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New 2014 Nissan Qashqai revealed


The second generation Nissan Qashqai will go on sale in selected global markets from January 2014 as a totally renewed model of the crossover launched back in 2007. The second-generation model is 20mm wider, 49mm longer and 15mm lower than the current car. Yet despite this reduction in height, front and rear headroom levels have actually increased by 10mm and the raised driving position remains. All new Qashqai models feature LED daytime running lights, certain versions are equipped with even more sophisticated technology, with full LED power for both dip and main beam.

The boot has now a luggage capacity of 430 litres with the rear seats in position -- an improvement of 20 litres over the outgoing Qashqai. The engines line-up of the new 2014 Qashqai consists of four engines: two petrol and two diesel, with the option of two- or fourwheel- drive. The 1.2-litre DIG-T delivers 115 HP (85kW) and generates 190Nm of torque consuming just 5.6 l/100km, while the most powerful petrol engine will be the 1.6 DIG-T engine with 150 HP (110kW) and 240Nm of torque. There are also two Diesel option, the 1.5 dCi 110PS (81kW) which in terms of fuel consumption has an EU combined figure of just 3.8 l/100km and the 1.6 dCi 130PS (96kW). The latter in two-wheel-drive manual form, the 1.6 dCi has CO2 emissions of 115g/km and an EU combined fuel consumption figure of 4.4 l/100km. The Xtronic version emits 119g/km and returns 4.6 l/100km, while the four-wheel-drive manual version enjoys figures of 129g/km and 4.9 l/100km.