The Nissan Qashqai in the growing segment of compact crossover fits with his almost 4.40 meters length. The 2017 optically and technically updated Japanese is one of the trendsetters and compete for more than a decade with success. And this career has good reasons, as shown in the test
Fully equipped even with small engines
It is the successful package, the Qashqai (pronounced: Kaschkai) despite his bulky name so consistently brings in the fast lane. Well, manageable dimensions, coupled with a relatively large space, ease of use, good facilities for a reasonable price – this ensures the bottom line that the fat Asian man as pleasant and practical everyday companion is perceived.
Where is this perception still clearly in the direction of comfort can be moved, if the buyer has selected the fine trim levels Tekna or Tekna +. Because even though already the base called ‘Visia’ with multi-function steering wheel, electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors, air-conditioning, and audio system with CD player, digital radio DAB +, four speakers, aux/USB connection and Bluetooth hands-free kit is fitted and the next N Acenta and N Connecta still load it with standard equipment. So really very soft and delicate it is then but at the top of the Qashqai hierarchy: Navi with around view monitor, full LED headlights with Adaptive lighting system, in the Tekna + fully equipped with panoramic glass sunroof, heated front windscreen, leather package in black or violet or Nissan safety shield with a number of helpful wizards.
Not for full throttle speed freaks
The democratization of luxury is enjoyable on the Nissan model policy. While other manufacturers the finest versions are often forcibly linked to the strongest and thus most expensive engines, the Qashqai buyers can order already the initial engine with the highest trim level. In this particular case, so the 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 85 kW/115 HP and six-speed manual transmission. With the tares of about 1.4 tonnes, it is clear that the small four-cylinder fires the crossover to breathtaking performance. But it precedes blithely on request, using a Turbo-supported and early this maximum torque of 190 nm and a matching tiered transmission, which are also still slightly active can be.
With swimming in the city or on the highway is no problem at all, when overtaking should in time but also two aisles down switch. Otherwise the thing pulls but bad in length. The multi-purpose Japanese maximum 185 things ALZA on the highway. It is so definitely not for full throttle and speed freaks, but seasoned contemporaries beyond the automotive turbulent. Animal-friendly handling with the manageable dynamic capabilities of the DIG-T 1.2 engine also ensures an equally manageable consumption – in the particular case of almost seven liters per 100 kilometers.