Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai (/ˈkæʃk/) is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan since 2006. The first generation of the vehicle was sold under the name Nissan Dualis (Japanese: 日産・デュアリス, Nissan Dyuarisu) in Japan and Australia, and Qashqai in other markets. The second (and current) generation, which was released in 2014, is not sold in Japan and is badged as the Qashqai everywhere it is sold, except in the United States, where it is rebadged as the Nissan Rogue Sport.

Nissan Qashqai
2018 Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta DCi 1.5 Front.jpg
2018 Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta DCi (J11, UK)
Overview
ManufacturerNissan
Also calledNissan Dualis (Japan and Australia, 2006–2013)
Nissan Rogue Sport (United States, 2017–present)
Production2006–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
Chronology
PredecessorNissan Mistral

The original Qashqai replaced the off-road-capable body-on-frame Mistral/Terrano II as Nissan's SUV offering, and its P32L automobile platform will be also used by other forthcoming Nissan crossover SUVs. Nissan named the vehicle after the Qashqai people, who live in mountainous Central and Southwestern Iran.[1][2][3]

First generation (J10; 2006)Edit

First generation (J10)
 
Overview
Also calledNissan Dualis (Japan and Australia)
Production2006–2013
Assembly
Body and chassis
PlatformNissan C platform
RelatedNissan Rogue (S35)
Venucia T70
Powertrain
Engine1.6 L HR16DE I4 (petrol)
2.0 L MR20DE I4 (petrol)
1.5 L K9K I4 (diesel)
1.6 L R9M I4 (diesel)
2.0 L M9R I4 (diesel)
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,630 mm (103.5 in)
2,760 mm (108.7 in) (Qashqai+2)
Length4,315 mm (169.9 in)
4,535 mm (178.5 in) (Qashqai+2)
Width1,785 mm (70.3 in)
Height1,605 mm (63.2 in)
Chronology
SuccessorNissan Juke (Dualis, Japan)
Nissan X-Trail (Qashqai+2)
 
Nissan Dualis (Japan; pre-facelift)

NameEdit

Nissan considered releasing the Chinese version as the CCUV (Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle). In Australia the first generation Qashqai carries the name Dualis from the Japanese domestic market version because Nissan worried Qashqai could be pronounced "cash cow".[4] The press has often used that pun to describe the sales success of the model.[5][6]

Production and salesEdit

 
The Nissan Qashqai Concept at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show.

The Qashqai has been built at the Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) plant in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, since December 2006.[7] It is the first model to be styled by Nissan Design Europe in London, with engineering development led by Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

First unveiled as a concept vehicle at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show, it was globally presented at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. By December 2007, Nissan had sold approximately 100,000 Nissan Qashqais in Europe, including 17,554 in the UK, 15,376 in Russia, and 10,746 in Italy.[8] Since its facelift in 2010, the Qashqai has sold over 200,000 annual units in Europe (excluding Russia) every year, and the first generation Qashqai has sold more than 1.24 million units in Europe during its 7 year production run. The Qashqai is exported to the Middle East and other overseas markets.

Some of the 2014 second generation Qashqai were to be produced in Nissan's Russian plant in Saint Petersburg in order to free up some production capacity in the UK plant and avoid import tariffs.[9]

FeaturesEdit

 
Interior

Built on an all new platform, the Qashqai went on sale in February 2007, and Nissan aimed for more than 100,000 sales a year. Nissan said the car would cater to buyers who want a more dynamic design, but are not attracted to the large, aggressive nature of a sport utility vehicle (SUV).

The car slots below the X-Trail in the Nissan range and partially replaces the conventional Primera, even though it took the production place of the smaller Almera. In terms of size, its 4,310 millimetres (169.7 in) length and 1,610 millimetres (63.4 in) height place it between compact MPVs and compact SUVs.

The top half of the Qashqai has a sleek, dynamic form with a distinctive shoulder line that rises at the rear – a design cue similar to that of the Nissan Murano. The lower portion resembles an SUV due to large, pronounced wheel arches and slightly elevated ground clearance.

The Qashqai uses the same platform as the X-Trail (the vehicle upon which the Qashqai is based). Nissan regards the Qashqai as a rival to such cars as the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V and in 2007 it received a five star Euro NCAP safety rating – the best ever adult occupant score.[10]

Five engine choices are available: a 114 PS (84 kW; 112 bhp) 1.6 L or a 141 PS (104 kW; 139 bhp) 2.0 L petrol, while the 106 PS (78 kW; 105 bhp) 1.5 L, 130 PS (96 kW; 128 bhp) 1.6 L and 150 PS (110 kW; 148 bhp) 2.0 L provide the diesel offerings.

Qashqai+2 (NJ10)Edit

Production of the Qashqai+2, a seven-seat model, began at the UK plant in July 2008. Launched in October 2008, it is a larger variant of the standard model, with the wheelbase extended by 135 mm. The car's overall length is extended by 211 mm to allow for a third row of seats, and roof height is increased by 38 mm at the rear. The chassis is unique from the A pillar back, but trim and engine models are the same as the standard Qashqai.

The Qashqai+2 was discontinued after the model year of 2013, and replaced by the new version of the X-Trail with a seven-seat configuration.

2010 faceliftEdit

 
Nissan Dualis Ti (facelift)
 
Nissan Dualis ST (facelift)

On 4 December 2009, Nissan announced the Qashqai's next version, which went on sale in March 2010. The model's front end has been completely restyled, while the rear now includes LED tail lights. Modifications to the interior include a new instrument panel layout for the vehicle's drive computer, better soundproofing and minor storage additions.

Electronic stability control is now standard across the range and two new exterior colours have been added. The launch of an eco friendly Pure Drive variant has also been announced.[11][12]

2011 engine updateEdit

A new 1.6 dCi engine replaces the previous 2.0 dCi. Peak power is down from 110 kW (148 bhp; 150 PS) to 95 kW (127 bhp; 129 PS), but there is the same 320 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) of torque, available at 1750 rpm, rather than 2000 rpm. Nissan has not released full performance figures, but says the 1.6 dCi has a quicker 50–80 km/h (31–50 mph) acceleration figure than the 2.0 dCi.

Nissan has also added its Around View Monitor as standard equipment for 360 (replaces N-tec) versions of the Qashqai and Qashqai +2. The system uses a set of external cameras to create a 360 degree "bird's eye" view of the car to help with parking manoeuvres. The driver can also focus individually on front, rear or passenger cameras to look out for a particular obstacle.

MarketsEdit

JapanEdit

The Japanese domestic market Dualis is offered in 2.0 G, 2.0 S, 2.0 G Four, and 2.0 S Four trim levels. All models are powered by 2.0 litre MR20DE engine matched to six speed Xtronic CVT. The Dualis was discontinued in Japan on 31 March 2014, after which the Juke was the only Nissan mini SUV still produced and sold in Japan. The Qashqai is still produced in Japan for export markets.

Middle EastEdit

In most Middle East markets, the Nissan Qashqai is offered in S, SE and LE, Standard on all trims is the 2.0L 106 kW (142 bhp) MR20DE engine with CVT.[13]

North AmericaEdit

Until 2017, the Qashqai was not offered in North American markets. Instead, Nissan offered the Nissan Rogue. Although larger and appearing to be a completely different model it is based on the same basic platform as the Qashqai / Xtrail with some visual similarities. In Mexico, the X-Trail and Rogue are both sold and the Qashqai is about to be offered in the Mexican Market. In January 2017, Nissan announced the second generation Qashqai will be sold in the United States and Canada (called the "Rogue Sport" in the United States).

New ZealandEdit

The Qashqai was introduced to New Zealand in May 2009, initially sourced from Japan. Nissan New Zealand used the Qashqai name to distinguish the model from Dualis grey imports, which were shipped from Japan before the official release. The New Zealand spec Qashqai was then sourced from the UK plant from August 2009. As of 2016 the range consisted of three specification levels: ST, ST-L and Ti, all with 2WD 2.0L MR20DE CVT. A TS model (1.6 diesel) is also available. The Qashqai+2 was added to the range in July 2010 but discontinued with the new model launch in 2014. The updated X-Trail (Rogue in United States), released at about the same time, became the only seven-seater option.

SingaporeEdit

In Singapore, the local distributor offered the Qashqai in the standard variant and also in Qashqai+2 seven seater variant. Parallel importers also offered the model but bears the Dualis name which is directly sourced from Japan.

United KingdomEdit

The Qashqai has been made at the plant in Sunderland, England, since December 2006, occupying the production line previously occupied by the Nissan Primera on Line 1 and a percentage of Almera from line 2. Its launch coincided with the withdrawal of the Primera from the UK market due to low sales. This left Nissan with no direct successor to the Almera or Primera on the UK market, with the "supermini MPV" Note being sold as an indirect successor to the Almera, and the Qashqai as a successor to the Primera. This move was seen as controversial, but in time appears to have paid off as the Qashqai has proved a major sales success in the UK, with more than 39,000 sales in 2010 making it the tenth best selling new car in Britain – the first Nissan to make the top ten in Britain since the Sunny in 1983.[14] In 2010 Nissan was considering whether to introduce the Nissan Tiida to Europe,[15] it having already directly replaced the Almera in other markets. In 2012, the Qashqai's sixth year on sale in the UK, sales exceeded 45,000 to make it the sixth best selling car there that year.[16]

RussiaEdit

The Qashqai and Qashqai+2 (seven seat version) are available in the Russian Federation with the following gasoline powered four cylinder engines:

For Qashqai

  • 1.6 L — 85 kW (114 hp) 2WD; 5MT and CVT
  • 2.0 L — 105 kW (141 hp) 2WD and 4WD; 6MT and CVT

For Qashqai+2

  • 1.6 L — 85 kW (114 hp) 2WD; 5MT
  • 2.0 L — 105 kW (141 hp) 2WD with 6MT only; 4WD with 6MT or CVT

RecallEdit

On 13 September 2012, Nissan Motor Co. recalled 51,000 cars worldwide to investigate a reported steering wheel problem. It affects Nissan's Qashqai, Qashqai+2 and Nissan NV200 models.[17]

Second generation (J11; 2013)Edit

Second generation (J11)
 
Overview
Also calledNissan Rogue Sport (United States)
ProductionNovember 2013–present
Assembly
Body and chassis
PlatformNissan CMF platform (CMF-CD)
RelatedNissan X-Trail/Rogue (T32)
Renault Kadjar (HA/HL)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,646 mm (104.2 in)
Length4,370–4,394 mm (172.0–173.0 in)
Width1,800–1,806 mm (70.9–71.1 in)
Height1,590–1,595 mm (62.6–62.8 in)
Chronology
PredecessorNissan Rogue Select (for North America)

he Qashqai J11 was introduced in London on 7 November 2013 at a worldwide streamed launch known as the #nextgen. It was subsequently presented as a premiere at the Brussels International Motor Show in January 2014.[citation needed] It went on sale in the UK in February 2014. The Qashqai J11 was awarded What Car? "Car of the Year" 2014.

The Dualis nameplate has been discontinued in Japan, as the second generation Qashqai is not sold there). At the time, Nissan Japan instead offers the smaller Juke, and the third-generation X-Trail.

 
Interior

The first generation model with the Dualis nameplate was sold alongside the newer model, which has borne the Qashqai name in Australia since July 2014.

Globally, it is available in 1.6 L (turbodiesel/petrol), 1.5 L (turbodiesel), 1.2 L (turbopetrol) and 2.0 L (petrol) variants.[18][19]

In July 2015, Nissan announced that it would start marketing the Qashqai in North America.[20] In September 2015, Nissan rolled a record-breaking 500,000th Qashqai off the production line at the UK plant, the fastest time for a vehicle built in the UK to reach a half million units.[21]

Dongfeng Nissan started marketing locally produced Qashqai in the Chinese market.[22] Engine options available are 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol and 2.0 L naturally aspirated petrol. All models excluding the base 1.2T are mated with Nissan's Xtronic CVT, while the base 1.2T engine is mated with a six speed manual gearbox.

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Nissan revealed the North American version of the Qashqai to slot between the Juke and the Rogue. Nissan USA calls it "Rogue Sport", to tie it in with the popular Rogue name.[23] In Canada, the Qashqai will keep its original name.

Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Qashqai will start under $20,000 in Canada. The manual S trim model begins at $19,998 and the S CVT at $21,998. The price tops out at $32,198 for the SL Platinum. The Qashqai arrived at dealers in Canada in June.[24]

Because of the significant differences in regulation between the U.S. and Europe, Nissan's UK plant is not able to make the Rogue Sport. Nissan Europe went as far as saying they are different vehicles.[25]

2017 faceliftEdit

On 27 October 2016, Nissan announced that the facelifted Qashqai would be produced at the UK plant.[26] The facelifted Qashqai was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The Qashqai Turbo went on sale in Hong Kong on 25 October 2019.[27]

Engine specificationsEdit

Model Year(s) Displacement Fuel type Power Torque 0-100 km/h
(0-62 mph)
CO2 emissions
Petrol engines[28]
1.3i DIG-T 4X2

HR13DDT DCT

2018- 1,332 cc (81.3 cu in) Petrol 159 PS (117 kW; 157 bhp) 270 N⋅m (199 ft⋅lbf) 10.2 s 162 g/km (WLTP)
1.3i DIG-T 4X2

HR13DDT

2018- 1,332 cc (81.3 cu in) Petrol 159 PS (117 kW; 157 bhp) 260 N⋅m (192 ft⋅lbf) 10.2 s 162 g/km (WLTP)
1.2i DIG-T 4X2

HR12DDT

2013– 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) Petrol 116 PS (85 kW; 114 bhp) 190 N⋅m (140 ft⋅lbf) 10.6 s 129 g/km
1.2i DIG-T 4X2 XTRONIC 2014– 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) Petrol 116 PS (85 kW; 114 bhp) 165 N⋅m (122 ft⋅lbf) 12.9 s 129 g/km
1.6i DIG-T 4X2

MR16DDT

2014– 1,618 cc (98.7 cu in) Petrol 163 PS (120 kW; 161 bhp) 240 N⋅m (177 ft⋅lbf) 9.1 s 134 g/km
MR20DE 2009-2013 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) Petrol 140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) 200 N⋅m (148 ft⋅lbf) 10.53 s - g/km
MR20DD 2014- 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) Petrol 147 PS (108 kW; 145 bhp) 201 N⋅m (148 ft⋅lbf) ? - g/km
Diesel engines[28]
1.5 dCi 4X2 2013– 1,461 cc (89.2 cu in) Diesel 110 PS (81 kW; 108 bhp) 260 N⋅m (192 ft⋅lbf) 11.9 s 99 g/km
1.6 dCi 4X2 2013– 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) Diesel 131 PS (96 kW; 129 bhp) 320 N⋅m (236 ft⋅lbf) 9.9 s 115 g/km
1.6 dCi 4X2 XTRONIC 2013– 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) Diesel 131 PS (96 kW; 129 bhp) 320 N⋅m (236 ft⋅lbf) 11.1 s 119 g/km
1.6 dCi All Mode 4X4-i 2013– 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) Diesel 131 PS (96 kW; 129 bhp) 320 N⋅m (236 ft⋅lbf) 10.5 s 129 g/km
1.7 dCi All Mode 4X4-i 2019-2020 1,749 cc Diesel 150 PS (110 kW) 340 Nm 11.2 s

Diesel emission problemEdit

In May 2016, South Korea's environment ministry alleged Nissan used a so-called defeat device in Qashqai with diesel engines to turn off its exhaust reduction system under regular driving temperatures. It fined Nissan and ordered a recall of models with Euro 6 engines.[29][30] Nissan tried to sue the South Korean government but lost the court case.[31] South Korean regulator tested emission of 20 diesel vehicles after the VW diesel scandal and found the Qashqai the only one that failed the tests.[31]

In the UK, the Qashqai diesel model was found to emit up to 18 times nitrogen oxides than the official lab-based test allowed.[32]

GalleryEdit

Pre-facelift styling

Post-facelift styling

Nissan Rogue SportEdit

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan showcased a rebadged version of its Qashqai, called the Rogue Sport in the United States. Priced below the Rogue, the Rogue Sport replaces the Nissan Rogue Select, a version of the first generation Nissan Rogue which has been discontinued from Nissan's lineup in the United States since 2015. The Rogue Sport went on sale in the United States in the spring of 2017 for the 2017 model year.[33]

Nissan decided to name the Qashqai the Rogue Sport in the United States in order to cash in on the success of the standard Rogue, despite rumors that Americans could not pronounce "qashqai".[23] At the same time, it was announced that the Qashqai will be sold in Canada as a Qashqai and not as a Rogue Sport.

The US-market Rogue Sport and Canadian Qashqai is powered by a 2.0-litre, 141 hp (143 PS; 105 kW) inline-four petrol engine paired with CVT.

The Rogue Sport will be offered in three distinct trim levels, which consists of S, SV, and SL. Standard features include keyless entry, power windows and door locks, Bluetooth for hands-free calling as well as streaming audio, and air conditioning. Additional features include the "Divide n Hide" in-floor storage system, intelligent cruise control, available Blind Spot Monitoring, available Lane Departure Warning, available Lane Departure Prevention, available Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and High Beam Assist. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive is offered.

For the 2020 model year, the Rogue Sport gets a refresh with a new front bumper cover and hood, new headlights and taillights along with new alloy wheels. It went on sale in the fall of 2019.

Third generation (J12; 2021)Edit

Third generation (J12)
 
Overview
Production2021 (to commence)
Assembly
Body and chassis
PlatformNissan CMF-C platform
RelatedNissan Rogue (T33)
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor12V electric motor/generator micro-hybridization solution (MHEV)
AC3 synchronous (e-Power)
Transmission
Hybrid drivetrainMild hybrid (1.3L 12V ALiS)
Series hybrid (e-Power)
Battery12-volt advanced lithium-ion battery system (ALiS)
2 kWh Panasonic lithium-ion (e-Power)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,666 mm (105.0 in)
Length4,425 mm (174.2 in)
Width1,838 mm (72.4 in)
Height1,635 mm (64.4 in)
 
Rear view

The third-generation Qashqai was revealed on 18 February 2021.[34][35][36] The third-generation Qashqai is slightly larger than before, being 35 mm (1.4 in) longer, 32 mm (1.3 in) wider and 25 mm (1.0 in) taller, while its wheelbase is 20 mm (0.8 in) longer.[37]

This model is built on the Common Module Family (CMF-C) platform, which also underpins the third-generation Rogue. It is claimed to use more lightweight materials and advanced stamping and welding techniques in its construction to increase strength and reduce weight. The bonnet, front fenders and doors are made from aluminium and are 21 kg (46 lb) lighter, while the tailgate is made from composite and saves 2.3 kg (5.1 lb).[38]

For better visibility, Nissan engineered a thinner A-pillar design and the mounting of the wing mirrors on the doors instead of the A-pillar. Elsewhere, rear knee room has grown by 28 mm (1.1 in) to 608 mm (23.9 in), while headroom has increased by 15 mm (0.6 in). The boot is also 50 litres larger due to the lower cargo floor and redesigned suspension.[39]

The base engine option in the European market is a mild hybrid 1.3-liter HR13DDT DiG-T turbocharged four-cylinder unit available with two power outputs 138 hp (140 PS; 103 kW) and 156 hp (158 PS; 116 kW). It is paired to either a 6-speed manual or an Xtronic CVT transmission. All-wheel-drive is available for the 156 hp option with CVT.

For the first time, the Qashqai range also includes the e-Power hybrid powertrain. The system uses the ICE engine as a generator of electricity and disconnected to the driven wheels. The system combines a 154 hp (156 PS; 115 kW) 1.5-liter variable-compression petrol engine with a 187 hp (190 PS; 139 kW) electric motor, a power generator, and an inverter.

SalesEdit

Calendar year Europe[40] Canada[41] China[42]
2006 54
2007 89,919
2008 144,879 23,772
2009 180,468 33,877
2010 207,077 62,075
2011 208,649 111,304
2012 207,515 105,143
2013 201,722 124,589
2014 202,914 87,448
2015 230,661 60,072
2016 233,496 139,684
2017 247,199 8,970 156,322
2018 229,382 19,662 175,045
2019 218,946 18,526 179,773
2020 135,829 11,074 161,193

Nissan does not provide exact sales figures for the Rogue Sport in the US, instead grouping them together with the Rogue.

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