10 improvements of the new Nissan Qashqai

It is the undisputed number 1 in sales, but since this month, the Nissan Qashqai faces the difficult challenge to overcome himself. With more than two million cars sold, and residual value today than a VW Golf, seven years after its launch comes the 2nd generation. We tell the 10 point improvement over the previous Qashqai ... and loss.The keys to the new Nissan QashqaiThe keys to the new Nissan QashqaiThe keys to the new Nissan QashqaiThe keys to the new Nissan Qashqai

Or self Sunderland, In England, they imagined their success. There he began manufactured in late 2006 car, unpronounceable Qashqai, which was located in the market where no one: halfway between a compact SUV and a family. A few months later, Nissan had and triple its production volume, standing, from then until today, as the best-selling crossover. Although, at such a conquest could imagine today few changes in its 2nd generation, the reality is quite the opposite: it is a completely new car since its inception. Here are the 10 keys:

1. New platform, less weight

The Qashqai 2014 Nissan launches new modular platform. Developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance, and known as CMF (Common Module Family) on it will also come in the future the next Renault Mégane, Scénic and Espace, besides the imminent Nissan X-Trail. promises weight savings of between 40 and 90 kg, depending on version, in addition to optimizing costs and allow better adaptation to highly differentiated products.

2. Modern design and more aerodynamic

You may lose some of its original personality, but the new Nissan Qashqai is a more attractive and better provided SUV. Launches new visual DNA of Nissan, especially for front grill in V we see in all future models. In addition, today is nearly 5 centimeters longer (4.38 meters), yet wider cm 2 (1.81 m) and 1.5 cm lower (1.59 m). A new roof spoiler, lower fairings or, diesel with manual transmission a innovative active closure grill, It provides better aerodynamics.

New Nissan Qashqai

3. New petrol engine access

Goodbye to the previous 1.6-liter engine atmospheric, even also superior testimonial 2.0 of 140 hp, and usher in a new generation petrol turbo engine capacity and low. He new 1.2 DIG-T, already known in recent models of Renault, will remain for now as a unique offer in gasoline. With 115 hp, a maximum torque of 19.4 mkg at 2,000 rpm and a consumption very tight (5,6 l / 100 km), It has a more than acceptable performance and will serve to open the new Qashqai price.

4. The most efficient SUV

Although those who really coparán the range will be the two diesel engines. Below, it appears today a completely renovado 1.5 dCi 110 hp, with new injectors, new electronics and refinement. Very nice up and undemanding enough to use, it has the honor to make the new Qashqai in the most efficient SUV moment: announces a consumption of only 3.8 l / 100 km, with emissions of only 99 g / km of CO2. Above is placed back good 1.6 dCi 130 hp, is today the only one that can be chosen in the range, on the one hand, AWD and, secondly, with a new automatic CVT XTRONIC very smooth and efficient operation.

5. More agility and technology

Thanks to its low weight, but also to a address 5% more direct (And already variable in hardness with Normal and Sport modes) and a more quality suspension (Now with dual-piston shock absorbers), the new Nissan Qashqai improves performance a lot. Also especially with the new Chassis Control system series. Associated with the stability control, but with a performance threshold earlier, acts on the front and rear brakes for offset the pitch and the inclination body when going over bumps, besides acting as a limited slip differential braking the inner wheels when cornering to limit understeer. It is frankly better on the road.

6. New shield

The new generation Nissan Qashqai finally adds the latest systems of driving assistance and safety. They are added in two packages: the first, and series from the N-Tec finish, It includes notice involuntary change lanes, signal recognition, system of frontal collision and assistant light on the road. The second, and in Tekna finishing, Add Blind Spot, fatigue detector, motion detector peripheral vision camera 360 degrees and system automatic parking.

7. Best Interior

The new Nissan Qashqai improvement in 2 cm wheelbase (2.65 meters), promising a better habitability. It will not be much, but there it is. And the Qashqai was already wider. However much does improve your presentation. Vetustas goodbye to low resolution screens new panels: touch, high resolution and 7 inches in the center console; and color TFT 5 inches and 12 presentations graphic instrumentation. Good quality perceived even in seats that we have, are designed using techniques scanner inspired by NASA.

8. More luggage capacity

The trunk of the new Nissan Qashqai improvement in 30 liters, its ability to put in a good 430 Total. In addition, now it includes a Variable floor height and forms, It is allowing up to 16 different configurations, and a new gate which opens at a height 15 cm higher.

New Nissan Qashqai

9. Top Equipment

In addition to the best technology already announced in dynamics and safety matters, the new Nissan Qashqai It has a good standard equipment. Already finished basic Visia accounts per button parking brake, hill start system, USB and Bluetooth connections, 6 airbags, tire pressure control and air conditioning. He Acenta added to all 17-inch wheels, climate control and light and rain sensors. The new N-tec, plus the first phase of the shield, adds tEcho panoramic, browser, smart key and parking sensors, while the Tekna rounds all with the 2nd phase of the shield, Bi-LED headlights, 19 "wheels, heated seats or selectable between skin and Alcantara upholstery.

10. Very competitive price

In short, the new Nissan Qashqai is a broader not much more expensive car, equipped, dynamic and efficient ... but. Its second generation is sold between 20,650 and 31,950 euros, so average is between 700 and 1,500 euros more expensive than before to the same version. You will not find a better rival today less than or equal price.

What we like least ...

Many lights and few shadows, but as always, there are also. we do not like, for example, disappears +2 7-seater version. Nissan will argue that the X-Trail to fill that gap in the range, but no longer be a Qashqai. And he hoarded up to 25 percent of sales model. You should also note that the superior finishes (which Nissan says that accumulate more than 50% of sales) disappears today already large tire 215/55 R18 previous series by a giant 225/45 R19 .... Very aesthetic, yes, but keep in mind the price for changing tires. Finally, as in every new model, a cost savings is appreciated. And These include the loss of the most advanced multilink rear suspension (today and only for 4x4 version) for simple torsional axis. Fortunately, roadside moment we do not feel a worse response.