Qashqai got its name from the name of the Arab nomadic tribe. That is, a readiness for a change of places is supposed in advance, which, first of all, must be appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts. There are probably a lot of such people, if Qashqai, having barely been born, immediately gained a lot of fans. Interest in the model is not accidental. This five-door compact crossover combines the characteristics of a hatchback and the capabilities of an SUV class car. The car is designed on a new platform in the European design studio Nissan and is available in Sunderland, UK. In the Japanese market, this crossover goes under the name Nissan Dualis. Among the consumer qualities of Qashqai, one can note the convenient location of the steering wheel, adjustment of the driver's seat, optimal arrangement of control devices, excellent visibility with almost complete absence of dead zones. The rear seat of the car is displayed in a proportion of 60:40, with the second row fully folded, the boot volume increases from 352 to 1,513 liters. An even higher interest was fueled by the advent of the seven-seater version of Qashqai +2, the wheelbase of which was increased to 2765 mm (135 mm). This affected the dimensions: the body length of the seven-seater model Nissan Qashqai +2 is 4526 mm, and the height is 1645 mm (the standard model has 4315 and 1606 mm, respectively). In the minimum configuration “XE” there are several nice options, such as a multi-function steering wheel with control keys for the “hands-free” system built into the CD radio, rear window heating with a timer, rear window washer and wiper, halogen headlights. In addition to the basic kit, the SE equipment comes with rain sensors, alloy wheels, fog lights and dual-zone climate control. Leather steering wheel and gear knob. The “SE +” package is distinguished by interior design. Only cars with a 2-liter engine have the “LE” package. It also includes rear parking sensors, a 6-disc CD changer, 17-inch alloy wheels and xenon headlights. And finally, two-liter cars with a CVT equipped with “LE +” instead of parking sensors are equipped with a rear view camera with a color display and a CD changer with the ability to play MP3. In 2010, the car was restyled, as it usually happens, which made minor changes to the appearance of the car: new front fenders, hood, grille and updated headlights. The changes made the Nissan Qashqai even more spectacular and interesting - this model will not go unnoticed on the road.
Qashqai sold in Russia was equipped with two 1.6 liter gasoline engines. (115 l. From.) And 2 liters. (140 hp) and a five-speed manual gearbox or CVT continuously variable variator. In addition, versions with a 2-liter engine in the list of options have four-wheel drive. The fuel consumption of the basic front-wheel drive version is 6.6 l / 100 km with a manual transmission and 6.4 l / 100 km with a variator. A two-liter with the same types of transmission - 7.8 and 7.6 liters per “hundred”. It is clear that all-wheel drive modification looks more gluttonous, although not by much, - 8.2 and 8 liters, respectively. As for the speed characteristics, acceleration to 100 km / h, depending on the modification, will take from 10.1 to 13 seconds. Qashqai + 2 does not differ in particular dynamics - the fastest version (front-wheel drive, 2 liters) accelerates to 100 km / h in 10.5 s, and the slowest (1.6) in 12.9. Fuel consumption - 6.8-8.4 liters.
Nissan Qashqai independent suspension. McPherson strut front with coil springs and anti-roll bar. Back - independent, spring, multi-link, with a stabilizer. Decent ground clearance and four-wheel drive are the undeniable advantages of the model. The principle of operation of the Nissan Qashqai all-wheel drive is exactly the same as on the Nissan X-Trail: in normal driving mode, the car is front-wheel drive, but when the front wheels slip, part of the torque is transferred to the rear axle.
Not only is the car beautiful and representative in itself, it also received an excellent result in the EuroNCAP tests, earning the maximum number of points for protecting the passenger and driver and in the side test. In the basic configuration, the car is equipped with a brake system with ABS, Nissan Brake Assist and EBD, an exchange rate stability system, dual frontal, side airbags and curtains to protect front and rear passengers, active head restraints, as well as an ISOFIX child restraint system.
Qashqai is a typical urban crossover, but judging by numerous reviews, it is far from being a “wimp” in difficult traffic situations. Do not forget that he is the closest relative of X-Trail. The offer in the secondary market is more than wide. As for the specifics, in terms of reliability and resource, 2-liter versions are most in demand. They also form the basis of the proposal.