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Christopher Bruce2013-11-26 17:46:28

Qashqai Likely Next Nissan to Get Nismo Treatment

The debut is planned for next winter

 
 
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The Qashqai Nismo will get the 212hp engine from the Juke Nismo RS

With the introduction of the GT-R NismoGT-R NismoNissan GT-R NismoJapan, 2013 > present8 photos
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RS at the Tokyo Motor Show and LA Auto Show respectively, NissanNissanNissanJapan, 1932 > present159 models
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is really showing that that Nismo name will not be reserved for the Japanese market anymore. The next Nissan planned to get the Nismo treatment is the QashqaiQashqai 2Nissan Qashqai 2Japan, 2014 > present90 versions
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in Europe in the winter of 2014. 

The Qashqai Nismo would get the red-accented body kit, upgraded handling and improved interior that the Juke Nismo also received, but the big upgrade would be the 212hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine from the Juke Nismo RS.

"I'm adamant that Nismo should be about more than just more power. I want us to focus on ride and handling, making cars that aren't just faster, but also feel obviously more fun to drive," said Andy Palmer, Nissan's global product planning boss.

'When I'm discussing Nismo internally, I like to refer to it as 'the democratization of AMGAMGAMGGermany, 1966 > present17 models
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.' We want to offer these fun cars, but at a price lots of customers can afford."

Expect to see the Nismo name on more Nissans in the future. 

Source: Car

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