Nissan Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new Qashqai e-Power hybrid – and now it’s only coming in one highly specified trim level.
Available to reserve online from November 2 ahead of deliveries commencing in the first quarter of next year, the 2024 Nissan Qashqai Ti e-Power will be priced from $51,590 plus on-road costs – $4200 more than the petrol-only Qashqai Ti.
The previously confirmed Qashqai ST-L e-Power is notably absent from the announcement, with Nissan Australia issuing the following statement to CarExpert: “Based on initial feedback from customers and dealers, we’ve seen incredibly strong demand for the Qashqai Ti e-Power”.
“This is similar to X-Trail where the strongest demand initially has been the top spec X-Trail Ti-L e-Power. As such, we’ve taken the decision to focus on Qashqai Ti e-Power at launch. We will continue to review the market and if there is demand for other variants then we will look to introduce these.”
Power in the Nissan Qashqai e-Power comes from a front-mounted electric motor developing a healthy 140kW and 330Nm, fed by a small 2.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The hybrid part? There’s a 116kW 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that has no connection to the wheels, but instead serves as an on-board generator – it’s a series hybrid but drives more like an EV.
By comparison, the 1.3-litre turbo petrol in regular Qashqai models makes 110kW (5500rpm) and 250Nm (1600-3750rpm), and is claimed to use 6.1 litres per 100km on the combined cycle. Australian fuel figures haven’t been confirmed yet, but European models quote 5.3L per 100km on the WLTP cycle.
The Qashqai Ti e-Power effectively mirrors the specification of the petrol-powered Ti, though with some hybrid-specific features and badging to distinguish it from the turbo petrol-powered range.
- e-Pedal Step (one-pedal mode)
- Will decelerate to “creeping” speed
- Regenerative braking
- Vehicle sound (pedestrians)
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Premium front grille
- e-Power badging
Qashqai Ti standard equipment:
- Remote, powered tailgate
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- Auto-dipping side mirrors
- 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument cluster
- 10.8-inch head-up display
- Intelligent key
- Driver memory for seat, mirrors, audio
- 10-speaker Bose sound system incl. subwoofer, digital amp
- 8-way power front passenger seat
- 4-way power lumbar for front seats
- Driver memory function
- Massaging front seats
- Quilted premium leather trim
- Black headliner
While the Z Nismo was subject to an online sales portal due to its small 100-unit allocation, Nissan has gone on record to say the Qashqai e-Power won’t be restricted in volume the same way.
Customers will be able to make their reservation at nissan.com.au from November 2, and nominate their preferred dealer for delivery.