Nissan has announced pricing for the all-new Qashqai crossover in the UK, with the base Visia model starting from £17,595 (€20,810). That is £700 (€828) more than the base model of the previous generation, according to Nissan’s website. On sale from January 2014, the new Qashqai will be offered in four trim grades: Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna.
Base Visia models come with a range of new standard features including automatic air conditioning, Hill Start Assist, a five-inch colour HD infotainment screen, Chassis Control, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and Speed Limiter/Cruise control.
Acenta models are available from £19,145 (€22,645) and add more features like dual-zone automatic air conditioning, leather steering wheel and gear knob, 17-inch alloy wheels and a Luggage Board System. Safety equipment includes front fog lamps, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers.
Both the Visia and Acenta models are available with the optional Smart Vision Pack (£450) that includes Nissan’s Safety Shield system and other driver aids such as Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Moving on up the line, Acenta Premium models are priced from £20,995 (€24,835) and bring additional equipment, including the new-generation NissanConnect infotainment system with DAB radio, a rear view camera, i-key Start Push Button, parking sensors and a panoramic glass roof. Safety features include Front Collision Avoidance, High Beam Assist and Lane Departure Warning.
Finally, top-of-the-line Tekna models start from £23,145 (€27,370) and add elements like Bi-LED headlamps, Safety Shield with Traffic Signal Recognition, High Beam Assist, 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, part-leather seats, a large glass roof, heated seats, front and rear parking sensors and Intelligent key with engine start button.
By Dan Mihalascu