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The Original Crossover Reinvented: New Nissan Qashqai

A new mark has been made in the most significant milestone in the crossover segment for seven years. Nissan launched a model in 2007 that became the crossover pioneer, which found more than 2.0 million customers and was soon followed by numerous imitators.

The new Qashqai has now been unveiled carrying Nissan’s trademark innovation and excitement at its core. It appeals to both C-segment drivers looking for additional style, technology and excitements as well as downsizing buyers seeking better efficiency. The all-new Qashqai is set to enhance Nissan’s crossover leadership position when it goes on sale in selected global markers from January next year.

The new Qashqai has a striking design and is 49mm longer than the current model and fractionally wider and lower, which gives it a sleek poised stance while maintaining the crossover style. It has compact dimensions and a raised driving position with distinctive features that include a clamshell-style bonnet and a premium visual appearance while style retaining the  Qashqai’s original strong visual look.

Like any new Nissan, the Qashqai is full of innovative technology to enhance every aspect of driving. Nissan’s safety shield technologies now incorporate Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support and Traffic Sign Recognition along with a number of vital driver aids, while Intelligent Park Assist helps take the stress out of everyday urban manoeuvres. The new Qashqai has made premium technology more accessible than ever before.

The new Qashqai’s powertrain range is also wider and more efficient than ever. Every engine uses a turbocharger to reduce capacity, emissions and fuel consumption while maintaining excellent performance with class-leading CO2 emissions- from only 99g/km.

The efficiency is been further enhanced on the Qashqai by an extensive mass reduction programme, resulting in 40kg weight loss on some models despite the extensive addition of new equipment.

The interior of the new Qashqai is significantly appealing and versatility has remained a core crossover attribute; Nissan’s engineers have devised innovative ways to make the new Qashqai fit into drivers’ lives. Delivering greater occupant space and a larger luggage capacity enhanced by a variable floor system, the new Qashqai even offers space to store the parcel shelf when not in use.

While front-wheel-drive variants will account for the majority of sales in most markets, four-wheeldrive ALL-MODE 4×4-i versions will also be available to match a choice of six-speed manual or all-new Xtronic transmissions.

Key Technology Features

Nissan Safety Shield packages comprising:
Front Collision Avoidance
Driver Attention Support
Traffic Sign Recognition
Lane Departure Warning
Blind Spot Warning
Moving Object Detection
High Beam Assist
Chassis Control
Full LED headlamps which consume 50 per cent of the power of previous Xenon lamps
Intelligent Parking Assist
New NissanConnect with smartphone app integration
Around View Monitor

Precise specifications and trim levels will be released nearer to the new Qashqai’s on-sale date of February 2014.

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