The new Nissan Qashqai 360 will enter the market at the same price as the outgoing n-tec+ at £19,945, the new version comes with the firm's Connect package with 360-degree monitor system, satellite-navigation, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity.
All engines and transmission options are to be made available in the 360, both in the Qashqai and the seven-seat ‘+2’ variant. Petrol choices consist of 1.6- and 2.0-litre units with manual and continually variable transmissions, while there are 1.5-, 1.6- and 2.0-litre litre diesels on hand.
The Qashqai 360 boosts styling adding part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss black gearlever surround, gloss black door handles and a leather armrest. In the standard equipment are also included 18-inch ‘Onyx’ alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.
- New 360 edition joins the Qashqai range, replacing n-tec+
- Set to be best-seller in the line-up
- Features 360° Around View Monitor and part-leather seats among other items
- Priced the same as outgoing n-tec+ but with more equipment
- Available in five-seater Qashqai and seven-seater Qashqai+2
And the Qashqai 360 is expected to be even more popular than the hugely successful n-tec+. The latter accounted for around 60 per cent of Qashqai sales in the UK in 2012, meaning that just this one trim level outsold the entire Ford Mondeo range. The Qashqai n-tec+ also outsold the Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 combined too.
With its enhanced specification, the new Qashqai 360 is set to be an even bigger seller. Just like the n-tec+, the 360 features Nissan’s Connect with 360° Around View Monitor system, which integrates satnav with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity along with four cameras to give a ‘helicopter view’ when parking. Standard equipment also includes 18-inch ‘Onyx’ alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.
But the Qashqai 360 boosts styling further adding part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss black gearlever surround, gloss black door handles and a leather armrest. Gloss black roof rails, door mirrors and ‘360’ badges mark out the exterior. In addition, a new pearlescent paint – Storm White – has been added to the range, providing the perfect contrast to the 360’s gloss black highlights. Storm White will be available for the same price as metallic paint at £500 extra.
The 360 package is available across all engine and transmission options and can be specified on both the Qashqai and Qashqai+2. Among the most popular variants is likely to be the 1.6 dCi diesel which incorporates stop/start technology for CO2 emissions of just 119g/km and 62.8mpg on the combined cycle. The Qashqai 360 is on sale now, costs from £19,945 and features:
|?||Gloss black roof rails||?||Nissan Connect with 360° Around View Monitor|
|?||Gloss black mirror caps||?||Part-leather seats with white double stitching|
|?||18" 'Onyx' alloy wheels||?||Panoramic glass roof|
|?||Rear privacy glass||?||Gloss black door handles|
|?||'360' Exterior badges||?||Gloss black gear shift surround|
|?||Leather covered armrests|
|Qashqai 5 door||OTR Price|
|Qashqai 360 1.6 (117PS) 5-speed manual||£19,945|
|Qashqai 360 1.6 (117PS) CVT||£21,245|
|Qashqai 360 1.6 (117PS) + Stop/Start System 5-speed manual||£20,195|
|Qashqai 360 1.5 dCi (110PS) 6-speed manual||£21,645|
|Qashqai 360 2.0 (140PS) 6-speed manual||£21,645|
|Qashqai 360 2.0 (140PS) CVT||£22,945|
|Qashqai 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual||£23,145|
|Qashqai 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual 4WD||£24,695|
|Qashqai 360 2.0 dCi (150PS) 6-speed auto 4WD||£25,895|
|Qashqai+2 360 1.6 (117PS) 5-speed manual||£21,095|
|Qashqai+2 360 1.6 (117PS) + Stop/Start System 5-speed manual||£21,345|
|Qashqai+2 360 1.5 dCi (110PS) 6-speed manual||£22,795|
|Qashqai+2 360 2.0 (140PS) 6-speed manual||£22,845|
|Qashqai+2 360 2.0 (140PS) CVT 4WD||£25,695|
|Qashqai+2 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual||£24,295|
|Qashqai+2 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual 4WD||£ 25,845|
|Qashqai+2 360 2.0 dCi (150PS) 6-speed auto 4WD||£ 27,095|