Nissan Launch Qashqai 360 a Complete All Rounder
Nissan has added to its Qashqai range with the 360. This is set to be the best selling example yet of Nissan’s sector defining crossover.
The 360 will sit inbetween the Acenta and Tekna trims and will replace the n-tec+ but willl offer more equipment for the same starting price of £19,945.
The Qashqai 360 is expected to be as popular than the successful n-tec+, which has accounted for around 60 percent of the Qashqai sales in 2012, this means that this one trim level outsold the entire Ford Mondeo range. The Qashqai n-tec+ also outsold the Hyundai ix35 and the Kia Sportage combined.
With its specification enhancements the new Qashqai 360 is expected to be an even bigger seller. Features like the n-tec+ include Nissan’s Connect with 360 degree View Monitior system which intergrates satnav with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity along with four cameras to give a ‘helicopter view’ when parking. 18-inch ‘Onyx alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof also come as standard.
However the Qashqai 360 comes with more, which boosts its style further, gloss black gear lever surround, gloss black door handles, part-leather trim with double white stitching and a leather armrest. It also has gloss black roof rails, door mirrors and ‘360’ badges mark out the exterior. A new pearlescent paint called Storm White has been added to the the range which provides perfect contrast to the 360’s gloss black highlights. Storm White is available for £500 extra, the same as any other metallic paint.
You can get the 360 package across the whole engine and transmission options. The most popular variants are likely to be the 1.6 dCi diesel which comes with stop/start technology and cO2 emissions of just 119g/km and 62.8mpg on the combined cycle.
The Qashqai 360 is already on sale and costs from £19,945.