2017/01/27 | Test drive
Introducing the all-new 2017 Nissan Qashqai
Unveiled at the Detroit International Auto Show in early January, followed by the Montreal International Auto Show, the 2017 Nissan Qashqai is sure to be one of the most talked about and popular new models of the coming year. Expected this spring, the Qashqai is inserted between the Nissan Juke and the Nissan Rogue in the already very complete range of Nissan SUVs.
Compact dimensions, but plenty of space in the new 2017 Nissan Qashqai
The new 2017 Nissan Qashqai will compete in the quota segment of subcompact SUVs. Consumers interested in this segment want a versatile vehicle above all, but they also don't want their vehicle to be too big or too difficult to drive when in an urban setting.
In this regard, the new Qashqai displays almost perfect dimensions. Shorter than the Rogue by about 12.1 inches, the 2017 Qashqai will undoubtedly be easy to park in the city and drive in restricted environments, but in return its cargo space reaches 1,730 liters if the second bench is lowered ( 648 liters with all seats in place). In addition, the Qashqai benefits from the Divide-N-Hide storage system which adds a lot of versatility to the interior.
“From the Qashqai and the Rogue to the Murano, the Pathfinder and even full-size eight-passenger vehicles like the Armada, Nissan has the perfect SUV for any buyer,” added Bert Brooks. As we would expect from any vehicle that carries the Nissan brand, the Qashqai is second to none in its class. "
With its muscular and dynamic styling that does not lack refinement, the 2017 Nissan Qashqai is certainly very elegant. It will be offered with a choice of 10 colors and 19-inch rims will be available in the options catalog.
Inside, the 2017 Nissan Qashqai benefits from Nissan's “Gliding Wing” interior design, which creates an intimate and symmetrical space where passengers will immediately feel at home. Leather and heated seats, an electric driver's seat, a smart key with push-button start, the NissanConnect connectivity system, dual-zone air conditioning, remote start and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with control system. navigation are in the options catalog.
As standard, the Nissan Qashqai receives a reversing camera, the Bluetooth system with text message assistant, an auxiliary socket and a USB port are standard.
An economical and powerful engine under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Qashqai
The 2017 Nissan Qashqai will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission in front-wheel drive models while all all-wheel-drive versions receive a CVT continuously variable automatic transmission. The fuel economy should be very impressive if you look at Nissan's other SUVs.
To learn more about the new 2017 Nissan Qashqai, contact us today at L'Ami Junior Nissan!