Introducing the 2017 Nissan Qashqai
This SUV is no stranger to Europe, where it’s has a great deal of success for almost ten years now. This year the new Qashqai comes to North American shores. The brand-new 2017 Nissan Qashqai—pronounced ‘cash-kai’—is a crossover SUV with the reputation of being “street savvy and up for anything.” Because of intelligent technologies and a streamlined design, Woodbine Nissan expects the Qashqai to be just that. Let’s check it out…
Where it Fits in the Lineup
This particular SUV is a small crossover vehicle, a small CUV, with an appeal to smaller families, especially. If you’re looking for a versatile vehicle for both inner- and outer-city adventures, then the Qashqai might just be for you. In terms of size, the Qashqai is right between the Nissan Juke and the Rogue, making the Qashqai an all-around CUV. You can expect 648 litres of cargo capacity, or a maximum of 1,730 litres with the second-row seats folded.
Powering your Qashqai is Nissan’s standard 2.0-litre DOHC, four-cylinder, direct-injection engine. It puts out a respectable 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque–perfect for both in and out of the city. The 6-speed transmission is standard, or you can go with the available Xtronic transmission and the Sport-Mode Shifter. Of course, it wouldn’t be a truly versatile CUV without the choice between either front- or all-wheel drive.
Your 2017 Qashqai gets 3 trim levels: the S, SV, and SL. It’s also available in 10 colours, with Monarch Orange, Caspian Blue, and a vibrant Palatial Red as some of the most beautiful ones.
The Qashqai is built for city life, especially, with clean lines, a V-Motion grille, and an urban-looking interior. You can expect 16-inch wheels with the base trims and 19 with the highest-level SL trim.
You’re getting lots of features similar to those in the Nissan Rogue, like Siri Eyes Free, NissanConnect with navigation, Intelligent Cruise Control, and the Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection–all are available with the Qashqai. Additionally, leather seating, heated seats, and a remote starter are nice luxurious features for those who want them.
Coming Spring 2017
The new 2017 Nissan Qashqai is expected in Canada sometime in the next few months, and you can be sure Woodbine Nissan will have it ready for you here when you’re ready to take it for a test drive!