Nissan benefits from the synergy of group and received the new Renault dCi 130. An engine that combines the simplicity of 110 hp and 150 hp of the approval. All for emissions down sharply. The Qashqai will be able to live a serene end of their careers.
The pioneer of the crossover trades its 2.0 dCi 150 HP (only available in 4 x 4 BVA) against the new 1.6 dCi 130 c. An engine designed by Renault to reduce emissions and consumption rates. Referred to as “Energy”, this new generation of engine combines the latest innovations in downsizing: increase the number of valves (from 8 to 16 valves), appearance of a Stop & Start with braking energy recovery, etc.
The benefits are many. First for approval. Max torque of 320 Nm, similar to the “old” 2.0 dCi 150 HP, is available sooner (as early as 1750 RPM against 2000 previously). Helping the Qashqai to extricate more promptly of the flow of traffic. Flexible and bright at the bottom of the meter, this block has the advantage of being much more discreet than his elder. Its mounted State, full of tone (as on a good old TDI at the time), sometimes beyond the nose gear. Called “Energy” rightly, this new block is guarantor of generous times. Here no need to play the lever to find the couple. This Inn is low and long beach.
The second advantage is the purses, since consumption falling around 24% dCi 150 c. 4 X 2 consumption reached 5.8 l / 100 km, according to our records (4.5 l / 100 km, according to Nissan), while emissions down to 119 g CO2/km, including through the presence of a Stop & Start of series. The appearance of the latter allows the Qashqai to take advantage of the full transmission without penalty (135 g of CO2/km).
To enhance the attractiveness of its Qashqai, Nissan takes advantage of this engine update to suggest innovative system Active View Monitor (AVM, optional €400) vu in big brother Infinity. This tool allows to display a view of bird of the car, with cameras attached to the four corners on the central screen of the car stereo. Ideal for preserving life of your rims.
Dynamically, the Qashqai always displays one of the best compromises behavior/comfort of its segment. Versatile as ever the nippon is able to take the small family where good you look without ever doubt. Liveable (410 liters) and spacious, it has beautiful remains on the road with fund movements contained, a relatively specific direction and especially very effective work of suspensions. In short. We are still under the spell of the Qashqai who knows live with the times: two transmissions (4 x 2, 4 x 4), both bodies (Qashqai and Qashqai + 2) and now a modern engine.
With a ticket fixed at € 25,600 (Acenta, 4×2), the Qashqai is always well placed to meet its segment chic Volkswagen Tiguan (140 hp TDi Bluemotion € 28,490), the sexy Kia Sportage (CRDi 136 hp Active € 27,290) and even face the new Renault Megane housing the same engine (2012 Megane dCi 130 Dynamique € 26,450). The AWD requires additional € 2,200.