Just as consumers in Australia were getting accustomed to the name Dualis, Nissan has decided to resurrect the name of the Qashqai for its 2015 model year vehicle. The compact crossover has been produced by the Japanese manufacturer since 2006 and until this current model year, as sold in Australia and Japan under the Dualis nameplate. With the revert to the original name, the option of all-wheel drive was removed due to less than stellar sales although the vehicle has achieved more than two million dollars in sales since its 2007 debut. The underpinning of the vehicle is shared with the larger Renault Family platform.
2015 Nissan Qashqai Engine
The Ti and ST trim levels of the 2015 Nissan Qashqai is said to have a 2.0 liter gas engine that is paired with a six speed manual or continuous variable transmission (CVT). The TL and TS models host the 1.6 liter turbo diesel that is from the Dualis and is mated solely with a CVT whereas the previous diesel engine was only available with a manual transmission.
2015 Nissan Qashqai Design
Standard on the Qashqai, consumers will enjoy hill start assist, LED daytime running lighting, an electric park brake, NissanConnect (with a smartphone link that is able to run integrated apps that include Google, Pandora and Facebook), and adjustable steering modes.
Despite its hard to pronounce name, the Nissan Qashqai has been a successful venture for the global automaker. The vehicle receives its primary style from European designers that are based in London and the vehicle is engineered in Spain and Great Britain (where it is additionally manufactured).
Wothin the North American Market, the Nissan Qashqai is known as the Nissan Rogue and although it appears larger, the 2015 Nissan Qashqai is still based upon its original platform, loosely.
This version is also equipped with a five inch display, 17 inch alloy wheels, leather trimmed steering wheel, a rear roof spoiler, electric park brake, a gear shifter, a spacer saver spare tire and curtain, front and side airbags.
Whereas the TS trim level add the features of: power folding mirrors, a start stop fuel saver, dual zone climate control, an upgrade to the cargo area and cloth trim as well as tinted rear windows, fog lights and rain sensing wipers.
As one of the most successful lines within its class, the 2015 Nissan Qashqai is sure to generate a great deal of revenue for the automaker as it further cements itself within a special place in the hearts of consumers.
2015 Nissan Qashqai Release Date and Price
The TS, which is the entry level manual drive version of the Nissan Qashquai is priced from $25,850 and $28,490 for the CVT option. The base price for the TS version begins within the neighborhood of $33,200. The Ti begins its pricing at a firm $32,490, with the CVT beginning at $34,990, as it features a seven inch display that includes satnav, 19 inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic sunroof, front seats that are heated and automatic LED headlights. The 2015 Nissan Qashqai went on sale in the down under country in the summer of 2014 after making its debut at the Brussels International Motor Show in January of the same year.