The all-new 2017 Nissan Qashqai unveiled in Detroit
Nissan caused quite a surprise at the last North American International Auto Show in Detroit a few weeks ago by unveiling its new 2017 Nissan Qashqai, a subcompact SUV that will position itself between the Nissan Juke and the Nissan Rogue when it goes on sale this spring. Designed for active buyers who need space without having to sacrifice driving pleasure, the new Qashqai promises to be versatile, fuel-efficient, affordable and sporty.
2017 Nissan Qashqai: a well-equipped SUV
The Nissan Qashqai has relatively compact dimensions which make it very easy to drive in an urban environment, and park in the city. The new 2017 Qashqai is a little smaller than the Nissan Rogue, but its sporty and dynamic silhouette still gives it a refined and high-end look.
Despite its smaller dimensions, the Qashqai promises to be a versatile SUV, offering up to 648 liters of space with all seats in place, and 1,730 liters of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. So if you lower the rear seat, the new Qashqai offers more space than many, supposedly larger, compact SUVs.
Visually, Nissan’s latest SUV features fluid but aggressive lines with near perfect proportions. It will be offered in 10 different colors and 19-inch wheels are offered on the high-end SL model.
The mid-range SV version offers a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, Nissan Intelligent Key with push button start, satellite radio and Nissan’s innovative storage system called Divide-N-Hide. In addition to the 19-inch wheels, the SL model offers all the SV model’s equipment in addition to the navigation system with NissanConnect functionality and a 7.0-inch touchscreen as well as leather seats.
The base S model comes with a Bluetooth system with text messaging assistance, a rear-view camera and USB and auxiliary ports.
The 2017 Nissan Qashqai will also be available with an array of driver assistance systems included in Nissan’s safety shield technology such as emergency braking, blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, emergency braking with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control.
A powerful engine for the 2017 Nissan Qashqai
The new Qashqai will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 141 horsepower and 147 lb.-ft. of torque. It will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) will be optional along with all-wheel-drive.
The new 2017 Nissan Qashqai’s price is not yet known, but we should know more soon. To learn more about the new subcompact SUV from Nissan, a manufacturer that already offers one of the industry's most comprehensive lines of sport utility vehicles, contact us today at Rendez-Vous Nissan!