Nissan UK has unveiled the new facelift Qashqai for spring 2010. A number of changes were made to the exterior, interior and suspension.
The UK is to receive a facelifted Nissan Qashqai in spring 2010. Changes have been effected not just outside and inside, but also beneath the skin. Minimum prices will be £15,395 for the 1.6-litre Visia 2WD manual going all the way up to £25,745 for the Tekna 2.0 dCi AWD automatic and £26,845 for the Qashqai+2 Tekna 2.0 dCi AWD auto.
Alterations made to the exterior include a new front bumper, a revised front grille, an all-new bonnet, and upgraded headlights. The front end shares its design elements with the Qashqai+2. Two new colours have been added; Magnetic Red and Mineral Grey. The rear lights are largely the same but now feature a more transparent lens look. Brake and taillights use LED technology. An additional two alloy wheel styles measuring 16-inch and 17-inch were added. The suspension has been further tuned for better ride quality and handling.
Nissan redesigned the main interior dials by giving them added clarity. The white LCD screen is geared to show lots of information such as time, cruise control, average fuel consumption and the speed limiter. Storage spaces were increased to include a new cubby hole at the base of the central cluster. Two-wheel drive models even have space for plastic cards where AWD models would have the ALL MODE selector.
Some unspecified weight reductions were implemented as well as aerodynamic improvements that help the 1.5 dCi model drive down its C02 emissions from 137 to 129g/km.