Ahead of it’s Australian launch, Nissan have revealed the pricing and four trim levels that will be available on the now revamped Qashqai. This time round it comes with more power, technology, style and improved fuel efficiency.
The Qashqai will now come equipped with Nissan’s ProPilot safety system, plus lane keep assist on the mid-spec ST-L trim and above. Nissan have also focused on occupant protection by adding new far-side centre airbags.
Sacrificing a larger displacement for forced induction, the small SUV is now powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine which affords it 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, an extra 4kW and 50Nm over its predecessor.
Fortunately, the increases in power and torque are also accompanied by an improvement in fuel efficiency with the new powertrain returning 6.1-litres/100km (previous model was 6.9-litres/100km).
The newly developed X-Tronic automatic transmission will be mated to this engine, with multi-link rear suspension designed to further emphasise comfort, no matter the road surface. Inside, the Qashqai has received an array of technology updates too.
Higher trim levels now come standard with a 12.3-inch high definition infotainment system, DAB+ digital radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless charging. In total, four trim levels will be offered, all with new and added features.
From the ST+ spec and onwards, five colours are available to choose from as well as two-tone paint schemes, including Fuji Sunset Red and Ceramic Grey, these two paired with a pearl black roof. There’s also the addition of the bold new Magnetic Blue colour to the list.
The entry level ST spec, which starts from $33,890 excluding on-roads, will come with the far-side airbag system, rear camera and sensors, forward collision warning, auto emergency braking, lane depart warning, intelligent lane and blind spot intervention.
These safety specs will be standard across the range, with other trims receiving an upgraded version. The ST will come with an 8.0-inch infotainment with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster, intelligent key and push-button start.
The ST+ adds fog lights, 18-inch inch alloys and the infotainment system highlighted above. In-built satellite navigation and around view monitoring are also included. The ST-L adds semi-autonomous driving, adaptive LED headlights and rear privacy glass.
LED indicators, part-leather seat accents, 19-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control and an eight-way power driver’s seat are also included. It’s priced at $42,190 plus on-roads. The range topping Ti model grabs a massive 10.8-inch head-up display.
Additionally, the Ti also gets a premium quilted leather interior with massage functions on both front row seats, hands-free power tailgate and a 10-speaker BOSE sound system among other extras. You can jump into one for $47,390 plus on-roads.
For more information, please see your nearest Nissan dealer. If you’re keen to own one, and need finance, visit CreditOne.