Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai has been ever popular due to constant technology updates and cosmetic tweaks and 2017 sees the latest version of the best selling medium sized SUV, external cahanges are a re-contoured light graphics front and rear, remoulded bumpers, the addition of rectangular (rather than round) foglamps and shark-fin aerial. Internal changes are more subtle; slightly more premium materials are used in key locations and the only noticeable change is the flat bottomed three-spoke steering wheel. The success of the Qashqai and the small changes will undoubtedly keep the Sunderland production busy.


Nissan Qashqai 2014 Motability car boot

Four trim levels are available; Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, N-Vision and Tekna. The Visia includes Bluetooth, LED daytime running lights, cruise control, hill-start assist and air-conditioning. The Acenta adds 17-inch alloys, automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone air-conditioning and a leather steering wheel and presently the Smart Vision Pack (SVP) is included which has lane a departure warning, forward emergency braking and front and rear parking sensors.  The N-Connecta model is the pick if funds allow as it has the excellent 7-inch touchscreen display with built in sat nav and reversing camera as well as delights such as push-button start, 18″ alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, high beam assist and auto folding wing mirrors, The N-Connecta, for a £150 top up, is avaialble with the Comfort pack that adds a panoramic sunroof and roof rails. The N-Vision has panoramic glass roof, sports alcantara part leather trim, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar support, heated front seats and silver roof rails. The range topping Tenka trim adds 19-inch alloys, panoramic glass roof, LED headlights, heated leather electric seats and intelligent park assist.


The 1.2 litre petrol engine, returning 50.4 miles per gallon 0-62 mph in 10.9 seconds, is being replace by a new Renault shared 1.3 which will be available next quarter, the existing 1.2 litre petrol is stock cars only and prices are through the roof for an outgoing model. The best option is the the updated 113bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine with a six speed manual gearbox, emitting 110g/km of CO2 and returning a claimed 67.2 mpg with a top speed of 112mph and a 0-62 mph time of 12.4 seconds, making it a perfect everyday car. Until the new 1.3 petrol join the Scheme this is no Automatic gearbox Qashqai avaialble on the scheme. The N-Connecta with glass roof has increased by £849 this quarter, it was nil advance Payment.

Autumn Best Buy – Qashqai 1.5 (113bhp) diesel Acenta Premium (Manual)   –   Nil Advance Payment (£61.06 wpms)