The Nissan Qashqai and Qashqai+2 range will soon have a new 1.6-litre diesel engine with Stop/Start resulting in 119 g/km CO 2
The new four-cylinder 1.6-litre dCi engine replaces the 2.0dCi manual.
Like every Nissan producing less than 130 g/km, the 1.6 dCi wears Nissan’s Pure Drive badge. The first Qashqai models to benefit from the new engine are available to order now for delivery in October, and offer CO 2 emissions of only 129 g/km.
Early next year Nissan will add its latest Stop/Start system, automatically turning off the engine when stationary to bring the Qashqai’s emissions down to an even more impressive 119 g/km.
A 31 per cent improvement in fuel economy results in 62.8 mpg (+14.9 mpg) on the combined cycle, while the first year’s VED is free of charge. Company car drivers will also enjoy savings with a benefit in kind tax banding of just 13 per cent for stop start versions.
The 1.6 dCi without stop and start costs £250 less to buy than the equivalent 2.0 dCi.
The 1.6 dCi 130PS engine is also quieter and more refined than its 2.0-litre predecessor, with quicker 30-50 mph acceleration, now taking only 6.29 seconds.
While the Qashqai+2 offers the lowest CO 2 emissions of any seven-seat crossover on the UK market, the all-wheel drive version will become one of the lowest CO 2 emitting crossovers on sale.
In addition to its efficient new engine, the Qashqai is also benefitting from a number of new items of equipment including for the first time in its class, an Around View Monitor. Using a set of external cameras, Around View Monitor makes manoeuvring and parking as safe and easy as possible by giving the driver a real-time bird’s eye view of the surrounding environment. Working with the Nissan Connect touch screen navigation system, Around View Monitor adds three additional cameras to the Qashqai’s existing rear view system to create the ultimate 360° overview. The driver can choose to focus on the image feed from any particular camera when looking out for a particular obstacle in front, behind or to either side of the Qashqai.
An Around View Monitor will be fitted as standard to all Qashqai and Qashqai+2 Tekna variants.
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