2014 Nissan Qashqai prices announced

  • New Qashqai priced from Β£17,595
  • Four trims and three engines at launch
  • CO2 emissions range from 99-132g/km
Words ByEd Callow

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The all-new Nissan Qashqai will cost from Β£17,595 when it goes on sale in January.

Three engines are available at launch, and all are fitted with stop-start technology. The cleanest engine is a 109bhp 1.5-litre diesel that emits just 99g/km of CO2 and returns 74.3mpg. A punchier 128bhp 1.6 diesel is also available, which will initially be the only engine offered with four-wheel drive.

Buyers who want a petrol only have one option for now; a 113bhp 1.2-litre that emits 129g/km of CO2 with fuel economy of 50.4mpg. A 148bhp 1.6 petrol will join the range in autumn 2014.

The 1.2 petrol and 1.5 diesel engines are only offered with a six-speed manual gearbox. The 1.6 diesel is available with a revised CVT automatic.

The new Qashqai has the familiar four trim grades from other recent Nissan models: Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium, and Tekna. Entry-level Visia cars – which start at Β£17,595 for the 1.2 petrol – come with Bluetooth, cruise control, air-conditioning and six airbags as standard.

Upgrading to Acenta trim costs another Β£1550, so prices for this model start at Β£19,145. The extra cost adds dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, 17-inch alloys and the moveable boot floor.

Visia and Acenta trims are both available with Nissan’s Safety Shield system for Β£450, which includes technologies like lane departure warning, front collision avoidance and traffic sign recognition.

Acenta Premium trim starts at Β£20,995 and gets the Safety Shield system as standard. For the extra Β£1850, buyers also get a seven-inch colour screen infotainment system with digital radio, a rearview camera, panoramic glass roof, plus keyless entry and go.

Range-topping Tekna spec is another Β£2150 over Acenta Premium. Starting at Β£23,145, this trim adds roof rails, 19-inch alloys, LED headlights, electrically-adjustable and heated leather seats, park assist, and the full Safety Shield pack with all-round camera system.

The 2014 Nissan Qashqai will go on sale when it arrives in dealers in January. Here’s our round-up of everything you need to know about the new car, including what our readers thought of it at an exclusive preview.