Tokyo 2017: Nissan Teases Crossover Concept At Showroom In Ginza; Potential Qashqai Replacement?

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Tokyo 2017: Nissan Teases Crossover Concept At Showroom In Ginza; Potential Qashqai Replacement?

Ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show set to begin this week, our colleague Hans on ground to cover the event spotted this sculpture of a crossover-shaped vehicle in the Nissan Crossing flagship showroom at the busy Ginza district of Tokyo.

The display vehicle is surrounded by a pair of Kawasaki sculpting robots. A label on the glass panel states that the concept vehicle being sculpted is set to be unveiled at the upcoming motor show.

No further information is provided, but Hans’ on-ground observations informs us that the vehicle is approximately the size of a C-segment vehicle, suggesting a concept that may preview a potential replacement of the Qashqai, a popular crossover model in Europe not sold in Malaysia.

Now in its second model generation, the current Qashqai was launched in late 2013; meaning a replacement model can be expected around 2019 or 2020. The current J11 Qashqai is based on a shortened version of the CMF platform that also underpins the T32 X-Trail.

Earlier, we reported that Nissan will also be displaying a Paramedic Concept ambulance based on the NV350 and an all-electric e-NV200 fridge concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. This new crossover, however, will likely be a bigger attraction, so it would be a development to keep tabs on.



Kon

Kon

Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.

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