The Nissan Qashqai is not quite a 4x4 but it is more than just a hatchback. The revised Nissan Qashqai went on sale in March and is available in either Visia, Acenta or n-tec trim. Prices range from £16,695 for the 2WD Visia with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and increase to £26,845 for the 2litre dCi diesel 4WD Automatic.
The most notable visual change to the Nissan Qashqai is at the front where a complete makeover has taken place. There is a new bonnet, front bumper, wings and grille. Nissan also claim that there is improved protection against noise and vibration with a new multi layer insulation material around the front bulkhead and an acoustic windscreen designed to reduce the amount of noise.
There is also the addition of a new pure drive variant which means that the models bearing that badge produce co2 emissions of 129g/km, this has been achieved by reducing the weight components used to build the Nissan Qashqai and by increasing aerodynamics.
The space is excellent in the Nissan Qashqai with plenty of head and legroom. The rear seat bench is wide enough to carry three. The boot is big and can be expanded to 660 litres when the rear seats are split. ESP is now fitted as standard across the range. The updates to the Nissan Qashqai make it even more attractive and will continue to bring new customers to Nissan and reinforce Nissan as Britain’s biggest new car producer.