Details emerge about Nissan Qashqai upgradesNew Qashqai has more power and lower emissions

10 August 2010

Nissan has updated its Qashqai and Qashqai+2 crossover models with an optional stop-start system for the 1.6 petrol engine, an improved 1.5-litre turbodiesel and extra standard kit.

New Qashqai has more power, lower emissions

New Qashqai: more power and lower emissions

New Qashqai is more powerful

The Qashqai's 1.6-litre petrol engine gets a small power hike from 113bhp to 115bhp, alongside the option of stop-start for the first time. This costs £200 extra, but reduces the engine's CO2 emissions from 144g/km to 139g/km and Qashqai+2 CO2 emissions from 154g/km to 149g/km – dropping each version into a lower tax band.

Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre dCi turbodiesel gets a diesel particulate filter (DPF) as standard, plus a slight power increase from 105bhp to 108bhp.

Every engine in the line-up is now Euro V emissions regulation compliant – including the 2.0-litre petrol.

Alloy wheel upgrade for N-tec Qashqai

Nissan has also upgraded the already comprehensively equipped 'N-tec' trim level.

Black and silver alloy wheels are now standard (18-inch, previously a £400 option), and there is a new Chrome Pack option. For £250, this includes chrome finish for the door handles, fog lamp surrounds, side strips, plus door and tailgate sill plates and carpet mats.

This is in addition to a standard equipment list that already features Nissan Connect satellite navigation, iPod connection, a reversing camera and a panoramic glass roof. The alternative Visia, Acenta and Tekna specifications remain as before.

Qashqai prices

The 1.6-litre petrol Nissan Qashqai is available from £15,695 in Visia trim, while the 1.5-litre diesel starts at £17,195 in the same spec. N-tec versions cost from £18,795 for the 1.5-litre petrol.

The Qashqai+2 is priced from £16,995 for the 1.6 petrol Visia, £18,695 for the 1.5 dCi Visia and £19,895 for the 1.6 petrol N-tec.

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