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2015 - 2018 Nissan Qashqai

2015 - 2018 Nissan Qashqai
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  • Nissan Qashqai
  • Year:
    2015- 2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    113 @ 4500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    140 @ 2000
  • Displacement:
    1.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    115 mph
  • Price:
    15175
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The Nissan Qashqai was first released in 2007, and since then, it’s taken the small crossover segment by storm, with more than two million units produced. Now there’s a second generation on offer, and it sports a sharper, better-looking exterior design, increased interior space with upgraded technology, and a more efficient drivetrain range that’ll save the atmosphere and sip the dino juice. It’s an important refresh for the Japanese automaker, and it appears as though the new model keeps all the good while revitalizing the rest.

That’s important in a car that sets many standards in the ever-expanding crossover segment. In order to keep its roll going, Nissan was tasked with changing the Qashqai just enough to justify its second-gen status, but not so much as to wreck the old formula. The result should be something that keeps the same customers coming back, while at the same time drawing in new buyers.

Read on to find out how Nissan will attempt such a feat. 

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Nissan Qashqai Offers Technology And Performance Improvements

Nissan Qashqai Offers Technology And Performance Improvements

It’s a dose of futurism modeled after Nissan’s global design theme

With the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in full swing, Nissan debuted its refreshed Qashqai crossover. A more angular design on the outside is matched by an updated interior that shares Nissan’s current design theme. A slew of new tech features and safety systems joins the two-row crossover as well, making the Qashqai more competitive in the segment.

For U.S. consumers, the Qashqai is a bit foreign – at least in name. Stateside, Nissan calls it the Rogue. Both share the same basic platform, though powertrain options and other differences keep them from being twins. And for help pronouncing the name, Qashqai sounds like “cash-kai.”

Now that you can read the Qashqai name without your mind’s voice stuttering over itself, we can move to Nissan’s changes for 2018. Outside, the Qashqai features a new front fascia with a more angular design and Nissan’s latest iterations of the V-motion grille and boomerang headlights. Rectangular fog lights and heavily stylized faux air inlets comprise the lower bumper. New wheel options span the range from 17 inches to 19 inches. Nissan says the wheels have even been “aerodynamically optimized” to improve fuel efficiency. The wheels, combined with the updated sheet metal, are said to net a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.31.

Inside, the Qashqai’s basic shape hasn’t changed. A new flat-bottom steering wheel replaces the old, uninspired three-spoke steering wheel. New Nappa leather with 3D quilting can be optioned in higher trims. The NissanConnect infotainment system enjoys a new interface and an optional Bose seven-speaker sound system. Engineers also increased the thickness of the rear glass for a quieter cabin.

A slew of active safety systems come with the 2018 Qashqai, including a revised Intelligent Emergency Braking system, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Attention Alert, Intelligent Park Assist, Intelligent Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Warring, and Lane Departure Warning.

Slight changes to the Qashqai’s greasy bits are present, too. Nissan says it reworked the suspension, damping, and steering systems for a more refined drive. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel continues unchanged.

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Nissan Built Worlds Largest 3D Pen Sculpture in the Form of a Full-Sized Qashqai

Nissan Built Worlds Largest 3D Pen Sculpture in the Form of a Full-Sized Qashqai

It doesn’t actually drive, but it’s still pretty cool!

While it’s not available here in the U.S. for some stupid reason, the Nissan Qashqai is a big deal for Nissan over in Europe. It’s sold in Japan and Australia as the Nissan Dualis, but in Europe, the Qashqai name represents Europe’s most popular crossover. It’s so popular, in fact, that when the 500,000th model rolled off the line back in July of 2015, it broke a record for the fastest time a U.K.-built vehicle hit the half-million mark. As such, Nissan decided to up the ante a bit and create a “flagship” model in the form of a limited-production Black Edition model. Based on the Tekna trim level, it represents a $1,200 savings compared to equipping a standard Tekna in the same way. And now, to celebrate the car’s launch, Nissan has commissioned a team of artists to create a life-sized 3D drawing of the Qashqai Black Edition.

Nissan produces 58 examples of the Qashqai per hour at its Sunderland plant in the U.K., but creating the sculpture was no easy task, taking a team of 3D artists a total of 800 man-hours to complete. As the largest 3D sculpture created to date, it measures 14.44 feet long and 5.25 feet high – the exact measurements of the real Qashqai. It took three weeks and an astonishing 8.57 miles of plastic strands to complete, all of which was completed using 3Doodler branded 3D pens.

Grace Du Prez, the lead artist on this project, said, “I’ve been drawing with 3Doodler’s pens for a few years now, but this is by far and away my most ambitious commission to date. It demonstrates how far 3D printing technology has come and how it can be used by anyone.” While the Koji Nagano, the Vice president of Nissan Design Europe, said, “At Nissan we always encourage initiatives where design can be expressed through new and innovative technologies. This artistic team has certainly pushed the boundaries of 3D pen technology in creating an impressive sculpture of our premium Qashqai Black Edition.”

So, now the Nissan Qashqai will officially be produced in 3,361 units, one of which is a plastic 3D sculpture that took a lot of teamwork and time to complete.

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The Japanese Join in on the Fully Autonomous Car Craze

The Japanese Join in on the Fully Autonomous Car Craze

Nissan debuts a new autonomous system for Japan with plans to bring it to the U.S. in the future

Japan-based manufacturer Nissan has announced that its newest minivan, the Serena, will be the first vehicle in its stable to feature an autonomous drive system known as ProPILOT. The system is designed to be used in single-lane traffic at first, with automatic lane changing being a feature that will come in the near future. The system is said to use “advanced image-processing technology” and is supposed to be extremely user-friendly.

The system will control acceleration, braking, and steering when engaged, all based on information taken in through the car’s mono camera. Apparently, the system can recognize objects and lane markers in three-dimensional depth. According to Nissan’s press release, the system will keep a specific distance away from any vehicle in front of it, while keeping a consistent speed that can be set anywhere between 18 mph and about 62 mph. As you can see, the system is more suited for congested roadways and slower moving traffic, but according to Nissan, there will be additional functionality added to the system at a later time.

For those concerned with the safety of the system – especially with the number of Tesla vehicles smashing themselves lately – the ProPILOT system is designed to make sure the driver keeps his hands on the wheel. A report from Automotive News indicates there is a torque sensor built into the steering system that detects whether or not the driver’s hands are on the wheel. Should the driver try to nod off or focus his attention elsewhere, a warning light will illuminate followed by an annoying chime. If that doesn’t get the driver’s attention, the system will automatically shut down.

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2016 Nissan Qashqai Black Edition SV

2016 Nissan Qashqai Black Edition SV

Nissan adds a new flagship special edition to the Qashqai lineup

The Nissan Qashqai – also known as the Nissan Dualis in Japan and Australia – has been in continuous production since its introduction back in 2006. The second generation of the vehicle was introduced in 2013 with a new, sleeker look, redesigned interior and a range of gasoline and diesel engines that range in output from 108 horsepower up to about 161 horsepower, depending on market and model. By July of 2015, the 500,000th Qashqai rolled off the production line in the U.K. which, according to Nissan, broke the record for the fastest time a U.K.-built vehicle has hit the half-million mark.

The Qashqai is available in a number of trim levels, but the second-gen model has never had a special edition – at least not until now, that is. Dubbed the Black Edition, the special-edition model is being called a new flagship by Nissan, despite the fact that it will be a limited production model. It is based on the current range-topping Tekna trim level with a number of extra enhancements that represents a $1,200 savings, according to Nissan.

With that said, let’s take a look at this new special edition model and see what all the hype is about.

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2016 Nissan Qashqai Premium Concept

2016 Nissan Qashqai Premium Concept

The Nissan Qashqai goes premium and adopts a Nismo-inspired face

Introduced in 2007 on the same platform as the Nissan X-Trail and Renault Kadjar, the Nissan Qashqai has taken the mini SUV segment by storm with more than two million units sold as of 2016. A second generation arrived in 2013 with a better-looking exterior design, increased interior space, and upgraded engines, strengthening the Qashqai as a dominant force on the compact crossover market. With a significant update planned to arrive in 2017, Nissan has unveiled a Qashqai-based concept that previews the upcoming production model at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Showcased alongside the X-Trail Premium, an SUV built for the "premium adventurist thinking of mountain adventures in the Alps or the Pyrenees," the Qashqai Premium concept has been designed for the "premium urbanite." The crossover is aimed at drivers who dream of a weekend "absorbing the cultural highlights of a European destination city such as Geneva, Paris or Rome" and stands out by means of a premium appointed interior and a front fascia that’s significantly more aggressive than the standard model.

The Qashqai Premium concept was created by Nissan Design Europe (NDE) in London, and Nissan claims it has allowed the creativity of its design team to shine through this project. The brand didn’t say whether the Qashqai Premium will become a range-topping trim in the future, but the concept is equipped with the Piloted Drive 1.0 autonomous technology that will be introduced on production models starting 2017.

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2016 Nissan Qashqai

2016 Nissan Qashqai

Well that sure was fast. Less than a week after reports surfaced indicating that Nissan was looking to bring the compact Qashqai to the U.S., a mysterious version of the crossover has been spotted testing in Spain with minimal camouflage. Seeing as how the 2015 Nissan Qashqai was just introduced last year and these changes appear to be minor, the best guess for what this prototype could be is a U.S.-bound version of the small CUV.

Nissan has not even confirmed the existence of a smaller Rogue variant, and it isn’t clear if this model will come before or after the impending Rogue Hybrid. When it does arrive, though, chances are pretty good that Nissan won’t bring the Qashqai name along, instead opting for a Rogue-based name similar to the Rogue Select (a carryover version of the first-gen Rogue). Since it’s impossible to know what Nissan plans to call this new crossover, I’m just going to refer to it as the Qashqai for the sake of clarity and continuity.

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2015 - 2018 Nissan Qashqai

2015 - 2018 Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai was first released in 2007, and since then, it’s taken the small crossover segment by storm, with more than two million units produced. Now there’s a second generation on offer, and it sports a sharper, better-looking exterior design, increased interior space with upgraded technology, and a more efficient drivetrain range that’ll save the atmosphere and sip the dino juice. It’s an important refresh for the Japanese automaker, and it appears as though the new model keeps all the good while revitalizing the rest.

That’s important in a car that sets many standards in the ever-expanding crossover segment. In order to keep its roll going, Nissan was tasked with changing the Qashqai just enough to justify its second-gen status, but not so much as to wreck the old formula. The result should be something that keeps the same customers coming back, while at the same time drawing in new buyers.

Read on to find out how Nissan will attempt such a feat. 

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Nissan Qashqai.

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EuroNCAP Announces Best In Class Cars Of 2014

EuroNCAP Announces Best In Class Cars Of 2014

Dozens of new cars get tested each year by the main European crash testing organization, EuroNCAP, but only a small percentage of those vehicles achieve truly high scores. This happens in part because EuroNCAP has kept improving its testing procedures almost on a yearly basis, with the newest requirements in 2014 involving autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems and other technologies part of the "Safety Assist" criteria, which is a branch of active safety.

A couple of novelties happened during the crash tests that took place in 2014, with EuroNCAP testing no less than five models available with either full-electric or hybrid propulsion. The second premiere was probably the fact that all the so-called Large Family cars tested in 2014 achieved the top five star rating, with the only difference between them being the overall score. With that being said, EuroNCAP has just released a list of the five highest performing cars in terms of overall score, spread around five different model categories: Supermini, Small Off-Road 4x4, Small MPV, Small Family Car and Large Family Car.

As it happens, only one Supermini achieved a five-star rating, and therefore the highest overall score in its category, despite no less than 14 cars in its segment having been crash tested during 2014. Pretty much the same situation happened in the Small MPV category, where only one car received the highest rating — over half of the vehicles tested scoring a rather shameful three stars. Interestingly enough, the Tesla Model S was surpassed by the Lexus NX hybrid as far as the best-scoring alternatively fueled vehicles go, albeit by only a small margin. The five best scoring cars of 2014 at EuroNCAP are the Skoda Fabia, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan, Nissan Qashqai and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

More details after the jump.

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2013 Nissan Qashqai 360 Edition

2013 Nissan Qashqai 360 Edition

Nissan UK has just added a new special edition to its Qashqai lineup in the form of the new 360, which replaces the n-tec+ and adds additional equipment for the same £19,945 (about $32,000 at the current exchange rates).

The new Qashqai 360 will be distinguished by a set of additional features like gloss-black roof rails, door mirrors and "360" badges. For the interior, the model will add part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss-black gearlever surround, gloss-black door handles and a leather armrest. The model can be ordered in a new Storm White exterior paint priced at £500 ($804) and will be offered with an exclusive set of 18-inch "Onyx" alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.

The list of standard equipment will include Nissan’s Connect with 360-degree Around View Monitor system with integrated satnav, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity.

Under the hood, customers can choose between all the engines and transmissions offered for the current Qashqai lineup, but Nissan believes the 1.6 dCi diesel with stop/start technology will be the most popular variant

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2011 Nissan Qashqai Facelift

2011 Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Nissan unveiled the Qashqai crossover back in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show and a little later on showed up performing a few stunts. It turned out to be the best move the Japanese automaker made in 2007 selling the very successful small SUV like hot cakes everywhere outside of the U.S. market. So in an attempt to keep things fresh, Nissan’s design team put pen to paper and redesigned the Qashqai’s front end for a fun and attractive resyling.

The Qashqai will receive its first facelift next spring right in time for the 2010 model year and Nissan has just released the first images of the Qashqai after getting off the operating table earlier today. As you can see from the images, the 2011 Qashqai facelift will feature a whole new front fascia consisting of a new bonnet, new front bumper and new lighting. While the tail of the vehicle remains basically unchanged. Aside from the exterior changes, the new Qashqai will also get two new exterior colors added to its pallet, including Red Magnetic and Titanium Gray, but the big news is the all new pearl gray interior.

Press release after the jump.

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Nissan Qashqai stunt compilation

The Spannerleague has been showing us some fun competition with the Nissan Qashqai like the Polish team and Matonge team stunts. Is it a real league? Well no. But neither is the WWE, and this is a lot more entertaining.

Here’s a preview of the full season’s breakdown. The full recap can be found here in its full ‘Crash! Bang! Wallop! What A Video!’ form.

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Qashqai Matonge Team Stunt

Here is the next stunning viral from Qashqai. Matonge team has done a bit of home work and prepared to beat the Polish team and the Thai team with their ridiculously stupid stunt. This time, 4 guys pack themselves into the trunk of Qashqai while the car jumps off the cliff.

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Polish Stunt: Quashqai promotional video



Check out Nissan Qashqai promotional video. Almost as crazy funny as the BMW viral production made for the 1 series. (safe for work).


If you enjoyed this one, check out more Qashqai stunts here and watch out for the updates on the

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2009 Nissan QASHQAI+2

2009 Nissan QASHQAI+2

Nissan today launched the QASHQAI+2, the seven-seats version of the successful Qashqai crossover. The new version is a model is the first Crossover for busy, active families and with the imminent arrival of the second generation Murano, helps to extend Nissan’s Crossover offering to three distinctive models. Sales in Europe will begin in October.

With a wheelbase extended by 135 mm - taking it to 2,765 mm - the overall length of QASHQAI+2 has risen to 4,526 mm, an increase of 211 mm over the five-seat version.

To ensure there’s ample headroom in the third set of seats, the roofline has been lengthened and reprofiled at the rear of the vehicle, adding 38 mm to the overall height and taking it to 1,643 mm. Headroom in the front and middle row of seats has increased by 16 mm and 10 mm respectively, while knee room in the middle row has improved by 23 mm.

The Qashqai+2 will be offered in two versions of the chassis: front-wheel drive or sophisticated ALL-MODE four-wheel drive.

QASHQAI+2 offers a choice of two petrol and two diesel versions. The entry-level petrol is a lightweight all-aluminium unit displacing 1598cc, developing 115 hp and 160 Nm of torque. Top of the petrol range is another all-aluminium 16-valve design, this one displacing 1997cc and developing 140 hp and 200 Nm of torque.

The entry-level diesel uses the most powerful version of Alliance partner Renault’s acclaimed 1.5 dCi (K9K) engine developing 106 hp and 240Nm of torque. The 2.0 dCi is equipped with a Bosch piezoelectric-controlled injection system to develop 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque.

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Nissan Qasqhai+2 to debut next week

Nissan Qasqhai+2 to debut next week

Nissan will unveil a new version of it Qasqhai crossover on Monday. Named "Qasqhai+2", the new crossover will feature an additional third row of seats that are designed for children or small adults up to about 1.6m or 5.2 ft tall.

Compared to the standard Qashqai, the new version will feature a wheelbase extended by 135 mm or 5.3 in. taking it to 2,765 mm or 108.9 in. Overall, the Qashqai+2’s length has risen to 4,526 mm or 178.2 in., an increase of 211 mm or 8.3 in. over the five-seat version. Subsequently, the Qashqai+2 will also offer more luggage space compared to its 5-seater sibling, and in particular, almost 500 litres - an increase of 90 litres over the Qashqai.

Stay tuned! More details on Monday!

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Top Gear voted Nissan Qashqai best SUV

Top Gear voted Nissan Qashqai best SUV

Nissan’s QASHQAI has picked up another gong, rounding off a great debut year for the compact crossover whose all round qualities have captured customers’ imaginations. The BBC Top Gear magazine team have named it best SUV in their 2007 Awards issue, on sale now.

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Nissan Qashqai - best ever adult occupant score

Nissan Qashqai - best ever adult occupant score

Today, Euro NCAP is delighted to release the results for its highest scoring car in adult occupant protection since Euro NCAP was established over 10 years ago. The Nissan Qashqai, a small family car, received almost maximum points in Euro NCAP’s strict front, side impact and pole crash tests as well as a high performance score in the child occupant protection rating.
Euro NCAP’s small family car class has seen colourful results over the last year or so ranging from a two star strikethrough (...)

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Nissan Qashqai - a strong start

Nissan Qashqai - a strong start

The QASHQAI, Nissan Motor’s new compact crossover which went on sale in March, is off to a strong start. As of today, total orders for the vehicle are approaching 50,000 units. As of the end of April, sales totaled 23,551 units.
Nissan originally announced plans to produce 130,000 units at its Sunderland plant in UK but due to the very encouraging high demand Nissan is studying ways to increase volume at the plant. Not only is this launch off to a promising start in terms of sales but (...)

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Qashqai as a skateboard

Qashqai as a skateboard

A passenger car with SUV attributes, QASHQAI really does bring unique qualities to one of the most conservative sectors of the new car market.Its distinctive styling is a marriage of the sleek shape of a passenger car with the strength of a 4x4 to create something fresh and different in the new car market.The advert that promotes the model couldn’t be less original.

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Nissan prepares to kick off

Nissan prepares to kick off

Nissan has announced the locations for each city of the QASHQAI Urban Challenge which commences in the UK on May 4 and culminates in France on June 23. So with less than two weeks to go, full preparations are underway and the riders are in training for a tour that will see the limits pushed for mountain bike free-riding. The QASHQAI Urban Challenge is part of Nissan Europe’s commitment to adventure sports using an integrated communications platform. With the Nissan Sports Adventure, Nissan (...)

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Nissan Qashqai into production

Nissan Qashqai into production

Production of the new QASHQAI equipped with the state-of-the-art 2.0-litre dCi engine starts this week at Nissan’s Sunderland factory. The 2.0-litre dCi engine – engine code M1D – produces 110kW (150hp) at 4000rpm and 320Nm of torque at 2000rpm, while returning a frugal fuel economy figure of 42.8 mpg and CO2 emissions of 174g/km when fitted with manual transmission and in 2WD configuration. Furthermore, unusual in this category of the market, a 6-speed automatic transmission is also (...)

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Nissan Qashqai Urban Challenge

Nissan Qashqai Urban Challenge

As part of its European launch of the new ‘urbanproof’ crossover QASHQAI, Nissan announces the QASHQAI Urban Challenge - the first ever pan-European free-riding competition of its kind. QASHQAI Urban Challenge is an urban free-riding competition where the world’s best mountain bikers will compete in an urban environment to win 200,000 euros - the largest prize fund in this sport to date. Throughout May and June, five European cities will host each leg of the first series bringing together the (...)

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2007 Nissan Qashqai

2007 Nissan Qashqai

Nissan today (6th September) presented for the first time its new Compact Crossover for Europe, the Qashqai, at an event hosted in Paris by Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s President and CEO. Inspired by the concept car of the same name that was presented at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show, the Qashqai is a new vehicle for Nissan in Europe, with sales starting in February 2007.

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Cobra's accessories for the new Nissan Qashqai

Cobra’s accessories for the new Nissan Qashqai

Exclusive accessories for the new Nissan Qashqai: The COBRA N+ accessories concept from Cobra Technology & Lifestyle makes the Japanese Crossover even more attractive and individualized.
COBRA N+ offers attractive high-gloss stainless-steel body components for the Nissan. The bumper chrome styling with two 15 millimeter strong apron tubes give the look of the standard front bumper an exclusive touch. In addition the standard grid on the front bumper gets replaced by a chromed COBRA N+ (...)

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Nissan Qashqai design story

Nissan Qashqai design story

When a car company thinks lean, it’s usually about manufacturing – how to make more for less. But when car designers think lean, they’re thinking of something entirely different – a muscled surface, an athletic form, some tensioned panelwork. Which is how Nissan Design Europe’s Design Director Stephane Schwarz happened on a striking sculptural flourish for the company’s new QASHQAI crossover.
He was at home in his London flat, musing over the meaning of ‘lean’, prompting thoughts of the (...)

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Qashqai - extreme testing

Qashqai - extreme testing

After watching this video I kept asking myself: is this for real? And who is that guy? And I found out he is one of the drivers from Qashqai Car Games and that he was, well lets say like this: extreme testing the new Nissan Qashqai.
And now a question for you: are you a good driver? And if you think you are will you ever have the guts to do this "at home"? Well, better not!

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