Nissan Qashqai is now available in 4x4. And at €27595 and just €225 annual Road Tax – snow, ice, off road conditions or road tax should never stop you in your tracks again.
In the wake of the gripping weather conditions of 2010 which brought many in the country to a standstill, Nissan have introduced a new 4x4 model into their best selling Qashqai range. And, before you turn away thinking “Not for me. 4x4 equals expensive to buy and expensive to tax – think again…..
This brand new model will be available for sale from an incredible €25,995! And, if that’s not surprising enough, the new 4x4 will be available with a brand new state-of-the-art 1.6 dCi engine. This new engine is the perfect example of Nissan’s PURE DRIVE strategy, replacing the previous 2.0 dCi with a more efficient engine that not only delivers lower emissions and considerably improved levels of fuel economy but which offers the same level of performance as the bigger engine.
Best of all, the introduction of this new refined engine has seen CO2 emissions tumble to just 135 g/km – meaning it becomes a Band B model and therefore will cost only €156 to tax annually.
In addition to the launch of a new 4x4 model for the Qashqai range, the 2012 model will be now also be available with Nissan’s Around View Monitor as an optional extra. It’s the first time such an innovative feature has been available on a C-segment car.
In fact, Nissan was the first manufacturer to introduce Around View Monitor anywhere in the world - made available in Japan on the Nissan Elgrand in 2007. In Europe the system has most recently been seen on the Infiniti EX and iconic FX
Combining the feeds from small cameras mounted on the front grille, tailgate and both door mirrors, the system projects an overhead 360o ‘helicopter view’ of the area around the vehicle onto the Nissan Connect satellite navigation and infotainment screen.
A natural progression from the rear facing parking camera pioneered by Nissan - its first application was on the 2002 Nissan Primera - Around View Monitor makes parking or slow speed manoeuvres simple and safe. The 360o helicopter view gives the driver a clear indication of obstacles around the car. The system switches on automatically when the car is placed in reverse or, while driving up to 10 km/h, by pressing the “camera” button on dashboard; then it switches off once the car has reached a set speed.
If preferred the feed from each camera can be displayed individually and the system can operate as a simple reversing camera which incorporates course lines on the screen to guide the driver to the correct path into the chosen parking spot.
The 2012 Qashqai 1.6 dCI 4x4 will be available from Nissan dealerships nation-wide from €27595 from February 2012 Contact Donal Ryan Motor Group in Thurles @ 0504-21400 or Donal Coman @ 086-8246262 for further details.