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Nissan Qashqai Hybrid

20 January 2014

Rating: 5 out of 5

Good: Economy, refinement, kit

Bad: Bland interior, drive

Price: from

You might assume that the existing Qashqai would be a task. How do you follow up a car that two million units over its run? A car that hasn t broken into the UK s top-ten cars, but did so in the final three of its lifecycle rather than fading away, as most do?

In reality, it s the easiest job in the world. I don t to belittle the efforts of those who ve many years and hundreds of of man-hours developing the 2014 Qashqai. but really, given the Qashqai s success, Nissan had to do more than avoid it all up.

Nissan has succeeded. Not that the new is any more involving to drive the original Qashqai, despite the new styling, so if you ve clicked on this expecting Nissan to have its family crossover with a GT-R or 370Z, you ll reach the end of page disappointed. But in every area the Qashqai isn t just but truly excellent at what it

The new, bigger Qashqai no has a seven-seat option, passing baton to the all-new X-Trail. the extra space has liberated room for passengers and luggage. The is also exceedingly comfortable. s plenty of adjustment in wheel and but its main trump card is very little wind, or engine noise filters to the interior.

It s well-built and high quality even if the dashboard design is a little bland. Ergonomics? Can t be and visibility is also good.

For buyers, though, the main will be the car s reduced CO2, and the drop in taxation. The base engine, a Renault-Nissan 1.5 dCi unit, 110PS and returns combined of 74mpg enough for a tax-busting of CO2. More impressively, the computer registered 67mpg a gentle, but not deliberately economical on the Spanish roads of my test

A 1.6 diesel is also available, 20 extra horses to its name and of 64mpg in manual, front-wheel form. Choosing the X-Tronic CVT gearbox drops that to and in four-wheel drive, manual (there s no four-wheel drive you get 57mpg and 129g/km. Two petrol complete the range 1.2 and 1.6-litre units with 115 and 150PS

Nissan Qashqai Hybrid

Each returns an identical though the 1.2 just edges 1.6 on at 129g/km versus 132.

diesels are very refined for type but the 1.2 petrol is the real It s as good as inaudible at idle and really makes its presence if you re racing through the gears. It s surprisingly strong for such a unit, rarely feeling even with two people and luggage on board.

Oddly, the diesel felt more than the 1.6 dCi on the move, partly due to its manual transmission. The X-Tronic CVT has reworked by Nissan for a more torque-converter feel, but despite from some quarters I it lacking the benefits of either CVT or auto not as smooth as the former, nor as as the latter. Diesel-wise, stick to the 1.5 and enjoy the greater economy.

The new Qashqai rides smoothly of trim level, yet it s an able too. There isn t the response and feel you d find in a regular but among crossovers it s as capable as I d welcome a little more from the steering and perhaps a rack too, but neither is and each might spoil the s unflappable motorway manners.

Prices start at 17,595 for a 1.2 car in basement Visia guise, the top-level Tekna trim off at 23,145. Nissan was keen to out that Qashqais are 2 to 5 percent than equivalent VW Golfs, yet 2 to 6 percent more value.

The certainly seem stuffed kit, while options the Safety Shield pack as standard with the Acenta or Tekna trim) even insurance groupings, thanks to blind-spot detection, lane-keeping and monitor capabilities. It can feel to have all this help on when ferrying your about, and mercifully you do have the to mute some of the more warning beeps.

The new Qashqai economical, comfortable, spacious, to run, cheaper than a to buy and loaded with equipment to protect you and yours. If you have a and you need a car to carry them in, this should feature on shopping list. Very the top.

Nissan Qashqai Hybrid
Nissan Qashqai Hybrid
Nissan Qashqai Hybrid
Nissan Qashqai Hybrid

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