The coherent package and the team that designed it has brought a lot of success. That’s what distinguishes Nissan and its Qashqai from the start. We know that superior quality is not a determinant of success. Qashqai proves it; although it doesn’t stand in the spotlight as a winner, the essence of being a hidden champion is stick to this car.
Maintained quality and sustainable production have made Qashqai continue to grow for almost 13 years. It became public and familiar with the community, although at first, the name “Qashqai” sounded unusual. You can say that Nissan was always so far ahead, it was surprising to see the registration number, and very difficult to survey its direct competitors in the 4.40-meter class. In European countries like Germany, since it was launched in January 2007, this car already has not less than 300,000 customers.
There is no outstanding price, technology, consumption value, or design, making it seem like no real outliers in the middle class. But this makes the explanation of this car both difficult and easy. It doesn’t have to have the best performance score, and it doesn’t need to show visually as a high-flyer. To be the first choice in sales, Nissan Qashqai has its strategy, master the best average, which always makes it the first choice for consumers.
Since the launch of the first Qashqai in 2007, Nissan has had only a few changes in form and concept. Although they cannot change trends anywhere in the class, old models don’t always look old compared to new models. Lots of chrome layers on the front, now have more gloss. But standard 18 inches LED lights and wheels are optional, too bad.
Nissan Qashqai Features
What customers also need and they want to pay always try to be fulfilled by Nissan through the N-Connecta series and line of equipment brought into the car. Some of them are 360-degree views with four cameras to help with weak aspects – especially on the rear side, visual assistance when parking and maneuvering, and smartphone connections as simple as they should with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
While you require to park you have to be more careful because sometimes there are other cars behind. Based on this, Nissan Qashqai can provide convenience to the driver with the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert feature. Sensors mounted at the rear will recognize things near the vehicle that are predicted to be dangerous. Then the detection results are transmitted to the module via signals, and a notification will be forwarded to the driver.
Other features are quite sophisticated and much preferred because they support driver safety by keeping the car on the track. When a vehicle loses tire traction, the car will stay in the lane. The sensor will read the movement of the wheels that need help. When the car is about to go out of control, the system immediately takes over and intervenes in engine power up to the steering wheel so the car can get back on track safely.
Although not spectacular, the navigation system with a 7″ monitor on the center console, with analog speed and speed indicators, is quite simple and clear as far as operation is concerned. The gear knob of a manual 6-speed gearbox is a part that persists from a long time ago — especially quite a long way to operate in the chunky part of the relatively long shaft.
Nobody criticized the cabin space at Nissan, maybe only the rich people who sat in the small narrow front seats did it. There were no passengers who complained in the back seat for several hours of travel because they felt comfortable. Thanks to the spacious leg room under the front seat. The lower floor compartment is useful as a functional storage area even though 430 liters of luggage are not the best in its class. Meanwhile, you can get storage space until 1598 liters when you fold the back seat.
Nissan Qashqai Specs
After 14 days of testing, the computer reported that the average consumption of 6.2 liters was moderate. Not only about diesel, but this is the case where Qashqai is really used for long-distance travel. In January 2019, Qashqai used a new four-cylinder diesel with a 1.7-liter displacement. On paper, the 1.997 cc engine produces 340 Nm of torque, and 150 hp of power is quite good.
Dimension: l = 4,394 mm; w = 1,806 mm; h = 1,590 mm
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