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Nissan Qashqai: prices, specification and CO2 emissions

7 2021 Nissan Qashqai

Nissan has confirmed the pricing and specification for the new Qashqai SUV.

The car is available to order now and will arrive in the UK in the summer.

Prices start at £23,535 OTR, for the entry-level Visia trim.

Powering the new model is a revised version of the existing 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the last Qashqai. It now features 12v mild-hybrid technology and is available with 140PS and 160PS. CO2 emissions start from 143g/km for the two-wheel-drive manual 140PS version.

There is no diesel variant on this generation of Qashqai, but the petrol line is offered with manual and automatic transmissions and a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive.

Next year an E-Power version will be added to the range. It will be driven by an electric motor but feature a 1.5-litre petrol engine to keep the battery charged. This model will be the most powerful with a 190PS output.

There are currently no plans for a plug-in hybrid Qashqai or a fully electric variant.

All models are equipped with Nissan's driver assistance and safety package, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and blind spot monitor. 

Visia grade also includes LED headlights, while stepping up to Accenta Premium introduces alloy wheels, electric folding door mirrors, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and reversing camera.

N-Connecta benefits from larger 18-inch alloys, privacy glass, a digital instrument cluster and a nine-inch central touchscreen.

The Tekna grade introduces 19-inch alloys, power tailgate, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a glass roof.

Range-topping Tekna+ gets leather upholstery, Bose sound sytem and a massage function for the front seats.

The new Qashqai is based on the latest Renault-Nissan Alliance platform (CMF-C) and brings enhancements in practicality, efficiency and technology over the outgoing version.

The wheelbase of the car has increased by 20mm, providing extra legroom for rear seat passengers, while the overall length has grown by 35mm. There’s a marginal increase in height (25mm) and width has increased 32mm, making the new model larger overall.

Alongside a larger boot, with wipe clean removable floor panels, the new Qashqai offers enhanced practicality for families with rear doors that open almost 90-degrees.

Improvements to the interior provide a more premium feel than before, with an increase in soft-touch materials.

The dashboard layout has been completely revised. The Qashqai now features a fully-digital instrument cluster and is fitted with an all-new infotainment system with a ‘floating’ touchscreen that is greatly improved over the outgoing model.

Using a nine-inch high-resolution display, the system includes Apple Car Play and Android Auto while also offering in-car WiFi and remote Nissan Connect services via a smartphone app.

It works in conjunction with the digital instruments and new colour head-up display to provide the driver with an enhanced digital experience.

Nissan opted to retain physical buttons for functions like the climate control and driver aids, rather that follow the trend to integrate all of them into the touchscreen to simplify day-to-day tasks.

The Qashqai has been given a more modern look with a larger grille and slimmer LED headlights. Wheels of up to 20-inches in diameter are also now available, improving the proportions.

2021 Nissan Qashqai pricing:

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  • Mark - 18/02/2021 15:49

    I'm confused as to how this sits in the Nissan line-up given that Ariya is just around the corner, and surprising to see no pure EV or PHEV variants at launch considering what the competition are doing. Given the current taxation strategy from the govt I can see this seriously hurting fleet sales. This, or an MG HS / MG ZS / Pug 3008 plugin and several thousand pounds in your pocket?

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