The new Nissan Qashqai launched in July this year with four well equipped trim levels delivering more of what Nissan is known for, style and spacious small SUVs.
The 2023 Qashqai is all about more — more power, more technology, more driving excitement, and even more style, all while delivering even greater fuel efficiency.
Engine and transmission are standard across the range, with power from a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine, increased by 4kW, with torque boosted by 50Nm, lifting overall outputs to 110kW and 250Nm.
While Nissan have increased the power, they have made a reduction in fuel consumption, with the new Qashqai returning a combined 6.1L/100km, an 11 per cent improvement on the existing model.
There is also a raft of technology updates with the new model. Depending on the grade, they are equipped with a new 12.3-inch high-definition infotainment system, DAB digital radio, Wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless phone charging.
Nissan’s small SUV has added safety, and that is delivered with a new centre far-side airbag for occupant-to-occupant protection contributing to its full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Nissan’s ProPILOT with Lane Keep Assist allows for semi-autonomous driving from the ST-L model and above.
In driveability the new Qashqai is a huge leap ahead from the previous model. It is smoother, quieter, and is overall a lot nicer to drive on the road.
While Nissan is still not what it once was with their vehicle range, the new Qashqai is a step back in the right direction for the brand.
The four model grades are ST, ST+, ST-L and Ti with the ST starting from $33,890 through to the Ti starting at $47,390, both plus on roads and dealer delivery costs.