The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has been spied undergoing testing ahead of its launch early next year.

The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has been spied undergoing testing ahead of its launch early next year.

The pictures were taken at a relatively long distance, so details are hard to make out. However, we can see the model will have a curvaceous body with a prominent grille and a sloping rear end. The prototype also appears to feature sweptback headlights and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but previous reports have indicated it could be offered with a 1.6-liter diesel as well as a supercharged 1.2-liter petrol that develops 113 bhp (84 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. A plug-in hybrid variant is also expected but it might not arrive until 2015.

The Qashqai is slated to be unveiled in November, so stay tuned for full details.

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