• Aug 31, 2006
The 2007 Nissan Qashqai is based on the concept of the same name that debuted at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. Nissan thought it would fan the flames of expectation before the production version's European debut at the 2006 Paris Motor Show in late September with a teaser video. Too bad some fast snapping Parisians caught the Qashqai completely uncovered already. The ute appears smaller than a RAV-4 (no third row) but with the same basic shape and increasingly common kicked up window outline ahead of the D-pillar. We'll have much more information on the Euro-only Qashqai when we meet it in person at the Paris show in a few weeks.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      and for those of youthat think this was copied off the GMC Acadia,
      yeah think of that timing, Nissan saw the Acadia two weeks ago and they quickly moved to copy it and bring a new design out in just those few weeks. phuleeeaseee
      • 8 Years Ago
      Answer.....Quashqai.


      Question.....what do you get when you cross a Murano and a Sentra?
      • 8 Years Ago
      An SUV in Paris? I think we should check up on this test model. It might already be on the side of the road with it's tires flattened and torched by an angry anti-SUV protest mob. Though, they'll leave the 50 year old gas guzzling sedans alone because they're not SUVs.

      Anyway. This looks alright for Europe. Not really for America. It doesn't stick out enough to spark interest in my book. Although this is a Europe-only model, I could see Nissan use the mini-crossover platform on a North American SUV to slot under the Murrano.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why does Nissan use round wheels on all its cars, just like the Lexus has been doing since 1989. It was orignal when Honda did it. And glass windows? Really original. The FX45 had that in 2001. C'mon Nissan - It's all your fault Carlos Ghosn!! Where is your breakthrough awesomeness? You are going to rot in hell just like GM!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ben & Eric...

      you guys are, like, SOOOOO RIGHT. This Nissan is totally indistinguishable from a Lexus RX300. Betcha can't tell what car this is:
      http://www.tradebit.com/usr/manual/pub/9002/2002-LEXUS-RX300.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      Time for the 20 comments that say how it looks like something else or that its a cross of car A and B.

      "Oh, it looks like a GMC Acadia! Nice/Fugly!"
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's with auto designer's fixation with that rear-side glass being upturned and tiny? Must all of these vehicles offer bad copy-cat styling. On the original Lexus, it was fresh, now it is just tedious.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is another example of Nissan copying an existing design/style in order to attempt to reverse its flagging American sales. Mr. Goshn, you can do better than this.
      Christian Helgesen
      • 8 Years Ago
      From Nissan's sleak Murano to this straight edge cow. What a difference a few years make. This must be Nissan's "B" group of designers. Tell me it's so! Goshn doesn't have a clue on what the American public wants, no wonder Nissan's sales are down and heading for another dive with this stuff. Maybe Nissan will need GM to bail them out soon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not bad looking at all, sort of a mashup between a Murano and BMW X3. Might be a good competitor for the Dodge Calibur/Jeep Compass?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "in order to attempt to reverse its flagging American sales."

      #3 Dennis.... Obviously you can't read... the article says this "We'll have much more information on the EURO-ONLY Qashqai when we meet it in person at the Paris show in a few weeks."
      Note the words EURO and ONLY. Thus I don't see how this is gonna reverse flagging AMERICAN sales.

      With that said, I do hope something like this DOES come to the states. Nissan is gonna be bringing out some kinda small crossover here soon. Everything I've read says it's gonna be a mini-Murano. I say, if it's anything like the Qashqai, I would consider a purchase.
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