Nissan SA introduces a limited-edition version of its Qashqai crossover MPV, but if you like what you see, you'd better hurry - only 200 n-tec models are being made available.
Nissan adds bling to Qashqai
Changes are entirely cosmetic, though. Using the petrol-powered Acenta as its base, Qashqai n-tec gains signature new diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome finishes for the roof rails, door handles and grille inserts and blacked-out privacy windows for the rear doors.
Inside the cabin, aluminium-look pedals are standard while an n-tec accessories package, adding leather upholstery and an infotainment system with GPS, Bluetooth function and an auxiliary jack for your iPod or MP3 player, is available through Nissan dealers.
Furthermore, Qashqai comes with a full complement of airbags, Isofix child seat mountings and active safety systems that contribute to its five-star Euro NCAP score. Active safety aids include ABS, EBD, brake assist and the full VDC stability control system seen on the 2.0-litre petrol and turbodiesel Qashqai models.
N-tec is sold with a three-year/90 000 km service plan, three-year/100 000 km warranty and roadside assistance.
1.6l Visia - R225 000
1.6l Acenta - R245 500
2.0l Acenta - R278 500
2.0l n-tec - R289 500
2.0l dCi Acenta 4X2 - R301 000
2.0l dCi Tekna 4X4 - R326 000
The n-tec accessories pack costs an additional R17 500.