Nissan Nissan Qashqai Hatchback 1.3 DiG-T N-Connecta 5dr [Glass Roof Pack]

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Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
LED daytime running lights Standard (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Pearlescent paint £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Premium metallic paint £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Heat pack - Qashqai £245.83 (ex. VAT)
LED pack - Qashqai £412.50 (ex. VAT)
Drive assist pack - Qashqai £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Flame red Standard (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Blade Silver £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Pearl black £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Ink blue £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Gun metal £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Magnetic Red £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Night shade £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Storm white £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Premium metallic - Chestnut bronze £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Premium metallic - Vivid blue £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Anthracite Standard (ex. VAT)
Bi-colour cloth - Anthracite Standard (ex. VAT)
17" alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
18" alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
Tyre puncture repair kit Standard (ex. VAT)
Space saver spare wheel £91.67 (ex. VAT)
Cruise control + speed limiter
Trip computer
Service interval indicator
Push button starter
Voice control system
Rear view camera
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Lane departure warning system
Intelligent parking assist
Front parking sensors
Bluetooth phone integration system
Stop/start system
Traffic sign recognition
Apple CarPlay preparation
Rear parking sensors
Tomtom connected services
Android Auto
Apple car play/Android Auto
Smartphone integration
Selectable steering
Advanced drive assist display 5'' TFT coloured screen
Nissan connect evo 7" touchscreen navigation and entertainment system
Outside temperature sensor
Intelligent around view monitor
Bluetooth connectivity
Normal or sport selectable steering
360 degree Intelligent around view monitor
Idle stop/start system
Premium Tomtom connected services
6 speakers
Radio/CD
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
DAB Digital radio
USB port
Aux-in socket
AM/FM radio, CD audio system
Rear USB connection
Halogen headlights
Signature LED daytime running lights
Electric folding door mirrors
Front fog lights
Heated door mirrors
Rear wiper
Body colour door mirrors
Privacy glass
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Rear roof spoiler
Electrically adjustable door mirrors
Anti dazzle rear view mirror
Body coloured door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows
Panoramic opening glass sunroof
Chrome window surround
LED indicators in door mirrors
Matt silver roof rails
High beam assist
Body coloured door handles
Shark fin antenna
Underbody Vortex Generators
Auto wipers
Daytime running lights dip function when turn signal applied
Intelligent auto headlights
Electric front and rear windows with one touch illuminated window controls
Rear wiper with reverse link
One touch 4x auto windows with illuminated switches
Silver rear styling plate
Front headrests
Rear headrests
Pollen filter
3 height adjustable rear headrests
Height adjustable front headrests
Leather gear lever
Driver's seat manual height adjustment
Chrome interior door handles
Boot light
Centre console storage box/armrest
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders
Dual zone climate control
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
Cloth upholstery
Manual height adjustable front passenger seat
60/40 split folding rear seat
Ambient interior lighting
Individual rear seat reading lights
Configurable luggage board system
Ambient lighting
2 X front 12v power sockets
Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
Ambient lighting in centre console
Monoform front seats with plastic backboard
One touch electric shade
Velour floor mats
Synthetic leather wrapped door handle with contrasting stitching
Front and rear seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters
Manual lumbar support on driver seat
Leather knee pad
Leather D shaped steering wheel
Parcel shelf stow function under luggage board
Manual lumbar support on passenger seat
Boot lighting
ISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
Manual height adjustable passenger seat
Bi-colour cloth upholstery
Luggage board system
Monoform front sport seats with plastic backboard
Ambient lighting around centre console
Safety shield plus pack - Qashqai
Glass roof pack - Qashqai
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
Child locks on rear doors
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Auto hold function
Intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition
6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
ABS, ESP, EBD and brake assist
Front and rear seat belt warning
Remote central locking
Anti-theft immobiliser
Thatcham Category 1 alarm
Intelligent Key
Nissan chassis control (intelligent ride control, intelligent trace control, intelligent engine brake)
Nissan chassis control (intelligent ride control, intelligent trace control)
Carbon graphite dash trim
Glossy black dash trim
18" Two tone alloy wheels
CO2 145
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1332
Compression Ratio 2070
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 570
Gears 6
Transmission Manual
Combined 49.40
Urban 40.10
Extra Urban 57.10
Badge Engine CC 1332
Badge Power 140.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 10.55
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 10.90
Engine BHP 140.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1300
Engine Torque 260.00
Top Speed 120
Front Tyres 215/55 R18
Rear Tyres 215/55 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1590
Length 4394
Wheel Base 2646
Width 1806
Fuel Tank Size 55.00
Weight 1870
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1300
Towing Weight Unbraked 687
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

These days, the Nissan Qashqai is sleeker, feels more expensive inside and offers some of the most sophisticated electronic safety technology in the mid-sized SUV Crossover sector. Improvements to the 1.5-litre dCi diesel that most customers choose have enhanced its appeal. Plus there's a revised, more powerful 1.3-litre DIG-T petrol engine and the option of DCT automatic transmission in the front-driven-only range. There's a reason why this Nissan is such a hugely popular contender in the mid-sized SUV segment.

Background

Some automotive success stories are easy to predict. We all knew that the Audi R8 was a winner as soon as we drove it. Likewise, the Fiat 500 couldn't possibly fail once it made it to the showrooms virtually unchanged from the fantastic Trepiuno show car. But the Nissan Qashqai? That this unprepossessing vehicle should rack up some huge sales came right out of left field. Its predecessor, the Almera, could have been a synonym for mediocrity. Nissan played a really smart move though. They tore up the established supermini/family hatch/family saloon rulebook and started flooding the market with crossovers and SUVs. Some, like the Murano and the Pathfinder, never gelled with the public. Others, such as the X-Trail and the Juke, hit the targets. Then there was the Qashqai, which in 2007 found itself challenging the biggest-selling hatchbacks in the sales charts. A second generation version was launched in 2013 and this car has since been tweaked and upgraded to keep it competitive against an army of mid-sized Crossover rivals.

Driving Experience

On the face of things, not much has changed on this Qashqai in recent years in terms of its drive dynamics, though Nissan insists that under the skin, modifications to the suspension, damping and steering systems have resulted in a more refined on-the-road experience, plus refinement's better too. The range is now focused on front wheel drive, with suspension calibration performed in Europe to suit European tastes. Across the range, there's Active Trace Control which monitors the behaviour and trajectory of the car, and applies subtle braking to deliver a function similar to a Limited Slip Differential, providing the best traction and the least understeer. There's also a dual mode steering system which changes the weighting of the electrically-assisted rack when you select the Sport setting. Engine-wise, buyers get the choice of two downsized petrol units and two turbodiesels. The petrol powerplants comprise an 1.3-litre DIG-T offering that drives through a six-speed manual box with 140hp - or is offered with manual transmission or a DCT automatic when it has 160hp. Most customers will doubtless be drawn to the 115hp 1.5-litre dCi diesel; there's also a 1.7-litre dCi unit with 150hp. Both diesels come with manual or auto transmission and the 1.7-litre powerplant can be ordered with 4WD.

Design and Build

The package of styling updates that Nissan introduced for Qashqai buyers in 2017 smartened this second generation design up considerably and included a completely revised front end incorporating the latest Nissan 'V-motion' grille. The headlamps were also revised with a classier version of the 'boomerang' Daytime Running Light signature. At the rear, the car's instantly recognisable 'boomerang' light motif is extended across the whole lamp, and includes a contemporary 3D lens effect to enhance the signature shape. If you haven't tried a Qashqai since this second generation version was launched in 2014, you'll notice quite a few changes in the cabin too, where an improved layout, higher-quality materials and more advanced technology feature. The 'NissanConnect' infotainment system features a more intuitive user interface and there's a smarter D-shaped multi-function steering wheel with premium satin-chrome inserts. It features a four-way controller for the combimeter display, for easier use and less 'eyes off the road' time. The range-topping Tekna+ grade includes supportive seats trimmed in high-quality soft nappa leather and a popular option for music fans is a BOSE seven-speaker premium sound system. Practicality is as good as ever, with reasonable space in the back and decent headroom thanks to a relatively low seat height in the back. Boot space is 430-litres and load space flexibility is enhanced by a dual-floor system designed to provide a flexible and versatile load space.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £20,000 and stretch to just under £36,000 for the range-topping diesel version. The trim walk-up shouldn't spark too many surprises either, starting with 'Visia' grade and finishing with a plush 'Tekna+' variant at the top of the range. Even the entry-level model gets a decent bash at the equipment list, being furnished with cruise control, a stereo with USB and Bluetooth, heated body-coloured mirrors, air conditioning, stop/start and hill start assist. It also gets the usual safety features like ESP stability control, ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and front, side and curtain airbags. Safety-wise, there's an 'Intelligent Emergency Braking' system that features Pedestrian Recognition, plus 'Rear Cross Traffic Alert', to mitigate the risk of low-speed impacts when reversing out of a parking space, is now available on Qashqai for the first time. The car continues to be offered with Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Attention Alert, Intelligent Park Assist, Intelligent Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning. And buyers will now be offered the option of 'ProPILOT' autonomous drive capability. Controlling the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways, this will provide consumers with more control of their vehicle and a more confident drive, plus greater freedom when they want it, whether during heavy traffic congestion or high-speed cruising.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.3-litre DIG-T petrol engine manages up to 121g/km and up to 41.4mpg in both its guises with manual transmission; a 1.3 DIG-T 160 DCT auto manages up to 122g/km and up to 40.7mpg. For the dCi 115 manual, the figures are up to 100g/km of CO2 and up to 53.3mpg for the manual model and up to 106g/km and up to 53.7mpg for the DCT auto. As well as fitting stop/start systems, reducing engine frictional losses, optimising gear ratios and reducing weight where possible, Nissan has also devoted a great deal of attention to the Qashqai's aerodynamics. With a drag co-efficient of 0.32, it cleaves the air very well for a relatively high vehicle. From the elements on show such as the roof spoiler with winglets, to those hidden away like the flat floor design, there's some clever thinking at work here. Another innovation is the Active Grille Shutter system. This closes off airflow through the radiator when not needed. The grille shutter automatically shuts at speeds over 20mph and only opens if sensors detect that the engine needs cooling.

Summary

We think Nissan has judged this one perfectly. Time and again the company has been correct in predicting customer demand and having a product right there. That's not about to change. It's worth noting that of all the Qashqai variants that are being offered to the UK public, only one engine can be mated to all-wheel drive. This is a car that no longer purports to be anything remotely off-road at all. Instead, it's a model that plugs in to what buyers want, offering lifestyle looks, cutting-edge technology and an efficient ownership proposition. Even in these hard times, Nissan realises that a new car purchase needs to come with a dose of feel-good factor - perhaps now more than ever in fact. Given that reality, this Qashqai looks set to continue to cash in.