Nissan Qashqai is a crossover Sports Utility Vehicle, also known as the Nissan Dualis in Australia and Japan. The Qashqai wass been produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan in 2007. The car is currently being manufactured at Dyushu factory in Japan, Huadu plant in China and Sunderland factory in UK. It was first showcased in the Paris Motor Show of 2006.
Nissan Qashqai is now available in diesel and two petrol engine options with all wheel as well as front wheel drive capabilities. The 1.5L dCi, in-line 4 cylinder diesel engine can produce a max power of 106 bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 2000 rpm while the higher cubic 2.0L 1994cc, in-line 4-cylinder diesel engine churns out peak power of 110 hp at 4000 rpm and top torque of 320 Nm at 2000 rpm. Both engines are mated with six speed manual gearbox.
The 1.6L petrol engine of Nissan Qashqai can produce 115 hp of power at 6000 rpm and 156 nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm whereas the 2.0 litre petrol engine belts out max power of 140 hp at 6000 rpm and a top torque of 196 Nm at 4800 rpm. Both engines come incorporated with five speed manual gearbox and six speed manual CVT transmission respectively.
The expected price of Nissan Qashqai is apprx. 21 lakh.