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New Nissan QASHQAI on sale in Australia from $25,850

June 20, 2014

Four variant grades have been confirmed for Australia – ST, TS, Ti, TL – and both petrol and diesel engine options are available with the new Nissan QASHQAI mid-size crossover, which arrives in local dealerships in July.

2014 Nissan Qashqai

The new model, which sits along side the X-Trail as more of a road-going hatch, takes on Nissan’s latest styling language. It’s built on the Renault-Nissan Common Module Family platform which also underpins the X-Trail. Nissan promises an even greater level of premium comfort, technology, and attractive looks with the new version.

Some of the interesting technology updates include LED daytime running lights, adjustable steering modes, NissanConnect with smartphone connection and integrated apps (Facebook and Pandora), and an enhanced ‘Advanced Driver Assist Display’ console.

Under the bonnet, two engine packages are on offer. There’s the 2.0-litre ‘MR20’ four-cylinder petrol producing 106kW and 200Nm, and there’s the 1.6-litre ‘R9M’ turbo-diesel producing 96kW and 320Nm. The petrol is available with either a six-speed manual or CVT auto, while the diesel only comes with the CVT auto.

2014 Nissan Qashqai-interior

See below for the standout features for the respective variant grades;

Nissan QASHQAI ST (petrol):
– 17-inch alloy wheels
– Roof spoiler
– LED daytime running lights
– Door mirrors with indicators
– NissanConnect smartphone connectivit
– Rear Camera
– 5-inch QVGA Front Display
– Cruise Control
– Leather-accented steering wheel and gear shift knob
– Electronic park brake
– Front, side and curtain airbags
– Vehicle Dynamic Control, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist
– Integrated Dynamics Module
– High Mount LED Stop Lamp
– Front and Rear Seat Belt Warning and Alarm
– Immobiliser
– Tether and ISOFIX
– Space saver wheel

Nissan QASHQAI TS (diesel) includes all of the spec of the ST plus/or:
– Idle Stop-Start
– Electric Folding Mirrors
– Rain Sensing Wipers
– Fog Lights
– Flexible Cargo Storage System
– Privacy Glass
– Premium Cloth Trim
– Engine Push Button Start with Intelligent Key
– Driver Lumbar Support
– Rear Centre Armrest
– Dual Zone Climate Control
– Six Audio Speakers

Nissan QASHQAI Ti (petrol) includes all of the spec of the ST plus/or:
– 19-inch alloy wheels
– 7-inch QVGA Front Display
– Navigation with traffic monitoring
– Around View Monitor
– Electric Folding Mirrors
– Privacy Glass
– Fog Lights
– Roof Rails
– Automatic High/Low LED Headlights
– Panoramic Roof
– Engine Push Button Start with Intelligent Key
– Rain sensing wipers
– Leather-accented seat trim
– Front heated seats
– Driver lumbar support
– Rear centre armrest
– Flexible Cargo Storage System
– Six Audio Speakers
– Dual-Zone Climate Control
– Blind Spot Warning Detection
– Lane Departure Warning
– Moving Object Detection
– High Beam Assist
– Driver Attention Support

Nissan QASHQAI TL (diesel) includes all of the spec of the Ti plus:
– Idle Stop-Start

Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

All-New Nissan QASHQAI MSRP Estimated Drive-Away
Petrol Grades
QASHQAI ST 2.0L six-speed manual $25,850 $28,949
QASHQAI ST 2.0L Xtronic $28,490 $31,667
QASHQAI Ti 2.0L six-speed manual $32,490 $35,787
QASHQAI Ti 2.0L Xtronic $34,990 $38,365
Diesel Grades
QASHQAI TS 1.6L turbo diesel Xtronic $33,200 $36,521
QASHQAI TL 1.6L turbo diesel Xtronic $37,990 $41,455


Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.