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Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Tekna CAR review

By Ben Pulman


08 January 2014 12:00

in the new Nissan Qashqai. the second-gen of the innovative hatchback-cum-SUV that the crossover segment. Rewind a and Nissan’s dreary core was the Almera and Tino, but the Japanese took a brave step to traditional market segment and the Qashqai. It hasn’t looked since.

In essence the Qashqai was more than a high-riding but the ruse worked and buyers the raised driving position and looks in a package no bigger a conventional ‘C-segment’ hatch.

We were smitten, and even in at the end of the original’s life, we still 50,000 of the things. It’s the highest-selling car in the UK behind only the Fiesta and Focus, Vauxhall’s and Corsa, and the VW Golf. No pressure on the new Qashqai, then…

What’s new about the new Nissan

The design, which is an obvious The first Qashqai, while in its philosophy, was rather bland to but the Mk2 is much sleeker and more – the nose is more angular, the heavily contoured, and the plastic cladding better integrated.

On the side, the tailgate also 150mm higher – so only of my lofty beyond six-foot will now smack their – but there’s no longer a Qashqai+2 three rows of seats. reckons most customers who the last-generation +2 did so for the bigger boot, than for the sixth and seventh so the new Qashqai has a 20-litre larger area (now 430 litres) and the new SUV will get a third row instead. The camera is also now self-cleaning.

else has Nissan done to the Qashqai’s abilities as a family

That larger boot now has a floor, under which you can the parcel shelf, and the two floor themselves can either be used to the space so the weekly shop roll around on the journey or reversed to provide a waterproof for when the blasted dog has charged the duck pond again.

In the back there’s more in all directions for passengers, but although the fold flatter than when you’ve got a dead tree to lug to the tip, they slide or recline, and the lack of support proves they’re for kids rather than fledged adults.

Much news in the front, where the are very comfortable. Nissan they were inspired by but if the current space race is to go by, then the Mk3 Qashqai will seats inspired by the cutting Chinese space program

As for the rest of the interior, there’s a much-needed hike in overall boosted by details, including an handbrake that frees up extra stowage space. not all plaudits for the Qashqai cabin as the sat-nav screen has now been out of your line of sight and the console design is much generic than the Mk1 Qashqai’s stacked unit.

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How does the new Qashqai drive?

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The new Qashqai is lighter than before, but also been a backwards The Mk1 Qashqai was underpinned by multi-link suspension, but to cut weight, and therefore CO2 (and cost, too) the Mk2 has torsion beam rear You do get a multi-link rear if you opt for the 4×4 but it’s beam on the back on drive models, which make up the majority of sales in the UK.

buyers will probably notice the switch, but Nissan has double-piston dampers and Active Control to compensate for this. The combat both large but bumps on rougher roads, and higher-frequency imperfections on smoother the Active Ride Control applies the brakes to reduce pitch and movement over joints, speed bumps and the

Does the tech work?

does. The fact that our car rode on 19in wheels how far the Mk2 Qashqai has come from its origins in late 2006, but a little patter from the big the new-gen rides rather and over big bumps, while the Ride Control ties the rear promptly. More is the step forward in refinement, the heel of the original.

Engine, and wind noise are all much suppressed, even if the huge mirrors create a little too roar.

We’re driving the 1.5 dCi – only available as a front-wheel manual – which will be the seller thanks to its 99g/km CO2 but that means only and 192lb ft, so it’s not quick. Opt for the 1.6 dCi and another 20bhp and 44lb ft, the choice of a CVT or four-wheel drive not the two together).

We also tested the 1.6 dCi with the ’box in front-drive form, and not is it more sprightly than the 1.5 but the CVT is surprisingly adept too, low revs if you’re ambling, up through seven stepped if you’re accelerating hard, and occasionally getting caught out and holding high revs. go for the bigger engine matched to the transmission, we say.

There’s Normal and Sport weightings for the steering, the latter a smidge but with little real between the pair, and there’s a new Active Trace Control which gently applies the to reduce understeer when overcooked a roundabout. Overall the experience is safe, secure, and yet not quite as invigorating as the original was rather fun to fling around.


More mature before, the new Qashqai isn’t as daring as the original, but the improvements in refinement and CO2 emissions will make it even more in the UK.

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