The Nissan Qashqai has been an excellent seller for Nissan and a key contributor to its crossover segment. Its easy and comfortable driving experience in tandem with that desirable high driving position were traits that helped set the standard years ago. Now that the current generation Qashqai is getting a bit long in the tooth, and under threat from rivals, Nissan has decided to replace it with an all-new model.
This new Nissan Qashqai has a much bolder shape to it with sculpted body lines and aggressive front facia. The overall appearance has a much more sporty nature and clearly shows this car to be a product that is willing to fight in order to be best in class. Its interior is a much more premium affair that includes aluminium detailing and an alcantara finish on top models. Engines come in three different flavours; a 1.2 litre 113BHP turbo petrol, a 108BHP 1.5 dCi turbo that will do 74.3MPG, and a 1.6 dCi turbodiesel with 128BHP. All cars come with front wheel drive and all wheel drive being an option on the 1.6 diesel as well as a CVT automatic gearbox.
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai goes on sale February starting from around £17,000.