Nissan has raised the bar in the world of crossovers with the all-new Nissan Qashqai. It is available in three exciting models, the Qashqai 1.3T Visia MT, the Qashqai 1.3T Acenta (Xtronic), and the 1.3T Acenta Plus (Xtronic).
At the heart of the all-new Qashqai is the Alliance CMF-C Platform, a cutting-edge vehicle architecture that forms the backbone of this vehicle. It seamlessly blends sporty design with premium features, all without compromising on performance, style, or function. This platform not only enhances driving dynamics but also serves as the foundation for the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technology.
The Quashqai’s all-new 1.3T engine produces punchy power coupled with a refined Xtronic Automated transmission. This combination ensures a smooth and exhilarating driving experience.
Furthermore, the all-new Qashqai is on the forefront of electric mobility in South Africa, with the introduction of Nissan’s innovative e-POWER drivetrain in early 2023. This provides South Africans with a sustainable and eco-friendly option for their journeys.
The all-new Qashqai boasts a more muscular and sharper exterior design. Its larger V-Motion front grille and slim LED matrix headlamps, featuring distinctive ‘boomerang’ daylight running lights, give it an imposing presence on the road. It is a true head-turner, designed to make a statement wherever it goes.
Safety is a top priority in the third generation Qashqai. It comes equipped with advanced safety technologies designed to keep all passengers safe. The Predictive Front Collision Warning system, for instance, monitors the road up to two vehicles ahead and warns the driver of sudden deceleration, helping to prevent accidents.
The Lane Keeping Aid (LKA) ensures the driver stays centred in their lane, reducing the risk of unintentional lane departure. Additionally, the Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system helps combat driver fatigue by providing audible warnings and messages when signs of drowsiness are detected.
The all-new Qashqai introduces the ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, designed for highway use in single-lane traffic. It combines steering, acceleration, and braking to ease driver workload during highway traffic and long commutes. This advanced system uses image-processing technology to understand road and traffic conditions and execute precise steering, making highway driving safer and more relaxed.
Inside the all-new Qashqai, elegance and comfort take centre stage. Premium full Napa leather seats with quilted fronts provide a luxurious and comfortable seating experience. The NissanConnect suite of features has also been upgraded to offer the latest in audio technology, connectivity, and mobile integration.
To further enhance its appeal, the Qashqai offers 2-tone exterior metallic paint options, highlighting its sleek lines and profiles. For the ultimate premium experience, Nissan is introducing a 2-tone premium interior, completing the overall package of the third generation Qashqai.
The all-new Nissan Qashqai represents a leap forward in crossover design and technology. With its powerful engine, advanced safety features, ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, and luxurious interior, it sets new standards in comfort, safety, and style. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a tech enthusiast, the all-new Qashqai offers something for everyone.
The new Nissan Qashqai is available in 16 exciting colour options to make your car stand out. Prices start from R568 200. All new Nissan Qashqai models come standard with a six-year/150 000 km warranty/three-year/90 000 km Service Plan.
Story by : Jay Groat
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