Minor tweaks for Qashqai and Qashqai +2; prices rise
4 December 2009

These are the first pictures of the facelifted Nissan Qashqai and Qashqai+2, which will go on sale next March.

The revised car features some additional kit, and buyers will have to pay an additional 2.5 per cent VAT; as a result, the starting price of the base model will rise by £900, and prices will go up across the range.

See the facelifted Nissan Qashqai pictures

Nissan says the ride of the revised Qashqai has been tweaked towards comfort and responsiveness. It also says it has added more insulation material to protect agaistt noise and vibration, as well as changing the front window seal to reduce noise.

Exterior changes include a restyled front end, including new bonnet, front bumper, wings, grille and headlamps. The rear is largely unchanged, save for an aerodynamic tweak to reduce drag and revised light lenses.

Inside, the dials have been changed so that they are easier to read and footwell lights have been added. There are also additional storage areas.

Two new red and grey colour variants will be added to the range, too, while buyers can opt for new alloy designs.

A new eco version of the car has also been added to the range, called Pure Drive. Powered by the 1.5-litre diesel engine used elsewhere in the Qashqai range, the Pure Drive is lighter and more aerodynamic, reducing CO2 emissions from 137g/km to 129g/km. It costs £16,795 - £100 less than the equivalent engined and trimmed standard car.

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4 December 2009

Can't decide whether I like it or not. Fan of the current QASHQAI, this somehow looks a bit less friendly, but modern and chunky. Maybe it'll be a grower...

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

4 December 2009

I've never been a huge fan of the Qashqai, a bit dull looking but this is a huge improvement. A bit more aggressive and less mumsy.

This could now make a decent alternative to that MPV I've always promised never to buy myself.

4 December 2009

Thank God they abstained from making it a full-bore, apalling "singleframe" front end like what Mitsubishi has just done with Outlander...

4 December 2009

that looks much better! How it should have looked from launch

4 December 2009

One of those facelifts that actually looks better than the original!

4 December 2009

[quote Lee23404]This could now make a decent alternative to that MPV I've always promised never to buy myself.[/quote]

You said on the Altea thread that road noise is an issue for you, well, try one of these. The one I tried (a 1.5dci) was incredibly well insulated against noise. Dynamics aren't quite as good as the Altea but they're not far off.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

5 December 2009

[quote Autocar]The revised car features some additional kit, and buyers will have to pay an additional 2.5 per cent VAT - as a result the starting price of the base model will rise by £900, and prices will go up across the range.

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er, again, in English.

is Nissan saying the 2.5% rise in VAT back to 17.5% on Jan 1 2010 explains the £900 rise in the price of the base model Qashqai? or, are they trying to sneek a major price rise under the cover of the VAT change? have you Autocar abetted Nissan UK in this subterfuge, albeit unwittingly?

the current(VAT @15%) retail price of the base model Qashqai is £14,500, which means that VAT going back to 17.5% will rise the price by £300 to £14,800. that means that the remaining £600 of the announced £900 price rise is pure Nissan price increase, not the fault of HM Customs & Excise.

this means that Nissan have risen prices of the facelifted Qashqai by £500 for the base model before VAT, which implies a 4% retail price rise(before VAT) across the board.

5 December 2009

Did you actually read all of what the said in the part you quoted? It clearly says that it will recieve more standard kit. Which will be where the balance of the increase comes from

5 December 2009

[quote superstevie]It clearly says that it will recieve more standard kit. Which will be where the balance of the increase comes from[/quote]

fella, if you really think a £600 price rise on the base model of a mass-produced, compact-sized car is explained by 'more standard kit' and not a general jacking up of prices, off the back of a very mild facelift, then I've got a superb set of floor mats at a special price just for you of £999.99(exc.VAT), but only while stocks last.

Nissan's press release:

Interior Changes
Inside, the Qashqai features a new design to the main dials which give added clarity and legibility. A redesigned drive computer is positioned between the two dials. Its white LCD screen shows instantaneous and average fuel consumption, mileage, time, cruise control and speed limiter settings among others, providing the driver with an easy to understand interface.

Further improvements to the interior come in the shape of low-level lighting around the front footwells, giving a warmer ambience inside.

Additional oddment storage has been created for added convenience, with a new cubby at the base of the central cluster which is ideal for a mobile phone or portable audio player. Additionally on the two-wheel drive versions (where the ALL MODE selector isn't fitted), there is a new space for parking tickets, keys and swipe cards conveniently located between the seats just behind the gear selector.

- you're right mate, on second thoughts 'Additional oddment storage' and 'a new space for parking tickets' is worth £600 of anyone's money!

5 December 2009

ESP is now standard on all models.used to be £360 and not dicountable. so price rise of £240

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