Nissan is a company that is constantly at work, trying to design and manufacture various types of vehicles meant to please as many people as possible. And it does this with the idea that any car they make should be a symbol of freedom and a reflection of the owner’s personality. One of the projects they have long been working at is the new 2014 Nissan Qashqai. After a pretty long wait, the vehicle has just been unveiled.
This second generation of Nissan Qashqai, the 2014 model, will impress the world with its innovative design. The crossover features LED-infused headlights, a clamshell-style hood and a special greenhouse. The specialists at Nissan equipped the vehicle with a sloping roofline, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and an Active Grille Shutter available on diesel models with manual transmissions, system that automatically closes at speeds above 30 km/h (18 mph). The new amazing design is also carried inside the car. The Qashqai got high quality materials to raise the self-esteem. The most important modifications that occur are a gloss black trim, metallic accents and 'zero-gravity' seats that are sure to offer more comfort and support. The CUV doesn’t lack technology. It received a brand new NissanConnect infotainment system containing a seven inch touchscreen display and internet connection. Nissan’s Safety Shield technologies which are also found in the car now include Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support and Traffic Sign Recognition along with a few other vital driver aids, while Intelligent Park Assist takes the stress out of urban manoeuvres.
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai comes with four different engine configurations. First, it gets a 1.2-liter DIG-T producing 115 HP (85 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. The second engine in line is the 1.6-liter DIG-T developing 150 HP (110 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, which by the way is the most powerful. Another unit is the 1.5-liter dCi generating 110 HP (81 kW). The last one is a 1.6-liter dCi outputting 130 HP (96 kW). All the engines are linked to manual transmissions and a front-wheel drive system. However an Xtronic continuously variable transmission and ALL-MODE 4x4-i system is optional. Nissan’s Qashqai is by far the leader in the crossover market, with more than 2.0 million units produced since 2007. It attracts both C-segment drivers looking for additional style, technology and excitement as well as downsizing buyers in search of greater efficiency. The new Qashqai is set to emphasize Nissan’s crossover leadership position once it goes on sale from January 2014.
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