Nissan Qashqai details released

Qashqai – Nissan has released more details of their upcoming new Qashqai model which gives a clear indication of what the market is coming to expect in a regular car.


The vehicle was designed in Europe, and has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Features include centre far-side airbags for occupant-to-occupant protection, intelligent cruise, blind-spot intervention, and rear passenger air vents. Having traveled over 800 km in the back of an old Qashqai, vents in the back will be a welcome addition.

There’s a slight increase in power from the 1.3-litre turbocharged engine: an extra 4kW, with torque up by 50Nm — raising the figures to 110kW and 250Nm


Multi-link rear suspension will be available across all grades for better comfort in a variety of road conditions.

The flagship model introduces a large 10.8-inch Head Up Display.

The two top specs have Nissans Pro-PILOT system which they say provides semi-autonomous driving.

Qashqai also has adaptive LED headlights, which split the Qashqai’s high beam into 12 individually light segments that when traffic is detected ahead, the vehicle will adjust the beam output to avoid dazzling the oncoming drivers.

The new Qashqai also prepares the way for a future e-POWER drivetrain

A series of key technology updates include the introduction of a new 12.3-inch high-definition infotainment system with DAB digital radio, plus Wireless Apple CarPlay, offered on the ST+ model and above.

In addition to the Qashqai “hero” colour of Magnetic Blue, customers can choose from five eye-catching, two-tone paint schemes including Fuji Sunset Red, Ceramic Gray and Ivory Pearl, all matched to a Pearl Black roof.

Qashqai model walk

Four model grades are offered on the new, fourth-generation Qashqai, all with added features

Qashqai ST

Euro NCAP five-star safety package with centre far-side airbags for occupant-to-occupant protection, intelligent cruise, blind-spot intervention, multi-mode auto with paddle shifts, and rear passenger air vents.

The Qashqai ST is also standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, auto LED headlights, I-Key with Push Button Start, 7” TFT meter and rear AEB.

Qashqai ST+

This value-packed grade adds LED fog lights, 18-inch alloys, 12.3-inch HD infotainment with wireless Apple Carplay, wired Android Auto, satellite navigation, Around View monitor and more.

Qashqai ST-L

The ST-L is feature-packed with advanced Pro-PILOT semi-autonomous driving and safety aids, and adaptive LED headlights, which split the Qashqai’s high beam into 12 individually controlled light segments, detect traffic ahead and adjust the beam output accordingly.

There’s also privacy glass, LED turn signals, part-leather accented* seating, 19-inch alloys, an eight-way powered driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, heated steering wheel, heated front seats and more.

Qashqai Ti

The flagship model introduces a huge 10.8-inch Head Up Display, using double free-form mirror technology integrated with the navigation and infotainment systems, a quilted leather interior with massage function on the front seats, 12.3-inch full TFT instrument cluster, hands-free power tailgate, 10-speaker premium BOSE audio system and more.

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