2016 Nissan Quest Exterior, Interior
Nissan’s minivan Quest has been on the market since 1992, and it is currently in its fourth generation which started back in 2011. Since Japanese manufacturer switched generations of the MPV every five years, we can expect 2016 Nissan Quest to come fully redesigned. With upgrades made on the exterior and interior, this automaker may also introduce some changes on the performance of the model. Whether it will be some power boost, additional engine or change of the current one is left to see.
2016 Nissan Quest EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Since we can expect new generation, changes on the exterior of the 2016 Nissan Quest will be pretty radical. Design lines, as well as overall body shape will most likely be adjusted in order to make the model more aerodynamic than before. Light weighted materials, such as aluminum, are also expected to be important part of this makeover. This will further influence the performance and fuel economy of the model. Front end of the upcoming Quest should feature new grille and headlights, with slightly more aggressive and modern shape.
Inside, new Quest should get better materials and improved features, but design will, most likely be altered slightly as well. Still, we can’t claim for sure what will be redesigned on the inside, since detailed info about exterior and interior changes are not available at the moment, therefore we can’t give precise specs yet. Completely redesigned model should come to the market, either late this year, at best, or early on next, when Nissan will present its new Quest to the wider public. Trims of the model are expected to stay the same, and include S, SV, SL and Premium levels.
2016 Nissan Quest ENGINE SPECS
Current Quest is run by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. It produces 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The power is sent to front wheels via CVT (continuously variable transmission). It comes with an independent suspension at all four corners and electrohydraulic steering. Whether 2016 Nissan Quest will keep this engine, and give it some power boosters, or it will switch to something more powerful, we will have to wait and see.
In case Nissan decides to keep the engine, fuel economy should be improved, mainly thanks to usage of light-weighted materials. This means that current EPA rates of 20/27/22 mpg city/hwy/combined could be improved by a mile or two.
2016 Nissan Quest PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
As we mentioned in the article, release date of the model is not expected before late this year, and most likely we will have to wait for some big international auto show early on next year. Pricing specs will be revealed as we approach to official release of the 2016 Nissan Quest, but new model is expected to start around $27,000 – $28,000.