Nissan freshens up Qashqai

* Makeover for 2010 * New colours and lights * Pure Drive with just 129g/km CO2...

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What Car? Staff
4 Dec 2009 16:08 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Nissan is updating its Qashqai small family car in the spring of 2010.

Both the Qashqai +2 and standard version of the British-built car will receive a revamp.

Nose job and new colours
The front of the car is getting a complete makeover, with a new bonnet, bumper, wings, grille and headlamps.

The rear lights remain the same shape, but have been aerodynamically adjusted to reduce drag. Changes to the lenses make them more transparent, while the brake and tail-lights will use LED lamps for maximum clarity.

Two new colours are available: Magnetic Red and Mineral Grey, which Nissan says will further enhance the improved sophistication that it's aiming for with the restyle.

New alloy wheels are being offered: 16- or 17-inch five-spoke designs.

Changes on the inside
Beauty isn't just skin deep; interior changes include a new design for the main dials and a redesigned trip computer. This gets a white LCD screen with fuel consumption, mileage, time and settings for the cruise control and speed limiter.

Low-level lighting around the front footwells is intended to create a 'warmer feeling' inside, too.

Extra storage space has been created, including a cubbyhole at the base of the central console for a mobile phone or MP3 player. Two-wheel-drive models also offer a space for parking tickets and keys just behind the gearlever.

Now even quieter
Better insulation and an 'acoustic' windscreen make the cab quieter. Changed window sealing should also reduce wind noise around the front pillars.

New clean Pure Drive model
Pure Drive is the label Nissan uses for its greenest cars, and one will be joining the Qashqai range.

The 1.5-litre diesel engine's emissions have been reduced from 137- to 129g/km. This has been achieved by reducing weight, improving aerodynamics and fitting wheel covers and low-rolling resistance tyres.

Prices for the Qashqai Visia Pure Drive start from 16,795.

New prices
Entry-level models in the revised range will cost 15,395, while diesel models start at 16,795.

Stability control is now fitted as standard across the range. Acenta trim and above get a speed limiter, while Tekna trim now includes a Bose stereo system.

Revised Qashqai and Qashqai +2 models go on sale on March 1.

Grade
Visia
Visia
Visia
Visia
Visia

Visia Puredrive 129g

Acenta
Acenta
Acenta
Acenta
Acenta

n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec

n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec
n-tec

Tekna
Tekna
Tekna
Tekna
Tekna
Tekna
Tekna
TeknaEngine
1.6 petrol
2.0 petrol
2.0 petrol
1.5 diesel
2.0 diesel

1.5 dCi

1.6 petrol
2.0 petrol
2.0 petrol
1.5 dCi
2.0 dCi

1.6 petrol
2.0 petrol
2.0 petrol
1.5 dCi
2.0 dCi
2.0 petrol
2.0 dCi
2.0 dCi

1.6 petrol
2.0 petrol
2.0 petrol
1.5 dCi
2.0 dCi
2.0 petrol
2.0 dCi
2.0 dCi

1.6 petrol
2.0 petrol
2.0 petrol
1.5 dCi
2.0 dCi
2.0 petrol
2.0 dCi
2.0 dCiTransmission
2WD Man
2WD Man
2WD CVT
2WD Man
2WD Man

2WD Man

2WD Man
2WD Man
2WD CVT
2WD Man
2WD Man

2WD Man
2WD Man
2WD CVT
2WD Man
2WD Man
4WD CVT
4WD Man
4WD Auto

2WD Man
2WD Man
2WD CVT
2WD Man
2WD Man
4WD CVT
4WD Man
4WD Auto

2WD Man
2WD Man
2WD CVT
2WD Man
2WD Man
4WD CVT
4WD Man
4WD AutoQashqai price OTR
15,395
16,945
18,145
16,895
18,445

16,795

16,995
18,545
19,745
18,495
20,045

18,395
19,945
21,145
19,895
21,445
22,645
22,945
24,145

18,795
20,345
21,545
20,295
21,845
23,045
23,345
24,545

19,995
21,545
22,745
21,495
23,045
24,245
24,545
25,745Qashqai +2 price OTR
16,695

18,245

18,195
19,745

18,695

20,245

20,195
21,745

19,495

21,045

20,995
22,545
23,745
24,045
25,245

19,895

21,445

21,395
22,945
24,145
24,445
25,645

21,095

22,645

22,595
24,145
25,345
25,645
26,845