The first official images with the second generation Nissan Qashqai have surfaced the web, ahead of a full reveal set for later today.

The first official images with the second generation Nissan Qashqai have surfaced the web, ahead of a full reveal set for later today.

Nissan has decided to borrow many styling ideas seen on the X-Trail / Rogue but in a more compact package. It's basically the same story inside the cabin where the 2014 Qashqai mimics its larger sibling as it has just about the same layout. It will be offered only as a five-seater because the privilege of a seven-seat version has already been attributed to the X-Trail.

Production will take place at the firm's Sunderland factory in UK and the car is expected to hit the market sometime next year. Upon launch it will be offered to European customers with a 1.2-liter DiG-T four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 113 bhp (84 kW). There will also be a 1.5-liter dCi diesel with 108 bhp (80 kW) and a 1.6-liter dCi outputting 128 bhp (95 kW).

More details will be available very soon.

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