After seven years in the market and more than 2 million units sold Nissan has just introduced the second generation Nissan Qashqai a vehicle that has marked trends in the sector since its launch in 2007. The new Qashqai wins in dimensions quality and technology offering all the advantages that have made him a highly successful vehicle.
Last week Nissan unveiled the final version of the new Nissan Qashqai which is set to hit the market in February 2014. Thus the groundbreaking model that was presented at the Paris Motor Show 2006 will reach the end of its production after selling a 2 million units worldwide. The Qashqai was one of the first crossover market halfway between SUV minivan tourism and Japanese brand is determined to preserve and improve the foundations that have made him a bestseller.
This second generation of Qashqai measures 4.38 meters long 1.80 wide and 1.60 high. Therefore it is longer wider and lower than the previous model although the dimensions are very similar. The interior is slightly roomier and luggage capacity increases by 20 liters (reaching 430 liters).
Precisely the lowered ride height shows that Nissan has listened to customers and Qashqai has adapted to the preferences of users. So now the car is more tourism and less SUV offering a variety of versions dominated by 4x2 (FWD) abundant and quality equipment and a majority use in asphalt.
Aesthetically improvements also are evident. Nissan seeks clients to identify the aesthetics of the brand above individual for each car so it is not surprising that the new Qashqai remember much to also recently introduced Nissan X-Trail. A brand that is expected to be incorporated into most cars the Japanese manufacturer which gains importance LED lighting and square shapes predominate and angled optical and front grill.
Inside the vehicle we discovered an improved quality materials offering a leather steering wheel plastic good quality and choice of mixed leather seats and Alcantara resulting habitability above average in segment vehicles. Also improves the convenience of the carrier with the appearance of enlarged more hollow inside and with a central hood and large glove. In the rear seats two passengers can travel comfortably 1.80 meters high there also room for three adults.
Of course characteristics remain known in the model as the driving position seats redesigned to minimize fatigue inspired by NASA and special reinforcements for lateral and lumbar support techniques and the option to choose a Qashqai with the spectacular panoramic roof of the brand.
There is also a significant improvement on such important topics as active safety. Thus the new Qashqai has the so-called Nissan Safety Shield ('Shield Smart Protection') which incorporates different elements of safety and driving assistance as the anti-collision front device detector fatigue identifier signals traffic blind Spot also alert involuntary change lanes motion detector or beam assistant among other improvements.
The initial offering of engines Qashqai offers four engines to choose from two diesel and two petrol and always with a manual six-speed gearbox and Stop & Start system as standard.
Diesel engines are 1.5 dCi 110 hp and 131 hp 1.6 dCi making suitable selections in the 1.6 dCi an automatic gearbox continuously variable called XTRONIC and the option to mount the 4x4 wheel drive. The 1.5 dCi engine boasts an average fuel consumption of 3.8 l / 100 km the only off-road vehicle with bodywork able to reach these figures fuel economy.
The supply of gasoline is based on two turbocharged engines 1.2 DIG-T and 1.6 DIG-T with 115 and 150 hp respectively both crediting an average fuel consumption of 5.6 l / 100 km very contained figures.
Nissan has not yet defined the range of equipment and accessories of the second generation Nissan Qashqai though so far as this vehicle orders are accepted. The first units of the model will arrive in dealerships in February 2014 a model that the improvements will undoubtedly one of the best selling next year. for the other reviews about the newest cars visit here.
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