Qashqai follows up with sleeker design

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

MADE in Japan but named after an Iranian nomadic people, the Nissan Qashqai has proved its popularity in the motoring combo sector of SUVs, which combine family car and light commercial features. Since its inception in 2007, it has notched sales success of over two million units globally and over 20 000 in South Africa.

The latest Qashqai model, issued in 2014, is keeping the momentum going, thanks to the sleeker look of its second-generation design. The new Nissan Qashqai is of compact hatchback dimensions. With the practicality of a passenger car and the big driving position of an SUV, the Nissan Qashqai has matured into a vehicle which answers customer’s motoring needs. Moreover, the completely new Qashqai is longer, wider, lower and lighter. The vehicle also boasts state-of-the-art technology and increased efficiency in performance.

Engines

There are five models, three engines and two gearboxes to choose from. The engines include: 1.2-litre turbo petrol with 85 kW and 190 Nm

1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 81 kW and 260 Nm

1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 96 kW and 320 Nm.

Additional fact of curiosity is that the current Qashqais cars are built at the Nissan factory in Sunderland, England and not in Yokohama, Japan

Specification and features

Specification wise, the new Nissan Qashqai offers generous helpings of comfort features, even from the bottom of the range starts with the 1.2T Visia manual, which includes standard feature highlights like LED daytime running lights, electrically-adjustable door mirrors, Charcoal cloth trim, 16-inch wheels, a 5-inch full-colour HD Drive-Assist Display, remote central locking, a fully-compatible audio system with four speakers, a multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, two cup holders, four bottle holders and manual air conditioning. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are available as an option.

The new 1.2T Acenta and 1.5dCi Acenta models add even more features with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, along with autoc lights and wipers, front fog lights, electric folding door mirrors, a leather steering wheel and gear lever, Graphite cloth trim, an electric anti-dazzle rear view mirror, six speakers, dual-zone climate control, driver and passenger seatback pockets, and an extra two cup holders.

Optional extras consist of two packs called the Design Pack and the Techno Pack. You can have either or, or a combination of the two. Design Pack consists of smart silver roof rails, privacy glass and 19-inch V-design alloy wheels, while the Techno Pack includes Around View Monitor, heated door mirrors and the new NissanConnect infotainment system.

Prices

QASHQAI 1.2T Visia                                                    R281 900

QASHQAI 1.2T Visia + 17″ Alloy                                             R288 600

QASHQAI 1.2T Acenta                                                 R310 100

QASHQAI 1.2T Acenta Navi                                        R326 800

QASHQAI 1.2T Acenta + Style Pack                            R322 900

QASHQAI 1.2T Acenta +Navi+ Style Pack                               R338 900

QASHQAI 1.5dCi Acenta                                                         R330 500

QASHQAI 1.5dCi Acenta + Navi                                              R347 200

QASHQAI 1.5dCi Acenta + Style Pack                         R343 300

QASHQAI 1.5dCi Acenta + Navi + Style Pack              R359 300

QASHQAI 1.6 dCi Acenta CVT                                     R382 500

QASHQAI 1.6 dCi Acenta CVT + Navi                          R399 200

QASHQAI 1.6 dCi Acenta CVT + Navi+ Leather seats R409 200

QASHQAI 1.6 dCi Acenta AWD                                               R383 800

QASHQAI 1.6 dCi Acenta AWD + Navi                                    R400 500

QASHQAI 1.6 dCi Acenta AWD + Navi + Leather seats          R410 500

All models carry Nissan’s new class-leading 6-year/ 150 000 km warranty and a 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan which includes roadside assistance as standard. Pricing includes VAT.

 

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