Nissan Qashqai (2007–2014)
- March 2007: Qashqai unveiled
- November 2008: Sound & Style special edition announced
- April 2009: Qashqai n-tec model introduced
- December 2009: Revised Qashqai revealed
- August 2010: Stop/Start introduced
- January 2013: Qashqai 360 launched
- February 2019: Haynes Manual available for Qashqai 2007 - 2014.
The Qashqai sits between standard hatchbacks and SUVs. 4,310mm long x 1,780mm wide x 1,610mm tall with wheelbase of 2,630mm.
There are four engine options, two diesel and two petrol. The 1.6-litre petrol offers 115PS of power and 160Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre produces 140PS and 200Nm. The diesel engine options – 1.5- and 2.0-litre – provide 106 and 150PS and 240 and 320Nm of torque respectively. Several gearbox options are available, according to engine choice.
These include a five- and six-speed manual, a new six-speed automatic and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) option with manual mode. Both 2.0-litre engine options can be specified with Nissan's advanced ALL-MODE 4x4 system which gives added security and stability in marginal conditions.
Original wheel and tyre sizes: Visia and Acenta: 16-inch with 215/65 R16 tyres, Tekna: 17-inch with 215/60 R17 tyres. Later n-tec has 18-inch wheels with 215/55 R18 tyres.
When fitted with the constant variable transmission (CVT) the Qashqai has a lower exhaust emission level and improved fuel economy over the manual. And you can choose to have it in either two- or four-wheel drive. Linked to the all new, lightweight aluminium, fuel efficient 2.0 litre petrol engine the 2WD CVT has a CO2 rating of 192g/km compared to 199g/km for the manual which represents a 3.6% improvement. Economy goes up from 41.5mpg to 43.5mpg in the extra urban cycle and from 34.4mpg to 35.3mpg in the combined cycle.
Sound & Style special edition announced
Exclusive Bose sound system, unique 18-inch alloy wheels. Choice of 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engines. Priced from £19,199 OTR.
Qashqai n-tec model introduced
Positioned between Acenta and Tekna grades and with prices starting from £17,645, n-tec is available across all engines, transmissions and body colours. Offers the Nissan Connect system, plus a colour reversing camera. Nissan Connect features include bluetooth connectivity, five-inch touch screen satellite navigation with 2D/3D map and full postcode search facility, CD with MP3/WMA playback, FM/AM radio, AUX socket and USB port for full iPod connection.
18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic glass roof, rear privacy glass, satin silver roof rails and satin silver door handles give real visual appeal while inside specification highlights include an auto-dimming rear view mirror and silver alloy pedals. New metallic colour Nightshade now available across the range.
- Qashqai n-tec 1.6 £17,645
- Qashqai n-tec 1.5dCi £19,145
- Qashqai n-tec 2.0 2WD Man £19,195
- Qashqai n-tec 2.0 2WD CVT £20,395
- Qashqai n-tec 2.0 4WD Man £20,695
- Qashqai n-tec 2.0 4WD CVT £21,895
- Qashqai n-tec 2.0d 2WD Man £20,695
- Qashqai n-tec 2.0d 4WD Man £22,195
- Qashqai n-tec 2.0d 4WD Auto £23,395
Revised Qashqai revealed
All new bonnet, front bumper, wings, grille and headlamps combine to give the Qashqai an air of premium sophistication, presence and quality. The new front-end design is shared with Qashqai+2. At the rear, the overall shape of the lights remains unchanged, but they now include an aerodynamic feature to reduce drag. A more transparent lens design has been adopted, with the upper portion, housing the reversing lights and indicators, being clear, while the lower section with the brake and nighttime running lights, is red. Additionally, the brake and tail lights operate using 12 LEDs for maximum clarity.
Two new exterior colours have been added: Magnetic Red and Mineral Grey. Both colours complement the philosophy of added sophistication that runs through the overall restyling. Additionally, two new alloy wheel designs are introduced. Both are five-spoke designs – one 16- one 17-inch/
Inside, the Qashqai features a new design to the main dials which give added clarity and legibility. A redesigned drive computer is positioned between the two dials. Its white LCD screen shows instantaneous and average fuel consumption, mileage, time, cruise control and speed limiter settings among others, providing the driver with an easy to understand interface.
Additional oddment storage, with a new cubby at the base of the central cluster ideal for a mobile phone or portable audio player. Additionally on two-wheel drive versions (where the ALL MODE selector isn’t fitted), there is a new space for parking tickets, keys and swipe cards conveniently located between the seats just behind the gear selector. All-new multi-layer insulation material around the front bulkhead, as well as the fitment of an ‘acoustic’ windscreen which reduces the transmission of noise. Reduction in wind noise around the A-pillar, achieved by changing the window sealing. Small but significant changes have been made to the suspension tuning to further improve ride comfort and responsiveness.
New 129g/km Pure Drive variant. Achieved by weight reduction and the adoption of aerodynamic wheel covers, combined with the blanking of the fog lamp sockets, the fitment of low rolling resistance tyres and lengthening of the final drive ratio to maximise the Qashqai Pure Drive’s efficiency. CO2 emissions from the 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine have been reduced from 137 to 129g/km. The Qashqai Visia Pure Drive is priced at £16,795.
ESP is now fitted as standard across range adding to the Qashqai’s reassuring safety equipment. The specification of Acenta grade and above has now been enhanced with the inclusion of a standard Speed Limiter, while Tekna gains a Bose speaker system. All equipment upgrades apply to both Qashqai and Qashqai+2.
The 1.5 diesel models are made more powerful and more efficient, more standard kit for n-tec. Stop/Start features for the first time as an option on 1.6 litre petrol variants. This fuel saving and emissions reducing system also drops it down one VED tax band.
In the diesel line-up every model now has a diesel particulate filter technology with the addition of DPF to the 1.5-litre dCi engine. The 1.5 dCi output has increased from 106PS to 110PS. All engines in the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 ranges are now compliant with EURO V emissions regulations.
The 1.6 petrol Qashqai will now benefit from an increased output of 117PS and 158Nm of torque (up from 115PS and 156Nm). Furthermore, the frugal four-cylinder will also be available with a Stop/Start System for the first time.
On the ntec, previously £400 optional, 18-inch alloy wheels are now fitted as standard to all n-tec models, trimmed in an exclusive black and silver finish. Drivers can also choose a new Chrome Pack option. For only £250, the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 n-tec are enhanced with chrome door handles, chrome fog lamp surrounds and chrome side strips. Inside, the pack also includes door and tailgate entry guards and carpet mats.
Qashqai 360 launched
The 360 sits between the Acenta and Tekna trims, replacing the n-tec+ but offering more equipment for the same £19,945 starting price.
Just like the n-tec+, the 360 features Nissan’s Connect with 360° Around View Monitor system, which integrates satnav with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity along with four cameras to give a ‘helicopter view’ when parking. Standard equipment also includes 18-inch ‘Onyx’ alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.
But the Qashqai 360 boosts styling further adding part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss black gearlever surround, gloss black door handles and a leather armrest. Gloss black roof rails, door mirrors and ‘360’ badges mark out the exterior. In addition, a new pearlescent paint – Storm White – has been added to the range, providing the perfect contrast to the 360’s gloss black highlights. Storm White will be available for the same price as metallic paint at £500 extra.
The 360 package is available across all engine and transmission options and can be specified on both the Qashqai and Qashqai+2. Among the most popular variants is likely to be the 1.6 dCi diesel which incorporates stop/start technology for CO2 emissions of just 119g/km and 62.8mpg on the combined cycle. The Qashqai 360 is on sale now, costs from £19,945.
Haynes Manual available for Qashqai 2007 - 2014.
Printed at £22.99 or online at £16.99. Covers: Petrol Nissan Qashqai 1.6L (1598cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 2WD 1.6L (1598cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 4WD 1.6L (1598cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai 2.0L (1997cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 2WD 2.0L (1997cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 4WD 2.0L (1997cc) (2007 - 2014). Turbo-diesel: Nissan Qashqai 1.5L (1461cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 2WD 1.5L (1461cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 4WD 1.5L (1461cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai 2.0L (1995cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 2WD 2.0L (1995cc) (2007 - 2014); Nissan Qashqai+2 4WD 2.0L (1995cc) (2007 - 2014). Does NOT cover models with 1.6 litre diesel engine or CVT automatic transmission. From Haynes