The qashqai grows a few inches in all directions
Eight years later, the J12 series finally rolled out to dealers. Later than originally planned, actually it should already be so far in 2020, but then the corona pandemic came. As far as the lines are concerned, the Japanese remains true to itself, stands unmistakably there as a Qashqai, but with a new brand face. A few more centimeters in all directions ensure a befitting appearance. Entering the car is particularly appropriate, especially in the rear.
Engine / displacement
Gearbox (man. | Autom.)
kW (PS) at 1 / min
Nm at 1 / min
0-100 km / h
Standard consumption (mix)
Exhaust CO2 • Exhaust standard
Otto particle filter
1.3 liters of displacement sound like little and also do little below 2000 tours. Despite the support from the mild hybrid system, the unit appears weak. The manual transmission is much better than the one in the predecessor, but the shift travel should be a bit shorter.
6-speed | continuously variable transmission (Xtronic)
128 | 125 g / km • Euro 6d
32,130 euros | 34,030 euros
More power with the same displacement and a little more torque give the sporty driver hope. Nissan is now offering a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that not only simulates steps in Sport mode. A certain rubber band effect cannot be concealed by this either.
– | continuously variable transmission (Xtronic)
In connection with the all-wheel drive (around eleven percent market share in Germany), Nissan is canceling the manual transmission. Power is supplied to the rear axle via a new direct clutch – it works absolutely flawlessly. There will be no diesel or plug-in hybrid with all-wheel drive. Trailer load? 1.8 tons.
Active driving assistance is included from the first equipment line
Back to the Qashqai. Compared to its predecessor the trunk volume increases by 49 liters to at least 504 liters. With the rear seat folded down (60:40) you are standing 1593 liters at your disposal. For better load securing, you will find the Flexi-Board (free of charge) from the N-Connecta line. Once it is set up, little things from the hardware store or the weekly shopping no longer go on trips without being asked. But you have to balance all of this with one Loading sill with a full 78 cm. Unfortunately, this device is not available for the Visia and Acenta lines below. What is there and what is not in the new Qashqai is determined by them as a whole five lines Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and Tekna +. Here we have to praise Nissan because Active driving assistance such as blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and front collision assist are included from the very first equipment line. Nissan turns the tables, wants its customers the make higher lines palatable through increased comfort.
The N-Connecta line is worth a closer look
But there is one fine, albeit small, selection of extras like that Technology package for a fair 950 euros. In conjunction with the N-Connecta line, the package combines the large head-up display and the bright full-LED headlights. A little more generosity would not have hurt with the winter package. Those interested in the two lines below, Visia and Acenta, have to upgrade to N-Connecta to get seat, steering wheel and window heating. You will find niceties such as the fully digital instruments as individual options for 550 euros. We recommend that you take a look at the N-Connecta line, since the equipment is already very extensive here and Nissan is releasing a large part of the options for an additional charge that are only available on the Tekna and Tekna + lines.