The 2018 Nissan Qashqai will get new exterior styling and it is equipped with cutting-edge safety tech and amenities. The Nissan is trying to expand its market share in all segments of automobile industry worldwide and the Japanese carmaker is keen on wooing more buyers in crossover and SUV segment, in particular.
For 2018, the Nissan has revamped its popular crossover and SUV models to cope up with growing competition. The Qashqai has been one of the popular and top-selling models from its stable. Since it’s unveiling in 2006, it has sold in record numbers in various countries.
2018 Nissan Qashqai – Comes with Aggressive Styling
The 2018 Nissan Qashqai gets aggressive yet enticing exterior styling. The wraparound headlamps and taillights are LED powered and the sharp creases make it macho looking. The new style V motion grille which has been deployed by Nissan in its 2018 lineup is used in the Qashqai too. The new side air vents and ‘boomerang’ DRLs add to the visual oomph. It will be sold in 4 trim levels and some exciting exterior colors. Based on trim chosen, the car gets 17 or 19-inch alloy wheels. Overall, the design is more aerodynamic. Two new color choices are there- Chestnut Bronze and Vivid blue.
The cabin of 2018 Nissan Qashqai has also been spruced up to a large extent and it sports better quality materials now. The multi-function steering wheel has satin-chrome inserts. There are several upholstery choices. Cargo space is good and flexible setup has been offered by Nissan. The company has also used specialized materials in the cabin including thicker rear glass to reduce noise and vibration.
The Nissan has been enhancing its models with advanced safety features and number of amenities has also been increased. The new model is laden with its ‘ProPilot’ semi-autonomous driving suite. There are features like rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, and autonomous emergency braking. Available safety technologies comprise of blind spot monitoring, driver attention alert, lane departure warning, park assist, traffic sign recognition, surround view monitor.
The Visia trim also gets features like Hill Start Assist, Bluetooth, air conditioning with pollen filter, Cruise Control. In Acenta trim, there are features like Dual Zone Climate Control, Auto Headlights, Rain-Sensing Auto Wipers, interior ambient lighting and Leather wrapped steering wheel. N- Connecta trim adds NissanConnect Evo infotainment with the 7-inch screen, 18″ dual Tone Alloy Wheels, Rear Privacy Glass. Top Tekna trim gets Bose sound system, heated windscreen, 19″ Alloy Diamond Cut Wheels, Adaptive Front Lighting System, Nappa leather seats.
2018 Nissan Qashqai – Three Engine Options
The Nissan has not made changes to the powertrain in the 2018 Qashqai. So, it gets 3 variants of engines much like the 2017 model. Both 6-speed manual and automatic transmission gearboxes are there. The greenest one is 1.5 dCi Acenta 5d that produces 110 HP. The cheapest one 1.2 DiG-T Visia 5dr that produce 115HP and the powerful and last one is 1.6 DiG-T N-Connecta 5d with 163 HP.
Availability, Price and Conclusion
The 2018 Nissan Qashqai will be available for sale in few months. The base trim price is approx $20.000. The 2018 Nissan Qashqai is a stylish compact SUV that has got the enticing exterior design and extensive safety features. It has also an affordable price tag and has no reason not to trounce segment rivals.