Blue Nissan Qashqai SUV driving down a concrete road.

Introducing the All-new Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai

Top Gear said it best, “Well, the Qashqai isn’t so much a crossover as the crossover.” The Nissan Qashqai is a crossover rooted in the past, with its eyes set on the future. Expected to land in New Zealand in early 2022, we can’t wait to usher in the latest era of the crossover original.

Read on to discover what’s new in the latest model. 

Blue Nissan Qashqai SUV parked outside a modern glass home.

Nissan Qashqai’s History

The Nissan Qashqai was born in 2007, created as a tall hatch to combat the trending lowered SUV. Nissan aimed to offer more room and curb appeal than a hatchback, but keep the vehicle economical and packed full of SUV favourites. It was a bit of a punt, but Nissan succeeded in creating one of the most popular vehicle models to date.

Mass hysteria ensued. Car manufacturers of all shapes and sizes realised they needed to get on the crossover bandwagon…or get left behind. As the competition grew, so did the appeal of the Nissan Qashqai – the OG and the desired. Today, the crossover is one of the most demanded vehicles in the market, and the Qashqai continues to hold its own.

Nissan Qashqai blue SUV front view.

Blue Nissan Qashqai SUV boot

What To Expect in the New Nissan Qashqai

The all-new Nissan Qashqai has many improvements and re-designs, but not so many that this popular model is unrecognisable. The engine remains the same, but everything else has gone through an upgrade. The vehicle is bigger, has a sleeker, more modern design, and boasts some impressive driver assist features that are straightforward and intuitive to operate.

A family-favourite, the clever design features in the Qashqai have parents in mind. The back doors open more than normal to accommodate a wrestling match with unruly children and the boot fits a pram and shopping perfectly. Not to mention, it’s an easy drive, too. The suspension is smooth and wobble-free, just the way we like it. The crossover feels premium, despite the less-than-premium price tag.

Interior of a Nissan Qashqai crossover SUV with it's digital dash lit up.

Key Features On the Nissan Qashqai ST

The base model packs a punch. Here’s a few specs that we’re most excited for:

  • 17” Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights with High Beam Assist
  • 8” Colour Touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • 7″ TFT Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Rear Camera and Front/Rear Parking Sensors
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking with Junction/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection
  • Lane Departure Warning & Prevention
  • Blind Spot Warning & Blind Spot Intervention
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

If you’re interested in learning more or booking a test drive, please get in touch with the team at Autoworld Timaru.

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