2011 Nissan Dualis Crossover Subtly Updated in Japan


The Nissan Dualis, which is the Japanese market version of the firm's European Qashqai, has received some modest refinements for the 2011 model year focused on the exterior, interior and improved fuel economy.

The styling enhancements to the compact crossover's exterior are limited to the reworked front grille, the chrome detailing on the door handles and a fresh design for the 18-inch alloy wheels, plus the availability of six new colors including a Brilliant White Pearl three-coat pearl paint finish.

Interior tweaks concern the revised instrument cluster that gains a new 3.6-inch vehicle information display featuring a trip computer and a maintenance function which tells the driver when to change engine oil or tires.

Nissan says it has also further improved the fuel efficiency of the Dualis 2WD models through modifications to the engine control systems and the XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

The Juke's bigger brother is on sale in Japan now with prices ranging between 2,097,900 yen to 2,514,750 yen, including consumption tax.