The Nissan Qashqai was first introduced in 2007. It enjoyed instant success as one of the first smaller, yet still family orientated SUV's on the market. Competitors began to react to this phenomenon by unveiling their own versions.
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai shares the same platform as the X-Trail. As a matter of fact, the X-Trail will be Nissans preferred 7 seat SUV next year as opposed to the current Qashqai +2. The 2014 Qashqai which was designed and built in Britain, and is scheduled to be out in January of 2014.
|Vehicle Type: Compact SUV||Base Price: £ 18,445*|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.2 gals (65 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 34 city / 50 hwy|
|Length: 170.5 in. (433 cm)||Wheel Base: 103.5 in. (263 cm)|
|Height: 63.6 in. (161.5 cm)||Width: 70.1 in. (178 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3069 lbs (1392 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 30.3 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: Inline 4 DOHC||Displacement: 1598 cc|
|Horsepower: 115 HP||Max RPM: 6000 RPM|
|Torque: 117 lb-ft @4400 rpm||Transmission: 5-Speed Manual|
|0-60 mph: 11.9 seconds||Maximum Speed: 113 mph (182 km/h)|
* UK Acenta 2WD trim
Engine & Performance
Under the hood of the Qashqai, you have five engine options to choose from. Beginning with the 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter, petrol engines, and the 1.5 liter dCi, 1.6 liter dCi, and 2.0 liter dCi diesel engines that come all come in Turbo.
Three transmission options are available, a 5 speed manual, 6 speed manual, and CVT. Four wheel drive is only available for the Tekna trim. All of these engines have great fuel efficiency.
Speculation has it that a 1.6 Liter, 148 horsepower engine may be available in June 2014.
There are also similarities between the Qashqai and the X-Trail in appearance. The Qashqai has a more prominent pointed nose that includes front running lights.
The profile view finds a clamshell like roof with luggage rack bars and flowing lines that begin with the swept back headlight compartment on the side front fender and ends at the taillights wing tip. In between are swoosh-like creases while the bottom is bordered in black around the wheel wells and below the doors.
The rear is rounded with an integrated spoiler on top. The rear matches the cars lower sides with its black bumper.
The dashboard of up and coming Nissan Qashqai is a made up of accessible buttons and knobs with the use of improved materials all around.
The glove box compartment is spacious enough for stowage of personal belongings.