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Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

Nissan’s top-selling compact crossover gets a revamp.

Date Published: 14 Nov 2017
Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

Singapore - Nissan’s Qashqai did not earn its moniker ‘Cash Cow’ by chance, in fact this compact crossover has been the Japanese car maker’s hottest selling model in major markets worldwide year-on-year.

Just what makes the Qashqai such a tempting proposition to car buyers everywhere? It all boils down to value. Take a compact crossover (who doesn’t love them?), give it futuristic good looks, stuff it with all the bells and whistles, plus good ride quality and you have a winner on your hands.

Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

Nissan has nearly perfected the equation with the second generation Qashqai to the point that others have tried to wrestle over a slice of the pie (cue: the Honda Vezel/Toyota C-HR), but while the latter two are first-hand attempts, the Qashqai is polished and feels much more accomplished.

Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

That’s just the pre-facelift we were rambling about, staying ahead of its game, Nissan has sent its Qashqai for a mid-life revamp, which should guarantee its dominance in the segment once again.

Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

Visually, the spruced up Qashqai gets a new edgier facade with restyled headlamps, rump and in the case of our test-drive unit, a slew of new body colours - vivid blue being one of them.

Climbing in you would also notice a new flat-bottomed steering wheel, though the rest of the infotainment system and instrumentation remain largely intact. Our test-drive unit, in Premium trim, being top of the range came with the optional ‘Premium Plum’ interior features upmarket maroon leather upholstery that really reinforces that sense of luxury.

Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

Nissan Qashqai 2.0 - The Social Nomad

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