Nissan Qashqai is a very trendy city car, so to make sure it won’t go out of fashion they have to update it on regular bases, to keep it fresh. That’s why it’s the best selling Nissan model in UK, where it’s being built. The latest edition of the Qashqai is the n-tec which is available for the British market only, and is better-equipped and more powerful and efficient than normal models.
Under the bonnet, the range of engines available for the Qashqai are improved in terms of power and fuel consumption. It’s not significant really, the 115 PS-15 Nm 1.6 petrol unit now has 117PS and 158Nm of torque, and the 1.5-litre dCi is up form 106 to 110 PS. The petrol engine can now be had with Stop/Start system, while the diesels feature particulate filter technology with the addition of DPF.
Standard equipments of the n-tec Qashqai include Nissan Connect (an advanced combined satellite navigation and audio system), a colour reversing camera, a panoramic glass roof, privacy glass and more. It also comes as standard with the previously optional 18-inch alloy wheels trimmed in an exclusive black and silver finish, a new Chrome Pack option. For only £250, the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 n-tec are enhanced with chrome door handles, chrome fog lamp surrounds and chrome side strips. Inside, the pack also includes door and tailgate entry guards and carpet mats.
Nissan’s UK MD, Paul Willcox comments: “Anything we do to the Qashqai is always significant news for Nissan – this is our best selling model on its home turf here in the UK. Its continued success is great news for UK manufacturing and everyone at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant.”