Power in 2022. The latter will be the first Nissan model worldwide to make use of a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and will be the most powerful e-Power model launched to date. While it has been confirmed in only 2WD, a 4WD option could be introduced at a later stage.

Nissan Qashqai e-Power specs

AspectNissan Qashqai e-Power Specification
Engine NameMR15
Engine Displacement1.5-liter
Engine Power140 kW (188 hp)
Engine Torque330 Nm (243 Lb.-Ft.)
Wheel Drive2WD

2021 Nissan Qashqai mild-hybrid specs

Aspect2021 Nissan Qashqai Specification
Engine NameHR13
Engine Displacement1.3-liter (turbo)
Engine Power103 kW (138 hp)/117 kW (157 hp)
Engine Torque240 Nm (177 Lb.-Ft.)/260 Nm (192 Lb.-Ft.)/270 Nm (199 Lb.-Ft.)
Wheel Drive2WD/4WD
Mild-Hybrid System Battery TypeLithium-ion
Mild-Hybrid System Battery Voltage12V

The 2021 Nissan Qashqai will likely land in the U.S. market as the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport by early next year.