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2013-11-11 07:03

NEW ERA: Nissan has unveiled its second-generation Qashqai. The crossover SUV will arrive in SA in June 2014. Image: Quickpic


We have more spy shots of the upcoming 2013 Nissan Qashqai model.

LONDON, England - Nissan has been counting down the days to its world launch of the latest Nissan Qashqai. It’s finally in production and is heading for South Africa.

The new model, which will go on sale in the UK in January 2014, claims CO2 emissions from only 99g/km and it's due in SA in June 2014.

In 2007, Nissan launched the original Qashqai which became the crossover SUV pioneer with more than two-million customers.


The new model was unveiled during a 3D social media digital mapping show in London, marking the beginning of the second generation of crossovers.

The latest Qashqai is 49mm longer than the current model and slightly lower and wider. Nissan said: “Nissan Safety Shield is a collection of features designed to enhance the safety of occupants in line with our ongoing vision towards zero collisions, a sentiment underlined by the our commitment to produce commercially viable autonomous vehicles by 2020.”

The tech includes front collision avoidance, driver attention support, traffic-sign recognition and parking assistance. 


The range of four new engines is more comprehensive and more efficient with every unit turbochargerd to reduce cubic capacity, emissions and fuel consumption with class-leading CO2 emissions - from only 99g/km. The car is also 40kg lighter. There will be two two petrol and two diesel units with the choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive (All-Mode 4x4-i) mated to a choice of six-speed manual or new Xtronic transmissions.

Nissan SA says more details on the derivatives, specifications and prices will only be available in early 2014, with a lot riding on the currency exchange rate.

Read our story about the spectacular Qashqai reveal soon!

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