Nissan’s new Nissan Qashqai mild hybrid is now available from €30,500.
The brand says the new 12V hybrid system on the new Qashqai is a more affordable technology, providing torque assist, extended idle stop, quick restart and coasting stop, storing energy to power the vehicle’s electrical equipment and to lower fuel consumption.
The 1.3 DiG-T petrol engine is available with two outputs – 138hp and 156hp – with either a six-speed manual transmission, or new Xtronic gearbox (156hp ). The manual gearbox offers a quicker, more direct and sportier shift feeling, while the new generation Xtronic transmission offers better fuel economy and acceleration.
Nissan is launching the car with four grades and many of its innovative safety and infotainment features are standard across the range.
The entry grade XE model is available from €30,500. The SV grade is priced from €33,200, the SV Premium Grade from €37,395 and the top of the range SVE Xtronic grade from €44,600.
Seamus Morgan, managing director of Nissan Ireland, says the price positioning remains "extremely competitive, particularly given the level of new design and technology included in the new model".
"We think everyone will agree that the new Qashqai represents exceptional value for customers shopping for a C Crossover,” he says.
Full LED headlights, and auto headlights with high beam assist are standard across the range. Standard safety features also include rear parking sensors, blind spot intervention, traffic sign recognition, intelligent cruise control, intelligent forward collision warning, and intelligent forward emergency braking (pedestrian and cyclist recognition, junction assist ) and rear automatic cross traffic alert and braking. Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto comes as standard from the SV grade upwards, while the popular wireless phone charger is introduced at the SV Premium grade.
The eight inch infotainment display in the SV grade increases to nine inch in the SV Premium and SVE Xtronic grades, including higher resolution and Nissan Connected Services. The top of the range SVE Xtronic adds 19 inch alloy wheels, Nappa quilted leather seats, and more.
Nissan also points out that the new Qashqai’s longer wheelbase has created more room for users and overall luggage capacity has increased by 74 litres.