Not sure why Nissan selected the name Quashqai for its popular compact cross SUV. The Quashqai is a semi-nomadic tribe in southern Iran, famous for their carpets and weaving. Anyway, the name has had no negative impact on sales selling over 500 000 units between launch in 2007 and 2010.
Hailed as one of the pioneers of the crossover segment the Quashqai has always been a popular choice since introduction to the South Africa market. After two generations of the Quashqai its now time to reveal the third generation signaling a positive fresh sporty modern design for the loyal Nissan buyers. The all-new SUV boasts class leading features including the award winning Autonomous Driving Level 1, i.e., Predictive Front Collision Warning and Lane Keep Assist.
Launched in three grades the, 1.3T Visia M1, the 1.3T Acenta Xtronic and the 1.3T Acenta Plus Xtronic. More muscular and sharper in exterior design featuring a bigger V-Motion front grille and slim LED matrix headlamps with new boomerang daylight running lights. Two tone exterior metallic paint that showcases the crisp line profiles of the vehicle.
Safety has been given top priority with the inclusion of Predictive Front Collision Warning a system which keeps an eye up to two vehicles ahead and when the system detects a sudden deceleration ahead it gives an audible warning for the driver to slow down. Lane Departure Warning is also included keeping the driver centered in the lane using either a steering wheel action or breaking in an emergency.
Launch time in South Africa is still to be announced.