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Nissan Qashqai hybrid 2024: E-Power coming to small SUV early next year from $51,590


The Qashqai E-Power is the second model in the Nissan stable to gain this hybrid technology 

Nissan Australia has announced pricing and specification for its 2024 Qashqai range, with the arrival of the E-Power hybrid version headlining the changes. 

The Japanese brand has confirmed that the E-Power variant will go on sale online on November 2nd, with the new hybrid variant available exclusively in the top-spec Ti guise, with a starting price of$51,590 before on-road costs. 

The rest of the petrol-only range kicks off from $33,890 before on-road costs for the Qashqai ST.

The Nissan Qashqai Ti E-Power is almost in Australia!

Nissan Australia has said that the Qashqai E-Power small SUV will be built in 2023 before the car arrives locally in the first quarter of 2024. 

The Qashqai small SUV sits below the X-Trail in the family tree and directly competes with other similar-sized SUVs such as the Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota Corolla Cross and the Hyundai Kona.

Interested customers will be able to place a refundable deposit of $1000 on a Nissan Qashqai E-Power on November 2nd. 

Customers can place an order for the car on November 2nd 2023

Nissan Australia senior manager of corporate communications Emily Fadeyev told Chasing Cars there would be a “decent number” of Qashqai E-Power units coming in the first quarter of 2024, however an exact figure was not stated.  

There is also the possibility of a cheaper E-Power grade becoming available at a later date, reflecting the addition of an ST-L hybrid grade to the Nissan X-Trail midsize SUV.

“[It] will really depend on demand,” said Fadeyev. “If there is demand for E-Power in lower grades of Qashqai then we would certainly look at the business case.”

What do you get with each Qashqai variant in Australia?

The Qashqai range starts off with the ST, priced from $33,890 before on-road costs, and includes the following standard specification:

A look inside the interior of the 2024 Nissan Qashqai
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system 
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Multi-link rear suspension 
  • Automatic LED headlights and daytime running lights
  • Rear spoiler 
  • Intelligent key with push button start
  • 2x USB-C and 2x USB-A ports 
  • Manual cloth seats 

Jumping up into the ST+, owners will receive:

  • Larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay 
  • LED fog lights 
  • Rain sensing automatic wipers
  • Larger 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 360-degree camera 
  • Optional two-tone roof (extra cost)
The Ti is the only variant to gain an E-Power hybrid powertrain… for now

Next up is the ST-L variant which adds:

  • Larger 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Wireless phone charger 
  • Roof rails
  • Rear LED indicator lights 
  • Adaptive headlights 
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Ambient lighting 
  • Heated and leather accented steering wheel
  • Cloth and PVC leather seat upholstery 
  • Eight-way powered driver’s seat 
  • Front parking sensors 

The Nissan Qashqai Ti adds:

  • Panoramic glass roof 
  • Quilted leather accented seat upholstery 
  • 10.8-inch head-up display 
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • 10-speaker Bose sound system
  • Hands-free power tailgate 
  • Eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat 
  • Driver’ seat memory function
  • Massage function for front seats 
  • Park assist 
The Qashqai range is a five-strong variant lineup

And at the top of the range, the Qashqai E-Power Ti includes:

  • E-Power hybrid system
  • Regenerative braking 
  • Vehicle sound for pedestrians 
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Unique front grille 

What powers the Qashqai small SUV?

The non-hybrid range of Nissan Qashqai is powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. This engine is mated to Nissan’s CVT automatic transmission. 

The E-Power powertrain uses a 1.5-litre combustion engine with an electric motor

The E-Power Ti is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that is mated to an electric motor. Unlike some other hybrid systems, Nissan’s E-Power variant does not have a physical link between the engine and the wheels. 

Instead, the combustion engine acts as a generator to create electricity to either be transferred via an inverter to the onboard battery pack, or to the electric motor, or both.

The variable-compression turbo-petrol engine produces 116kW of power, while the electric motor produces 140kW of power which is then sent to the wheels. 

The Ti variant also comes with a large sunroof

How safe is the Nissan Qashqai?

The Qashqai was tested by safety authority ANCAP in 2021 where it received a five-star rating. The vehicle scored well with a 91 percent adult occupant protection, a 93 percent child occupant protection and 97 percent for safety assist. 

Every Nissan Qashqai is equipped with the following safety features:

  • Seven airbags 
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Intelligent emergency braking with junction assist and pedestrian/cyclist detection
  • Blind spot warning
  • Blind spot intervention
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane intervention
  • Traffic sign recognition 
  • Rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Driver alert
  • Active speed limiter 
  • Tyre pressure monitoring 
  • Reversing camera and parking sensors 
A large 12.3-inch centre touchscreen features on the Nissan Qashqai E-Power

Nissan Qashqai 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • ST: $33,890
  • ST+: $37,890
  • ST-L: $42,190
  • Ti: $47,390
  • E-Power Ti: $51,590