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2012 Nissan Qashqai Review
Nissan Qashqai gets the power of an all new engine–1.6 DCi PureDrive–in its 2012 version and redefines its crossover segment with better fuel economy and of course a power-packed performance.
Since the field of family crossovers is already clogged, the exclusivity of 2012 Nissan Qashqai is dubious. But 2012 Nissan Qashqai has all the qualities necessary to give tough competition to its rivals.
2012 Nissan Qashqai Features
However familiar it may look there is some freshness in the 2012 Nissan Qashqai. At least it does not confirm to the clichéd look of its rival family hatchbacks.
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Large alloy wheels, panoramic roof, privacy glass fitted rear windows and silver roof rails render a distinguished look to 2012 Nissan Qashqai.
The interior of 2012 Nissan Qashqai does not speak a different story either. Everything looks familiar. So, to some the interior of 2012 Nissan Qashqai might sound boring and monotonous but to most it is the convenience of having to do the same things that would matter more.
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Plastic components do look unnecessarily shiny and scratchy. 2012 Nissan Qashqai offers 410L of boot capacity. Also, the headroom could be a matter of concern for tall passengers.
2012 Nissan Qashqai is powered by 1.6L dCi turbodiesel engine with PureDrive technology. Bearing the PureDrive tag, the 2012 Nissan Qashqai emits below 130g per km (roughly 119g per km).
Stop/start system and energy recuperation are the reason behind the unmatched fuel economy of 2012 Nissan Qashqai. This hatchback registers an EPA estimate of 62.8mpg combined in terms of fuel economy.
Besides the powerful engine and great fuel economy, 2012 Nissan Qashqai offers a great ride. Often turbodiesel engines are paralyzed by meager power input but 2012 Nissan Qashqai is a surprise. It is smooth like none of its rivals is and offers linear drag of power.
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Six-speed manual transmission is completely in tandem with the power output. However, positive shift action would have been welcome. Suspension ensures great comfort except on occasions when the road has large bumps. It also offers controlled steering.
2012 Nissan Qashqai offers a good number of features and utilities even on the entry level Visia. These features include Bluetooth, air conditioning, alloy wheels, 6 airbags and ESP. Pay a few more bucks for the Acenta grade and avail the benefits of parking sensors, USB audio input, body-colored door handles and mirrors and cruise control.
In the N-tec+ model, one gets the benefit of Around View Monitor that offers 360-degree vision for hassle-free parking. In addition, N-tec+ model offer 18-inch wheels, privacy glass, panoramic glass roof and roof tails. The top-notch Tekna model offers xenon headlamps, premium audio and is clad in premium leather.
2012 Nissan Qashqai offers optional Satnav. The only complaint could be regarding the central air vents that should have offered clearer reading as well as an easy interface.
2012 Nissan Qashqai is definitely not the first and the last choice people have when they are out to buy a family crossover. But what sets 2012 Nissan Qashqai apart in this segment is its 1.6L dCi engine, lower emissions and great fuel economy.