Nissan Qashqai Review
Nissan is a multinational company based in Japan and is the eighth largest car manufacturer in the world (OICA, 2009). Established in 1928 as a holding company called Nippon Sangyo. The Japanese Stock Exchange company are written with an abbreviation, which in the 30s created the Nissan name.
Perhaps most of us remember the appearance of Nissan Qashqai in Europe in 2007. Despite initial skepticism, the model and surprisingly became a hit, quickly found many customers still enjoy the increased interest.
Before making changes, the production company itself does not analyze the achievements and shortcomings of the model and refer the matter to the final consumer and mass buyer. The study showed that the model must have comfortable seats, quiet and fast air-conditioning, large trunk, more light (possibly a large sunroof), large trunk and fuel-efficient engines. In other words, the functionality of a large family car, a sense of security and management of the SUV and last but not least – the maneuverability of a regular city car.
Facelift of the Nissan Qashqai was definitely successful – model continues to enjoy strong demand and continued interest. But the key to success lies in the quality of the car. Slight change is the front stop with more aggressive line of the front grille and headlights, which now goes to the raised hood. The lateral line in Nissan Qashqai remains the same, the only noticeable change is the new rear lights with LED diodes and a new tailgate with unconventional shape of the rear window.
Like other cars in this class, when buying interior is one that has the greatest weight in making the final decision. Now he is a little more comfortable and better quality, but overall its good ergonomics and layout of the controls are as close to the inner experience of the owners.
The steering wheel features a convenient control buttons on the radio and cruise control. Impressed by the high quality of craftsmanship of the module for air conditioning and soft touch rotary controllers.
As for ride comfort, a slight improvement by placing the pads softer chassis gives good results.
This feels especially bad roads – small bumps and poor workmanship of the roadway does not reach the driver. It has its bad strna – common in large holes quickly fill the suspension. Major improvement in noisy party – the sound of the engine can only expect in a strong 2-liter dCi diesel with 150 hp.
Speaking of engines – model range includes two petrol and two diesel agregata ranging from 110 to 150 hp All motors are equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox (with the exception of the smaller 1.6 petrol with 116 hp power). The dual
program is offered only with a powerful 2-liter engines – petrol – 140 hp and diesel with 150 hp.
The most economical version is 1.5-liter Pure Drive dCi turbodiesel with 110 hp, front-wheel drive and combined consumption of 4.9 l/100 km.
If we must conclude, Nissan Qashqai is most successful European model of the Japanese brand. It performs better the needs of the ordinary driver, offering a good and reliable car at a relatively low cost. Perhaps why it continues to be preferred over competitors Skoda Yeti and Peugeot 3008.
The New Nissan Qashqai
The next generation of successful Nissan Qashqai crossover can be strongly influenced by conceptual Hi-Crioss, and Nissan’s executive vice president Andy Palmer said the magazine Auto Express, the new model will be the size of this Nissan Qashqai.
The interior of the Nissan Qashqai will attend the next higher-quality materials and interior design will also be changed.
“At Nissan working on its own methodology for assessing the quality of cars, assembly and painting – Palmer explained. – The new Nissan Qashqai will be the first model that will receive the maximum score 6 “.
The new crossover, which has already exceeded 1 million sales will be driven by new motor range. It is expected to attend and 1.2-liter petrol engine with turbo power with 114 horsepower and maximum torque of 190 Nm, which replaces the naturally aspirated 1.6-liter with 110 horsepower.
With the new turbo engine average cost will fall to 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers and the car will produce less than 120 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
In the main diesel engine would be the new 1.6-liter dCi with 130 horsepower and an average consumption 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers. Furthermore, the new diesel does an excellent job and the environment – it separates the car less than 105 g carbohydrate dioxide per kilometer.
Economical Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi
At the end of last year, Nissan has made some improvements in its range of crossovers, Nissan Qashqai gained new 1.6-liter diesel engine with max. rated at 130 horsepower and max. torque of 320 Nm, which is the most powerful in its class.
The engine replaces the existing 2.0-liter. Here is that this version has appeared on our market, we were able to verify the behavior of the car with him obzdaveden urban, highway and unpaved rural roads with steep slope.
Dropped us one of the highest decorated versions with black leather interior with white stitching, sunroof, navigation, MP3 player, bleutooth phone connection, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, system Stop / Start and 6-speed manual
The interior of Nissan Qashqai
The interior impresses with quality materials and a range of services that generally make you feel pampered. Even radio is located in a small alcove with slip cover for placing phone comfortable enough place. The panoramic roof light and brings a lot further increases the feeling of interior space.
Armrest hides deep enough box for additional items found inside a USB port so as to connect its flash memory with an appropriate musical selection.
Qashqai is the first car segment with the world with proprietary technology available Around View Monitor (AVM), designed to
facilitate parking. Handling is simplified navigation possible as part of the functions are of the touchscreen. Left of the steering wheel is removed off button Stop-Start system, we found only at the end of their journey.
Another advantage is the ability to open the 387-liter boot, without having to unlock your car.
The second row passengers have ample space, even when the front seats are drawn fully rearward. Additional comfort to the second line creates drop-down armrest that hides cupholders. In each of the rear doors is separated in a convenient section, where you can put small items like phones, cigarettes, etc..
Three modes of governance in Nissan Qashqai
There are three possible control modes – automatic, 2WD and 4×4.
The launch is contactless. When hitting the car, our first feeling of the bike seems to have a gasoline engine. He wants a higher gear until 2500 rpm / min.
The new engine is only 20 hp less powerful compared to the 2.0-liter diesel, which is an alternate (130 hp against 150 hp). Maximum torque is unchanged – 320 nm, the difference is that the 1.6-liter version it is still available at 1750 rev / min (at 2,0 dCi appear at 2000 rev / min).
In this version include car emissions to 119 g / km, which is less even than the 1.5-liter diesel engine company. Top speed 190 km / h against 188 km / h in 2.0-liter diesel with six-speed automatic. The most favorable impression, however, makes significant decrease in average cost, which according to official figures of 5.1 l/100 km, but obviously we were very foolish, as we have finished with 6.4 l/100 km.
Moreover, as mentioned before, we had to climb in wet weather on the unpaved streets with maybe 60-degree slope, but 4×4 cope successfully with this challenge, although the model is a vocation rather parquet lion than the first assistant to the farmer.
With the new engine in the face of the Qashqai have a savings and a reasonable car, suitable for families who travel frequently, or people with active lifestyles, which often serves as a vehicle office.
When you decide to save on fuel consumption can even be downloaded under 5.0 l/100 km, which is really impressive for a model of this class. However do not expect speed feats from this version.
Comments from owners of Nissan Qashqai:
For a year and have it perfect. Sleep at times, obviously depends on the quality of gasoline, fuel falls on me from 7.2 to 7.5 per 100 km. When riding my sport is raising the cost to 10.5 – 11 100. But this is a serious fast riding. Perfect road in all conditions I’ve never tried. In normal driving the combined cost is less than 8.5 per hundred kilometers.
Price, materials, quality, extras, I think is the best on the market especially if you take a promotion – ideal for the city, quite economical 7 – urban 7.6 – out of town at speeds over 130 is not economical, normal for this engine – do not better noise isolation – the biggest problem that I can find in the car – if you use a family car is nice to be 2.
I have a Nissan Qashqai 4×4, 2.0 liter gasoline engine. Regarding equipment, comfort and quality, unmatched in its class. Price – high urban crossover, bearing in mind that the 4×4 is only a technical specification and not rely on it, that’s just SUV, rather than off-road vehicle. It’s not even for bad roads, regardless of your ad. In one sentence better car for the city, especially if you ride cool chicks.
Complete rubbish! 40 thousand kilometers changed the rear shocks, 45 thousand – clutch and flywheel, continuous problems with air conditioning and lights, the car is less than 2 years. 7.7 is extra. Let’s have a little realistic, okay? Why shuffle and others?
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