Pricing has been revealed for the new third-generation Nissan Qashqai, with increases across the board for the latest small SUV
The entire Qashqai range will have multi-link rear suspension for the first time, along with a stronger 1.3-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 110kW/250Nm (up 5kW/50Nm).
Also new to the Qashqai is a revised CVT automatic transmission that, when paired with the turbo triple, returns a claimed combined fuel economy of 6.1L/100km. Nissan says this is a 11 percent improvement over the outgoing second-generation model.
Pricing starts at $33,890 before on-road costs for the base ST variant – up $5300 on the outgoing base model – and finishes at the range-topping Ti which now costs $47,390 – up $8300 based on the last-gen Ti.
Depending on grade, the Nissan Qashqai will feature a brand-new 12.3-inch infotainment system as well as DAB radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and also wireless phone charging.
Nissan has confirmed that the Qashqai will be available here in Australia late in 2022.
The much-anticipated Qashqai e-Power range extender hybrid has not yet been locked in for Australian deliveries – though Nissan Australia has demonstrated the e-Power vehicle to media in Australia and a local release of the hybrid is expected to be confirmed soon.
The entry-level variant of the Nissan Qashqai range is the ST, starting at $33,890 before on-road costs, which will include standard equipment such as an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch driver’s display, intelligent key with push-button start and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard safety equipment across the range includes a rear camera, parking sensors, forward AEB with junction, cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, intelligent cruise control, traffic sign detection, rear cross-traffic alert and high beam assist.
Stepping up to the ST+ ($37,890), owners will receive additional equipment over the standard ST specification which includes fog lights, satellite navigation, 18-inch alloy wheels, a surround-view monitor and the larger 12.3-inch touchscreen for infotainment.
Next is the ST-L, which steps up in price to $42,190 before on-road costs, but includes more kit such as advanced semi-autonomous driving and safety aids, adaptive LED lights, LED indicators, rear privacy glass, partial-leather accented seats, larger 19-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power driver’s seat and dual-zone climate control.
Finally, the top-spec Ti at $47,390 includes a large 10.8-inch head-up display that helps provide all relevant information directly to the driver, a premium leather upholstered interior with massaging function for the front seats, a hands-free power tailgate for ease of access and a 10-speaker Bose sound system.
A choice of five colours will be available to Nissan Qashqai customers including Fuji sunset red and ceramic grey which can both be matched to a pearl black contrast roof.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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