The Nissan Qashqai is a large crossover that was one of the first of its kind when it made its debut in 2006. After more than a decade, it is still going strong – a testament to its many fine qualities. In fact, the vehicle was awarded Auto Express’ Car of the Past 30 Years accolade in 2018.
Sharply fashioned, subtly contoured and possessed of a purposeful stance, the Qashqai is every bit the urban crossover. The car is fitted with a number of stylish colour-coded fixtures, such as bumpers, door handles and power-operated and heated door mirrors. The vehicle’s roofline tapers into a neat rear spoiler, helping to provide the Qashqai with its striking profile. A five-door body allows easy access for passengers in the rear compartment. The driver, meanwhile, is provided with a height-adjustable seat and tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, making it easy to find a comfortable position. Even though the cabin is nice and roomy, there’s still space for a 430-litre boot. With rear seats folded, cargo capacity expands to a generous 1,585 litres.
A 1.3-litre 138bhp petrol engine is installed as standard with entry-level Visia trims. This delivers up to 53.2mpg, while producing CO2 emissions from 121g/km. The most fuel-efficient engine option available for the Qashqai is a 1.5-litre 113bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 74.3mpg and produces emissions as low as 100g/km.
The Qashqai has passed Euro NCAP’s crash tests with flying colours, earning a maximum five-star rating. The vehicle comes with a host of safety technology, including Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Stability Programme, which help to prevent its wheels from spinning on slippery surfaces. Travellers of all ages are kept safe and secure, thanks to the inclusion of a suite of airbags, height-adjustable seatbelts, ISOFIX child-seat anchor points and child-proof rear doors.
A four-speaker sound system is included as standard, complete with DAB radio, an AM/FM tuner and a CD player. AUX and USB inputs and Bluetooth connectivity are also included. The latter enables music streaming and hands-free mobile phone communication.
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