2017 Nissan Qashqai: Redefining the Small SUV Segment
March 14, 2017
Saint John Nissan
Nissan already offers an extensive list of sport utility vehicles, but the Japanese manufacturer still believes there is room to expand, and more customer needs that must be satisfied.
Enter the all-new 2017 Nissan Qashqai, introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Smaller than the Rogue, the 2017 Nissan Qashqai will slot above the Juke in the Nissan SUV lineup.
Small Doesn’t Mean Fewer Features in the 2017 Nissan Qashqai
The 2017 Nissan Qashqai is a subcompact sport utility vehicle that is nevertheless packed with a lot of standard and optional features. It will be powered out of the gate by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 141 horsepower and 147 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine will be paired with front-wheel or all-wheel drive through either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic XTronic gearbox.
There will be plenty of active safety features offered on the new 2017 Nissan Qashqai including automatic braking with forward collision and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and emergency braking.
Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, leather seats, a navigation system, an around-view monitor that makes it easier to park and manoeuver in tight spots, 19-inch wheels, cruise control, SiriusXM satellite radio, a sunroof, push-buttons start, dual-zone climate controls and the NissanConnect suite of technologies that include a mobile app are all part of the new 2017 Qashqai’s standard or optional equipment.
Plenty of Space in the 2017 Nissan Qashqai
Even if the new 2017 Nissan Qashqai is a small SUV, it still features of plenty of interior space and versatility. Cargo capacity is set at 648 liters with all seats in place, and can grow to 1,730 liters when the rear seats are folded flat. A new Divide-N-Hide feature allows the owner to customize the cargo and rear area of the new 2017 Qashqai for added convenience and versatility.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but expect a starting price that is lower than the Nissan Rogue. That means that buyers who are looking for an agile subcompact SUV that is fuel-efficient, fun to drive, safe, packed with features and spacious won’t have to break the bank to buy the sport utility vehicle that will perfectly fit their lifestyle.
To learn more about the 2017 Nissan Qashqai arriving this spring, contact us today at Saint John Nissan!