2016 Nissan Qashqai

As one of the leaders in car industry, Nissan offers vehicles of almost every kind. One of the most-popular and definitely one of the most-important models for the company is Qashqai. It is a compact crossover, which is offered worldwide and sold in over 2 million units. This model originally came in late 2006, as 2007 year model. So far, there are two generations of it. Current model came in 2013 and we didn’t see some bigger modifications so far. It is expected that the 2016 Nissan Qashqai will keep in the same way. Bigger modifications will come probably in a year or two.

2016 Nissan Qashqai specs

2016 Nissan Qashqai front view

The 2016 Nissan Qashqai is expected to come without bigger changes compared to model that came two years ago. It is a compact crossover, with capacity for five passengers, which features extremely attractive look. Compared to original model, its appearance is much sharper and muscular, while details are on the higher aesthetic level. It comes adapted to the company’s new design language and it features new front fascia, which includes more angular headlights, new grille etc. The 2016 Nissan Qashqai also comes with new, sportier bumper, with bigger air intakes, for a more attractive appearance. Inside the cabin, you will find an excellent styling, with very elegant look and hi-quality materials, which give that premium feel. Besides excellent styling, one of the main characteristics of the 2016 Qashqai will be a plenty of advanced technologies, especially in terms of safety and drive assist systems. The is a package called Nissan’s Safety Shield, which includes systems like Forward Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Park Assist etc.

2016 Nissan Qashqai rear view

2016 Nissan Qashqai engine

The 2016 Nissan Qashqai will come without changes when it is about engines. There will be two petrol and two diesel units in offer. Base model comes with 1.2 liter turbo inline-four petrol engine, which is good enough for 113 horsepower. The other petrol unit is a 1.6 liter inline-four, which has maximum output of 160 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of max torque. When it is about diesels, there is a 1.5 liter dCi with 108 and 1.6 dCi engine, which outputs 128 horsepower. All engines are available with 6-speed manual or CVT.

2016 Nissan Qashqai side view

2016 Nissan Qashqai price and competition

Base 2016 Nissan Qashqai will go around 23.000 dollars, while top variants could easily go over 40.000 dollars. When it is about competition, main rivals are models like Mazda CX-5 or Kia Sportage.

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