Nissan’s replacement for the popular Qashqai will be launching in South Africa on 1 June.
“The all-new Nissan QASHQAI, which was engineered in Europe and is produced at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in England, is set to build on the success of the first generation model. It will provide South African consumers with a sleek new crossover design, advanced technology, improved dynamics, premium quality and a host of new, extremely efficient drivetrains,” comments Crossover Product Manager at Nissan South Africa, Nancy Reddy.
“New QASHQAI is the embodiment of ‘innovation that excites’ – the philosophy driving everything we do at Nissan. Its fresh new take on the original crossover concept will continue to fly the flag for Nissan at the forefront of crossover evolution in the segment we pioneered, which has boomed especially in recent years.
“The original QASHQAI sold over two million units internationally and we expect the trend to continue with even greater momentum as the next generation model is already proving immensely popular in other markets. The 2014 Nissan QASHQAI has been named Car of the Year by What Car? magazine in the United Kingdom and has also been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.”
Launching in South Africa on 01 July 2014, the new Nissan QASHQAI arrives as a five-model range with a mix of petrol and diesel engines, manual and XTRONIC CVT transmissions, as well as two distinct specification levels providing a broad assortment to suit the needs and requirements of the demanding compact crossover market. Geared in every way towards premium quality, high specification and ultimate efficiency, the new QASHQAI range offers a new take on crossover mobility.
Range highlights include the new Nissan QASHQAI 1.2T models which sport an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing a tantalising 85 kW and 190 Nm. Diesel models include the ultra-frugal new QASHQAI 1.5 dCi which produces a tax-busting 109 g/km of CO2and realises fuel economy of just 4.2-litres per 100 km While the range-topping QASHQAI 1.6 dCi All Wheel Drive (AWD) with ALL-MODE 4x4i offers 96 kW and 320 Nm of torque.