Nissan has put a lot of time and effort in their mission to improve their SUV and crossover autos. It all started with the new model of Nissan X-Trail in 2013 and the next in this line is Nissan Qashqai. The new Qashqai has some similarities with the X-Trail and that’s not a coincidence because they are both based on Nissan’s Hi-Cross concept.
You can see the similarities mostly on the front of the vehicles. The light clusters for example are almost identical, bordered with LED lights in the shape of a boomerang.
Unlike the front part of the vehicle, the back of Qashqai is completely different and shows the originality in its design. The stop lights have really unique and interesting design never seen on other Nissan vehicles. The designers have obviously to highlight this part of the auto with oversized light clusters that reach deep into the back fender.
The previous model of Qashqai was very popular because of its balanced appearance and that’s why the manufacturer has decided to keep almost the same proportions for the new model. The new Nissan Qashqai is only 1.9 inches longer and slightly wider, it is also a little bit lower. That makes this model way more dynamic and elegant compared to the new X-Trail.
Although this SUV is smaller than an average SUV, the styling of larger SUVs are successfully applied to the interior. What makes this model superior compared to its predecessor is the improved quality of the materials and the luxurious interior. This new generation of Qashqai has more space for the passengers and much larger trunk.
There are four types of engines available for this model – two petrol and two diesel engines. The buyers can also choose between 4X4 option and front-wheel drive. When it comes to gearboxes there are CVT Xtronic and manual available.
The basic model will get power from the top quality 1.2 liter DIG-T petrol engine with 115 hp and impressive 190 Nm of maximum torque. This version is not very demanding when it comes to fuel. It consumes and average of 5.6 l per 100 km and emits 129 g of CO2 per km.
The second petrol engine is actually a 1.6 liter DIG-T engine with 150 hp and fascinating 240 Nm of maximum torque and it will be available on the market this summer. Consummation and emission of CO2 is the same as the basic model.
Probably the most efficient engine in this series of Qashqai is th advanced 1.5 liter TDI with 110 hp. This diesel engine will save a lot of money with an average of 3.8 liters per 100 km and CO2 emission of 99 g/km. This diesel engine is much more quitter and better than before.
The last diesel engine in the offer has much more power (130 hp) and an average consumption of 4,4 liters per 100 km.Nissan has invested a lot in the model of Qashqai especially in the electronic security systems, like the system for avoiding frontal collision and the smart system assist when it comes to parking.
Nissan has invested a lot in the model of Qashqai especially in the electronic security systems, like the system for avoiding frontal collision and the smart system assist when it comes to parking.
Judging by the first impressions this model will be way more successful than its predecessor.