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Nissan Qashqai

The new Nissan Qashqai crossover has an option of Stop/Start on its 1.6 litre petrol variants

The Nissan Qashqai crossover has gained the option of Stop/Start on 1.6 litre petrol variants, and as a result the emissions of this model drop down to 139 g/km CO2.

In the diesel line-up, every model now benefits from a diesel particulate filter, with the addition of a DPF to the 1.5-litre dCi engine. The 1.5 dCi’s output has also increased from 106PS to 110PS.

All engines in the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 ranges are now also compliant with EURO V emissions regulations.

Representing over 40% of Qashqai sales, the 1.6 petrol Qashqai now has a slightly increased output of 117PS and 158Nm of torque. The Stop/Start system costs £200 over standard models. This system not only improves fuel economy by up to 3%, but also drops the Qashqai down one VED tax band. The Stop/Start system reduces Qashqai emissions from 144 g/km to 139 g/km, and Qashqai+2 from 154 g/km to just 149 g/km.

The Qashqai 1.6 n-tec makes our list of Top Green 4×4 Vehicles –
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The n-tec grade is also enhanced with a number of new additions. Previously featuring Nissan Connect (a combined satellite navigation and audio system), a colour reversing camera, a panoramic glass roof and privacy glass, all n-tec models now get 18-inch alloy wheels fitted as standard (previously a £400 option). Drivers can also choose a new Chrome Pack option for £250.

The Qashqai recently had a minor ‘facelift’ which we think makes the car look much better.

The Qashqai and Qashqai+2 are both produced at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant and the model is Nissan’s best-seller, showing that motorists like cars that look like a 4×4, even though they are likely to be only front-wheel drive in reality.

Available to order from Nissan’s UK dealer network now, first deliveries of the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 Model Year 11 will begin in October.