This February sees the introduction of a perennial favourite in an exciting new guise. The unveiling of the latest Nissan Qashqai is eagerly anticipated among motorists, with this all-new edition built on an innovative new platform and, of course, ditching diesel engine power for either a mild hybrid turbocharged engine or the ePower hybrid system - the first model in Europe to be equipped with such technology.
Always stylish, always well equipped, and always family friendly, the Qashqai is one of the most popular SUVs on UK roads for good reason. Here at South West Nissan, we cannot wait to experience all that this latest iteration has to offer, with the mild hybrid option combining an updated version of the 1.3-litre turbo engine with a 12V system, delivering better torque, improved stop-start functionality, reduced CO2 emissions, and better fuel economy. There’s even the choice between 138bhp and 156bhp models, with the larger of the two offered with all-wheel drive.
The alternative engine option is the innovative ePower solution. Already a popular choice in Japan, ePower differs from more common hybrid systems in that its engine is not directly connected to the wheels. Instead, the engine charges a battery which in turn powers an electric motor. Such a system does not require plugging in to charge, and complements the new 1.5-litre petrol engine for an overall power output of 187bhp. There’s even the Nissan LEAF-esque e-Pedal system fitted for one-pedal driving and regenerative braking for charging of the battery.
In addition to the new and innovative engine options, the new Qashqai has also been developed to provide an unforgettable on-board driving experience. Digital display options include a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a 10.8-inch head-up display, and a nine-inch colour touchscreen that connects to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay to provide control over your media streaming and communications.
With plenty of other leading technology included, premium levels of comfort, and all the safety required for complete peace of mind, choosing the new Nissan Qashqai will never disappoint.
Get in touch with the team at South West Nissan here at Somerset & Devon today to learn more.