The Nissan Qashqai Gets a Grade Overhaul

January 8, 2016

With over two million models sold since its release in 2007 – the Nissan Qashqai upturned the crossover market and has quickly become a favourite on the roads of Britain. We ended the year with the Qashqai winning ‘best small SUV’ by WhatCar? Magazine and begin a new year with a complete grade overhaul!

Along with all Nissan models, there are various grades you can choose when purchasing your preferred model. In 2015, the Nissan Qashqai came in with a total of six grades ranging from the basic Visia to the tech-filled Tekna. To take the fuss out of choosing your options and grades, Nissan have simplified the grading of the award winning SUV into a more rounded 4 grades.

Firstly, your Nissan Qashqai will come with a huge range of features as standard including but not limited to:

Security
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Remote Central Locking with super-locking
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Engine Immobiliser
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Alarm System
Safety
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ESP, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
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Driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags
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Height adjustable front headrests
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ISOFIX child seat anchorage points
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Rear door child locks
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Puncture repair kit
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Hill Start Assist
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Chassis Control (Active Engine Braking, Active Trace Control and Active Ride Control)
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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Interior and Exterior
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AUX port and Bluetooth connectivity
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Remote Audio Control
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Chrome glass surround
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Body-coloured bumpers, handles and mirrors
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Black honeycomb front grille
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5” High Definition full colour TFT screen
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Power windows
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Speed sensitive power steering
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Heated door mirrors

Visia, Acenta and the higher spec Tekna grades remain the same for 2016, however the newest Nissan Qashqai grade: ‘N-Connecta’ replaces three previously used grades: Acenta Premium, N-Tec and the N-Tec +.

As well as the standard features above, plus those included in the Visia and Acenta grades the new Qashqai N-Connecta will be hosted with the following:

Smart Vision Pack: Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Emergency Breaking, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Anti-Dazzle rear view mirror

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Panoramic Glass roof with one-touch shade
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NissanConnect 7” touch screen navigation and entertainment system
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CD Radio with DAB Radio
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Rear Privacy Glass
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I-Key with stop/start button
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Full Colour Rear View Camera
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Around View Monitor

As well as all of these innovative technologies, the new N-Connecta grade comes with tons of options (like metallic paint and heated seats) that you can customise and add on to make your Nissan Qashqai perfect for you.

As well as the grade changes made above, the Nissan Qashqai (grades N-Tec and Tekna DIG-T*) now come with a FREE upgrade to the Nissan Multi-link Rear Suspension unit; this brings greater levels of ride comfort, refinement and driver enjoyment as well as an increase in fuel capacity from 55 to 60 litres offering greater touring capabilities and a longer range between fill ups.

For more information on the New Nissan Qashqai, the N-Connecta grade or anything else – call your local West Way Dealership today!