Japanese car manufacturers have a reputation for being exceptionally adept at providing customers exactly what they want. One way Nissan, in particular, accomplishes that is the quirky Qashqai.
Since it first saw the light of day in its segment, the Nissan Qashqai has been one of the most sought-after models thanks to such features as: fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, interior space, and safety technologies. The Qashqai of today continues the tradition of its predecessors and brings more innovation and customer satisfaction than ever. The Pathfinder’s smaller brother, Qashqai is the name you’d be wise to keep on your wish list if you’re itching to get a new ride. Keep reading to learn more.
The Power Behind the Driving Pleasure
Fuel efficiency has always been a strong suit of the Qashqai and the reason for it is its subtle 2.0-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, which generates 141 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Depending on whether you opt for the front-wheel, intelligent all-wheel-drive, the 6-speed manual or Xtronic continuously variable transmission with manual shift mode, you’ll have 147 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. Stopping power is excellent thanks to 4-wheel vented disc brakes, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and a number of other features.
Benefits of the Interior
If you’re looking for proof that the Qashqai is more comfortable and cozier than the competition, simply look at the numbers. Your Qashqai offers: generous headroom - whether you’re short or tall (1,006 mm), heated leather-wrapped steering functioning at the push of a button, advanced drive-assist display, Siri eyes-free and hands-free text messaging assistant, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, in-cabin microfilter, power windows, power doors and plenty other features of advanced technology that make every trip enjoyable.
A Remarkable Combo of Cargo Space & Safety Features
The Qashqai offers impressive cargo space. With 1,730 litres of it, you’re able to hit the road with all your friends and their stuff. You won’t have to choose between cargo and passengers because you’ll have room for both. A particularly interesting feature is the Divide-N-Hide Cargo System, which allows you to adjust to multiple configurations. This is more than enough space for both your day-to-day essentials and your weekend gear.
The amount of space does not mean you sacrifice safety features.You’ll have plenty of efficiencies and extra grip regardless of your driving style thanks to the intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Also, the Around View monitor incorporates four cameras to give you a 360-degree view and alert you whenever something is moving near the vehicle. Add to that the intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian detection, it becomes clear the Qashqai is among the safest cars in its class.
Is this Car the One for Your Garage?
If you’re in the market for a fuel-efficient crossover/SUV that provides plenty of power and tons of versatility to go along with it, then the Nissan Qashqai is definitely the car for you. It was designed to stand out, yet continue to impress with innovation and practicality, blending them all together beautifully. Definitely a worthy and long-term investment, the Nissan Qashqai promises to keep you safe, punctual and noticed wherever you go, regardless of the weather and terrain.