The new Nissan QASHQAI dCi Limited Edition in deed creates a stir in the segment with a bold design and adds extra strength to the already dominating QASHQAI name.
It builds on the strengths of the current QASHQAI range, adding trendy and premium enhancements to the already popular styling and specifications, catering for discerning individuals who will not compromise on style.
The luxurious panoramic glass roof on other models adds pizzazz to the QASHQAI dCi Limited Edition.
When it comes to safety, Nissan does not compromise. The new Nissan QASHQAI has six airbags – dual front, side and curtain airbags provide theultimate in safety. In a rear impact, the front seat active headrests move forward to reduce the risk of whiplash injury. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), ElectronicBrake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) provide class leading and progressive stopping power. The ISOFIX child safety anchorage comes standard.
For those who do not understand what the ABS, EBD, BA, etc. mean, I will explain in simple terms:
ABS is a safety system that allows the wheels of your car to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to your inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding.
The EBD brake technology automatically varies the amount of force applied to a vehicle’s brakes, based on road conditions, speed, loading, etc.
The BA braking technology increases braking pressure in an emergency situation.
I hope you now understand these terms.
The new Nissan QASHQAI dCi Limited Edition combines stylish design and sophistication. The luxurious panoramic glass roof – on specific models – adds liveliness to the car.
The mounted steering wheel controls are very simple and easy to find. There are more clever functionalities like cruise control and Bluetooth hands free kit.
The QASHQAI has the LCD display which gives added clarity and legibility. Another improvement to the interior comes with the fitment of illuminating lighting around the front foot wells, convenient when getting in and out of the car.
A Refreshing frontal design with a new bonnet, aggressive front bumper, honey-comb grille and vibrant new headlights, gloss black roofrails and matching mirrors give the QASHQAI an air of premium sophistication and presence.
The headlamps with high beam function reflectors, low beam function projectors and the sporty rear spoiler with a 12 LED taillight offers a more aggressive stance.
With the sporty 18-inch, 10 spoke diamond cut alloys and brushed metal roof-rails on the 2.0l Acenta models, QASHQAI’s styling is taken to a new level.
The new aerodynamic styling results in improved fuel consumption and lower emissions.
On the road
The QASHQAI’s ride is comfortable and the door seals deal well with the wind noise. The diesel option provides an amazing fuel economy and handles well on the corners.
The Nissan QASHQAI range gets their zest for driving from the lightweight aluminium 2.0 litre 102kW petrolor 2.0 litre dCi 110kW diesel engines. As an extension to the multi-award winning Nissan QASHQAI, the new 1.5 litre dCi, which delivers 78kW of power and an impressive 240Nm of torque, is a remarkable offering with lower fuel economy and emissions. With six-speed gearboxes on all engines (except the 1.6 litre petrol).
- Power: 78kW @ 4000rpm
- Torque: 240Nm at 2000
- 0-100 km/h: 12.1 seconds
- Top speed:177km/h
- Fuel consumption: 5.1/100km
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity: 65L
- Price: R316 700 (with glass roof)Other prices:
- ASHQAI 1.5 Acenta dCi Limited Edition diesel without glass roof R312 500
- QASHQAI 1.5 Acenta dCi diesel R307 300
- QASHQAI 2.0 Acenta dCi 4X4 diesel R394 100
- QASHQAI 2.0 Acenta dCi diesel R364 100
- QASHQAI 2.0 Acenta dCi Limited Edition petrol with glass roof R340 200
- QASHQAI 1.6 Acenta dCi Limited Edition petrol without glass roof R294 800
- QASHQAI 2.0 Acenta CVT petrol R350 600
- QASHQAI 2.0 Accenta petrol R334 000
- QASHQAI 1.6 Acenta petrol R290 600
- QASHQAI 1.6 Visia dCi petrol R269 900
What we like about the car:
– Panoramic glass roof adds liveliness to the car
– Great fuel efficiency
– High driving position
– Sound quality
– It feels safe
– Comfortable ride
– Great ground clearance
– The interior looks excellent and seats are comfortable
– Reasonable interior space
What we don’t like about the car:
– Low take-off speed
– Cloth seats (leather seats are available on other models)
The Nissan QASHQAI Limited Editionis designed for individuals wanting trendy and premium enhancements, good ground clearance as well as an elevated driving position for better visibility.
It offers an amazing variety of seating, cargo combinations and a van-like 1520 litres of
space – making it the perfect family car.
It is one of the good family cars I’ll recommend to anyone!
Five-wheel rating: 4/5