Nissan has expanded the local Qashqai range to seven derivatives, which now includes a new CVT-equipped 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol model and a new range-topping 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol variant.
New turbo and Xtronic modelsThe range-topping Nissan Qashqai 1.6T Acenta model features a 120kW/240Nm turbocharged petrol engine connected to a six-speed manual gearbox and comes with a stop/start function as standard.
The 1.2T Acenta Xtronic variant features the same 85kW/165Nm turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine found in other models which now offers a luxurious drive thanks to the Xtronic transmission.
At Acenta trim level, both of these derivatives boast a raft of standard equipment, including alloy wheels (17-inch on the 1.2T and 19-inch on the 1.6T), LED daytime running lights, privacy glass, automatic wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. The 1.6T Acenta also benefits from LED headlights with auto levelling, silver roof-rails, chrome-accented front fog-lights and an intelligent key with keyless entry and push-button start.
Available as an option on both derivatives is the TECHNO PACK which comprises of Nissan’s Around View Monitor, heated door mirrors, NissanConnect for smartphone integration and Nissan’s navigation system with a 7-inch touch screen display. Heated leather seats are also available as an option on the 1.6T.
Nissan Qashqai price in South AfricaNissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta Xtronic – R327 700
Nissan Qashqai 1.6T Acenta 6MT – R357 700
Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta Xtronic with Techno Pack – R344 500
Nissan Qashqai 1.6T Acenta 6MT with Techno Pack and leather – R374 500
Nissan Qashqai 1.6T Acenta 6MT with Techno Pack and leather – R385 500
Prices include a six-year or 150 000km warranty and five-year or 90 000km service plan.