The all new Nissan Qashqai is out now and it’ll be interesting to see how it competes against rivals like the Mazda CX-3 and Kia Niro.
This compact SUV is more or less a slightly smaller version of the highly venerated X-Trail.
Improvements in technology and safety features.
The most noticeable is the reduction in the noise, vibration and harshness levels, courtesy of firmer springs and stiffer anti-roll bars. You don’t realise just how awesome those kinds of improvements are until you’re in a car which isn’t as stable.
The Qashqai manages to hold its ground well in the highly competitive compact SUV market. The interior is quite comfortable and it’s simple enough to find everything on the driver assist touchscreen. If you’re heading out on a business trip or weekend getaway, you’re in luck. The seats are really good and there is a decent amount of leg room.
At a glance, everything on the exterior design works nicely. It has a nice, streamlined and contemporary look.
With a 2L engine and 200nM of torque, you’ve got something steady and reliable; for those who are interested, you’ll get from 0-100 km/h in about 10 seconds.
As Car Advice said in their review, this is a car well suited to urban dwellers looking for something comfortable to get around town in.
Key Specs and Features
- LED Daytime running lights
- Flat bottom steering wheel
- Nissan Intelligent Mobility with emergency braking, forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring
- 360 degree around view monitor
- Intelligent park assist
- 430 litre boot capacity
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Fuel consumption ranges from 6.9L-8L per 100kms
- 1,200kg braked towing capacity
The base model pricing starts at $498* a month. If you’re looking for a top of the line model, you can lease it for $592* a month