ANALYSIS: Powertrain options on the Nissan Qashqai – can Renault/Nissan make CVTs popular in Europe?
The full range of Nissan and Renault engines has been utilised in the Nissan Qashqai crossover, which also shares its underlying platform (the C Platform) with several other Renault and Nissan vehicles. There is also a Jatco produced CVT available with the 2.0-litre petrol engine and that makes the Qashqai the first Renault to get it. Is it a shrewd move, in Europe, where CVTs have had limited success, asks CSM Worldwide analyst Chris Guile?
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