The Nissan Qashqai is Europe's best-selling crossover, bringing significant premium enhancements and advanced technology; here's everything you need to know about the Nissan Qashqai.
The Nissan Qashqai was first introduced in 2007, it was the first vehicle to be referred to as a crossover and has pretty much set the bar for other manufacturers. Since it was first launched in 2007 Nissan has shifted over 2.3 million in Europe.
The latest Nissan Qashqai has seen some significant upgrades and premium enhancements for safety and specification. For the Qashqai to hold its own against rival vehicles Nissan has added premium features on lower spec levels in the model line-up.
Further enhancements to the Qashqai include the design to keep within Nissan's new design language, adding creases throughout the body of the car and more narrow headlights that reach further back into the body of the car to accentuate its streamline design.
Here's everything you need to know about the Nissan Qashqai.
The Nissan Qashqai is priced from £19,295 ranging all the way up to £32,530 for the top spec Tekna+. In total there are five trim levels for the Nissan Qashqai - not including any special edition models -.
Standard equipment on all Qashqai models include cruise control, electric folding and heated door mirrors and manual air conditioning.
The entry level trim is the Acenta which gets leather finish for the steering wheel and gear-stick along with dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers.
If you want to benefit from Nissan's vast line-up of safety gadgets then you'll have to move up to the Acenta Premium trim or above. This adds Nissan's Smart Vision Pack where drivers will be able to benefit from traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors and an anti-dazzle rear view mirror.
The Acenta Premium trim level is the lowest trim in the Qashqai line-up to come with a DAB radio with CD/Radio and a Sat-NAV, although, these can be added to lower trim levels as a cost option. If heated front seats are your thing then you'll have to go for the top of the range Tekna trim.
Over the years the Qashqai has evolved from a bulky looking SUV to a more compact crossover. New Qashqai models benefit from Nissan's current design language, adding narrow headlights and rear break-lights and body creases throughout the body to give a more modern and enhanced look.
All models of the Qashqai get 16" wheels, LED daytime running lights, chrome surrounds and a black honeycomb front grille. On the interior all models get a 5-inch display screen.
On higher trim levels in the range the Qashqai gets a choice of alloy wheels between 17 to 19-inches and a selection of solid paints for the exterior. Metallic or pearlescent paint finishes are offered on the Qashqai as cost options.
The interior of the Nissan Qashqai hasn't changed drastically on the 2017 model, although, minor improvements have been made to improve the overall quality and feel inside.
Nissan Qashqai: Acenta
The Acenta spec brings dual-zone climate control, a six speaker audio system, automatic headlights and wipers, leather steering wheel and gear knob, ambient lighting, rear seat armrest with two cup holders and lumbar support for the driver.
Although these extras may seem like a minor improvement, they do give the Qashqai a more up-market feel and improve the overall interior quality.
Nissan Qashqai: N-Connecta
If you really want a premium feel then the N-Connecta is a go to. The N-Connecta adds a seven-inch touch-screen with SAT-NAV, DAB digital radio, keyless entry and ignition and all-round parking cameras.
Nissan Qashqai: Tekna
The Nissan Qashqai Tekna is the top-spec model, adding some nice additions for comfort and driver assistance such as; blind spot monitoring, driver attention alert, moving objection detection, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated front windscreen and automatic parking sensors. On the inside you can find graphite leather trim but the panoramic glass roof is offered as a cost option.
Nissan Qashqai: Tekna+
The Tekna+ comes with upgraded Bose stereo, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, pretty much the same spec as the Tekna but adding a panoramic glass roof, four-way electrically adjustable lumbar support, dark roof lining and Nappa leather seats.
The Nissan Qashqai scored a maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP safety test. As standard the Qashqai comes with six airbags, autonomous emergency braking is only standard on the N-Connecta spec and above.
Nissan Qashqai: Acenta Safety and Driver Assistance
Nissan Qashqai: N-Connecta Safety and Driver Assistance
Nissan Qashqai: Tekna Safety and Driver Assistance
Nissan Qashqai: Tekna+ Safety and Driver Assistance
Nissan has been quite generous with the engines on the Qashqai, offering an entry-level 1.2 DIG-T petrol engine with an output of 113bhp along with a more powerful 1.6-litre DIG-T with 161bhp.
Diesel engines come in the form of a 1.5-litre dCi with an output of 109bhp which benefits from start-top technology which improves efficiency.
A 1.6-litre diesel is also offered with an output of 128bhp in either two or four-wheel drive. Most engines in the range are paired with a six-speed manual gearbox although the 1.2-litre DIG-T and 1.6-litre dCi are available with Nissan's Xtronic automatic gearbox.
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