AM Online


January 2014

Nissan’s Qashqai has proved hugely popular and the all-new second generation version doesn’t mess with that successful formula. The looks are a little bolder and sharper, but it is still instantly recognisable as the definitive crossover. What has changed are running costs as the Qashqai is now offered with emissions as low as 99g/km thanks to a 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine that also turns in 74.3mpg combined economy. A 1.6-litre turbodiesel delivers more punch coupled to 64.2mpg and 115g/km emissions in front-drive only versions or you can opt for the four-wheel drive model with 129g/km and 57.6mpg. There’s also a 1.2 DIG-T turbo petrol engine from launch and Nissan will add a 1.6 turbo petrol to the range in August. Nissan offers four trim levels with the new Qashqai, covering Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna. All come with Hill Start Assist, tyre pressure monitoring, speed limiter, cruise control and air conditioning as standard.