New shots of Nissans new 7 seater version of there hugely successful Qashqai crossover vehicle

These are not the first images of Nissan’s long predicted Qashqai 7 seater but they are certainly the clearest to date. The Qashqai, which is known as the Dualis in some markets, has been a cash maker for Nissan since its launch in early 2007.

Nissan has sold over 130,000 units in Europe alone and has increased production in its Sunderland plant due to large demand.

The Qashqai is said to offer small SUV versatility without the ungainly offensive looks of a conventional SUV. Nissan claims to have carved a niche out all on its own with this model, and we would have to agree based on its impressive sales numbers.

To increase its appeal even further, Nissan is hurriedly putting the final touches on this seven seater model seen here doing some cold test work. The 7 seater should be available with most of the options that the 5 seater provides so that will mean a choice of 1.6 and 2.0L gasoline engines, 1.5 and 2.0 diesel engines and the option of 2 or 4 wheel drive.

Hopefully Nissan can fit this new model into its production plans, if it can, we expect this vehicle for European launch some time this year.

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