2021/01/27 | Test drive
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai : a perfect SUV for Saguenay
The Nissan Qashqai is a subcompact SUV that has earned its place among the best in its class thanks to its robustness, agility and attractive design. Young and dynamic in appearance, with many vibrant colours, it has what it takes to turn heads as does its new model year. The 2021 Qashqai features a number of notable improvements, including some exterior refinements, but most importantly, a completely redesigned and modernized cabin!
L'Ami Junior Nissan, from L'Ami Junior Group in Saguenay, near Jonquière and La Baie, presents you with the new SUV that is rapidly growing in popularity on the Canadian market.
A Wind of Innovations for 2021!
While some have been made to the exterior of the vehicle, it is mainly on the interior side that the Qashqai displays its astonishing new features. This is the case of the infotainment system which, following the latest trends at Nissan, is now positioned at the top of the dashboard. It is an easy-to-use 9-inch screen with all the latest updates, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The dashboard has also been redesigned. Now entirely digital, it measures 12.3 inches and notably displays a map linked to the navigation system. What's more, some versions will feature a head-up display, a 10.8-inch digital projection that includes dashboard information. Since everything is designed to make your life easier, the most useful control buttons are also easy to access, and the centre console is more ergonomic than ever.
High-quality materials are also to be expected in the new SUV, including Nappa leather covering the seats and steering wheel in more upscale versions. The vehicle's construction materials are also of better quality, offering both lighter and stronger materials for a sturdy and maneuverable vehicle.
The cabin is also more spacious in the rear, making it comfortable for adult passengers, who can easily number up to five. While the rear air conditioning vents ensure rear passengers' happiness, front passengers enjoy standard heated front seats.
In addition to the roomier interior, a larger trunk adds 50 litres to the cargo capacity of the latest model, bringing the total to nearly 700 litres. The trunk also includes dual lighting and a 12-volt outlet for connecting various appliances, making it as convenient as one could as for.
True to itself, the Japanese automaker also offers even more safety with advanced driver assistance technologies. The new generation ProPilot with Navi-Link gives the driver greater peace of mind, as the system approaches autonomous driving. By assisting the driver in acceleration, braking and steering control, the system ensures greater safety.
Various sensors interact with ProPilot, such as road sign recognition, blind spot sensors and moving object detection. The system also helps to improve lane keeping. In other words, this advanced functionality also helps you avoid the worst by preventing collisions.
On the powertrain side, the gasoline version remains the same 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine, but a light hybrid and an e-Power hybrid are already planned. These should offer more power than the gas version and therefore offer clearly advantageous options: stay tuned! Note that the Qashqai can be either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, as desired, and offers excellent fuel economy (9.2 L/100 km combined) even with gasoline.
All in all, the Nissan Qashqai is still as impressive on the road as ever, but it is now even more so for its passengers, who benefit from significant improvements. The 2021 Nissan Qashqai is a modern, environmentally friendly and a vehicle that will soon make a strong impression on our roads.
Your Next Qashqai in Saguenay!
The L'Ami Junior Nissan team is dedicated to offering you the best customer service, either at the dealership or online, where you can complete your entire purchase. Ask your dealership about the 2020 Nissan Qashqai prices or request information such as its towing capacity. Expert automotive advisers will be happy to answer all your questions accurately and guide you through the purchasing process!