Based on the X-Trail four-wheel-drive package, the Qashqai, (pronounced "cash-kai") is another compact crossover.
Nissan Motor Company Australia spokesman Karl Gehling said they were still evaluating the vehicle.
"Obviously we would like to bring it in," he said.
"If it's a success, it will arrive about 12 months after its launch in February in the UK."
As for the name, they were "looking at the options".
The British-built vehicle will be called Qashqai in Europe, but Dualis in Japan. It also will be sold in the Middle East and South Africa.