The Nissan Qashqai – one of the best selling compact SUVs in the world – that we feature here is a popular version, with 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine (1.5 dCi) made by Renault-Nissan Alliance. This is the second generation of the car and one of the major mechanical modifications is that the rear suspension in now a torsion beam axle instead of a multi-link axle like all the models from first generation had. This second generation of Nissan Qashqai uses CMF (Common Module Family) platform that also underpins Nissan X-Trail and Renault Kadjar.
Model: Nissan Qashqai / Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi, Acenta trim level
Production: 2014 –
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 19,588 Euro
Engine: 1.5-litre (1,461 cc) in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine, intercooler, common rail, direct injection. The maximum output is 81 kW / 110 PS/hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque is 260 Nm (approx. 191 ft-lbs), available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
Tyres: Michelin Primacy 3 215/60 R17 96H
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 11.9 seconds
Top speed: 182 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 3.8 liters of diesel per 100 km
Emissions: EU5, 99 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 55
Dimensions (mm): L 4,377 / w 1,806 / h 1,590
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 439 – 1,513
Wheelbase (mm): 2,646
Weight: 1,453 kg
Front suspension: Independent Mac Pherson strut, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspension: Torsion beam axle, coil springs.
Main standard equipment
Airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats, ABS, ESC/ESP, Start/Stop, cruise control, speed limiter, automatic air conditioning, 4 electric windows, front central armrest, rear central armrest with cup holders, trip computer, height and depth adjustable steering column, heated side mirrors and electrically adjustable and foldable, leather steering wheel and gear shifter, fog lights, 17 inch alloy wheels.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
White Pearl Paint (403), Connect Pack (887) consisting anti-dazzle central mirror, Nissan Safety Shield (High Beam Assistant, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Signs Recognition, Emergency Brake Anticipation), rain and light sensors, radio CD MP3+ with 6 speakers, Bluetooth, USB and AUX-IN, Spicy Interior Lighting.
+ easy to drive
+ useful driving and parking aids
+ great technology pack
+ silent suspension
+ excelent soundproofing and NVH
– lack of grip for rear wheels in sporty driving and on bad roads
– technical downgrade for rear suspension compared to first generation, from multi-link to torsion beam axle (for 2WD only)
Driven by Adrian M. for 540 km, 5.2 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 5,231 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni