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All new Nissan Qashqai Unveiled; might come to India as well

Snapshot: Design of the car largely remains the same as its predecessor, except the slightly increased length and width and shortened height. Nissan's main focus was to enhance the level of technology and dynamic performance.

Nissan that teased the all new Qashqai few days back has now unveiled the vehicle completely during a 3D social media digital mapping show in London. According to the company, more than 2,500 people submitted images representing the best of technology innovation and the final version of the all new Qashqai is an outcome of the suggestions picked up from the submitted images.

Design of the car largely remains the same as its predecessor, except the slightly increased length and width and shortened height. Nissan's main focus was to enhance the level of technology and dynamic performance. Nissan that has recently launched the Terrano urban SUV in India is also planning to bring in the Qashqai to India, which we believe might happen by 2014 end.

With the introduction of the second-generation Qashqai, Nissan wishes to carry forward the legacy the first-generation left. Nissan Qashqai has been the most successful model for Nissan in Europe with around 1.5 million sold units and over 2 million worldwide.

When it comes to the overall dimensions, the new Qashqai is 49mm longer than the outgoing model and slightly lower and wider, giving it a sleek and poised stance. Front fascia of the car features Nissan's new V-shaped grille, clamshell bonnet, wraparound front headlamps, while the rear gets 'Boomerange' rear lights. The all new Qashqai is the first of Nissan's in Europe to have been built on the company's Common Alliance Platform, on which 11 Renault and 3 Nissan cars will be developed by 2020.

The major design changes and upgrades are made to the interiors of the car, giving it a completely revamped look. The all new Qashqai gets higher quality and much premium materials inside the cabin. The vehicle has also gone more spacious and the luggage capacity has been enhanced by a variable floor system. The new Qashqai also provides space to store the parcel shelf when it's not in use.

The second-generation Qashqai now has a wider and more efficient range of engines, each having a turbocharger 'to reduce capacity, emissions and fuel consumption while maintaining excellent performance with class-leading CO2 emissions- from only 99g/km'. The vehicle will be offered with three engine options- a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, 1.5-litre dCi turbocharged diesel and a 1.6-litre dCi turbocharged diesel, capable of churning out 113bhp, 108bhp and 128bhp respectively.

Front-wheel drive option comes as standard on all variants, with four-wheel drive offered on top-of-the-range 1.6 dCi model. Also, the six-speed manual transmission gearbox is standard on all engines, except a CVT automatic with 1.6-litre dCi engined model.


New Qashqai technology highlights:

Nissan Safety Shield packages comprising:

Front Collision Avoidance
Driver Attention Support
Traffic Sign Recognition
Lane Departure Warning
Blind Spot Warning
Moving Object Detection
High Beam Assist
Chassis Control
Full LED headlamps which consume 50 per cent of the power of previous Xenon lamps
Intelligent Parking Assist
New NissanConnect with smartphone app integration
Around View Monitor

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