Nissan launches third generation Qashqai

Nissan’s Crossover icon returns

Reuben Van Niekerk
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Nissan Qashqai

One of the pioneers of the crossover segment, the Nissan Qashqai has always been an industry benchmark and now the third generation features a fresh, modern and sporty style, while retaining the model’s identity.

More muscular and sharper in terms of exterior design, the new Qashqai features an enlarged V-motion front grille, new slim LED matrix headlamps with boomerang daytime running lights that further enhance its imposing stance and presence. Optional two-tone exterior paint showcases the crisp lines of the vehicle.

Five star safety

Occupant safety was at the core of the new Qashqai’s design. Apart from all the regular safety fare that saw it achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating, the Qashqai is equipped with advanced safety technologies designed to watch the road, keep all passengers safe and provide peace of mind. This includes but is not limited to on board predictive front collision warning, lane keeping aid and the driver attention alert system.

The revolutionary ProPilot autonomous drive technology, designed for highway use in single-lane traffic introduces a combination of steering, acceleration and braking that can be operated in full-automatic mode, easing driver workload in heavy highway traffic and on long commutes.

Inside story

The interior features full Napa leather seats with quilted fronts. The NissanConnect suite of features now offers a more connected service with the latest in audio technology, connectivity and mobile phone integration.

A 12.3-inch touchscreen features everything consumers have come to expect from modern vehicles including wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality.

Under the bonnet

The new Qashqai will be offered in three grades including the Qashqai 1.3T Visia MT, the Qashqai 1.3T Acenta (Xtronic) and the 1.3T Acenta Plus (Xtronic).

All models feature a refined 1.3-litre turbocharged engine. Visia specification is available with a manual transmission while Acenta and Acenta Plus models are paired exclusively with an Xtronic Automated transmission. This combination offers 96kW and 240Nm and Nissan claim it will use only 6,1 litres per 100km.

Nissan’s innovative e-power drivetrain will be available locally from early in 2023, offering South Africans another option on their journey to electric mobility.

Model range and pricing

Nissan Qashqai 1.3T Visia manual                                R568 200
Nissan Qashqai 1.3T Acenta CVT                                   R639 400
Nissan Qashqai 1.3T Acenta CVT 2-tone                     R644 800
Nissan Qashqai 1.3T Acenta Plus CVT                         R670 600 

Pricing includes a three-year or 90 000km service plan (optional on Visia) and Nissan's six-year or 150 000km warranty.

Browse the Nissan Qashqai here