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THE ORIGINAL CROSSOVER REINVENTED

| 16/11/2013 | 0 Comments

Nissan’s Qashqai is long established as the leader in the crossover market, with more than 2.0 million produced since 2007. The all-new Qashqai is set to enhance Nissan’s crossover leadership position when it goes on sale in selected global markets from January 2014.

Nissan_Quashqai_2The second-generation model is 20mm wider, 49mm longer and 15mm lower than the current car. Yet despite this reduction in height, front and rear headroom levels have actually increased by 10mm and the raised driving position remains.

Nissan_Quashqai_3The innovation continues with the new Qashqai’s powertrain range, which is wider and more efficient than ever. Every engine uses a turbocharger to reduce capacity, emissions and fuel consumption while maintaining excellent performance with class-leading CO2 emissions. The line-up consists of four engines: two petrol and two diesel, with the option of two- or four-wheel-drive. Customers can also choose between manual and all-new Xtronic automatic transmissions.

Nissan_Quashqai_4Driving through a six-speed manual transmission, the 1.2-litre DIG-T engine delivers 115 PS (85 kW) and generates 190 Nm of torque. The most powerful petrol engine will be the 1.6 DIG-T (150 PS, 110 kW), combining sharp performance with low emissions and remarkable fuel efficiency. Shared with Nissan’s Alliance Partner Renault, the sixth-generation 1.5-litre dCi (110 PS, 81 kW) unit is smoother and more efficient than the outgoing engine. Positioned at the top of the Qashqai’s diesel range, the 1.6 dCi of 130 PS (96 kW) is offered with the option of two and four-wheel-drive.

Nissan_Quashqai_5Inside, a dramatic rise in material and design quality adds significant interior appeal to the Qashqai package. Versatility also remains a core crossover attribute; delivering greater occupant space and a larger luggage capacity enhanced by a variable floor system, the new Qashqai even offers space to store the parcel shelf when not in use.

Nissan_Quashqai_1The new Qashqai is packed full of innovative technology. Nissan’s Safety Shield technologies now incorporate Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support and Traffic Sign Recognition along with several other vital driver aids, while Intelligent Park Assist takes the stress out of urban manoeuvres. All models feature LED daytime running lights, certain versions are equipped with even more sophisticated technology, with full LED power for both dip and main beam.

 

 

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