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2017 Nissan Qashqai 7 Things You Should Know

By WhichCar Staff, 29 Mar 2017 Car Reviews

Nissan’s popular city SUV is a solid performer for urban-dwelling families, but do you know all there is to know about the uniquely named Qashqai?

2017 Nissan Qashqai 7 Things You Should Know

The Nissan Qashqai is an accomplished upper-small SUV that comes in petrol and diesel varieties priced across a wide spread from $25,990 to $39,990. It’s a popular choice for Aussies, but here are seven things you may not have heard about it before.

  1. Qashqai’s quirky name comes from a nomadic tribe found in far flung Iranian provinces, and as you can hear is pronounced ‘kash-kye’
  2. The Qashqai’s 430-litre boot is bigger than that of the Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester. It also has divided storage under its floor, which is good for security and for stopping small items moving around too much
  3. The Qashqai’s boot lid now opens 230mm higher than in previous models, making it easier to access the cargo area and to load large items.
  4. All Qashqai models are front-wheel drive only. This is a small SUV best suited to urban environments. Its small turning circle is great for tight manoeuvres
  5. Every Qashqai has a five star safety rating, and includes six airbags and a reversing camera
  6. A parking assistance feature in higher spec TI and TL models can automatically steer the Qashqai into a parking space for you
  7. Though Nissan is a brand with proud Japanese heritage, the Qashqai is actually made in the United Kingdom

The high-riding Nissan Qashqai is good to drive and comfortable, making it a great city runabout for families.