New details are starting to emerge about the 2014 Nissan Qashqai. It will reportedly be more upscale and fuel efficient.

New details are starting to emerge about the 2014 Nissan Qashqai.

According to Auto Express, the crossover will have styling that is influenced by the Hi-Cross concept. Nissan's executive vice president, Andy Palmer, also told the magazine it will be about the same size as today's model.

Inside, the cabin is expected to feature higher quality materials and an improved design. As Palmer noted, "Nissan has a scale for measuring overall quality and fit and finish of its cars. The new Qashqai is the first model to score a six."

Under the hood, there will reportedly be a new turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine that produces 113 hp (84 kW / 114 PS) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. It could enable the crossover to average more than 50 mpg UK (41.6 mpg US / 5.6L/100km) with CO2 emissions of less than 120 g/km.

On the diesel side, we can expect a 1.6 dCi that develops 128 hp (95 kW / 130 PS) and returns 60+ mpg UK (49.9 mpg US / 4.7L/100 km) with CO2 emissions of less than 105 g/km.

Note: Nissan Hi-Cross concept pictured


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