Nissan offers greener Qashqai

  • Greener, cleaner and more frugal engines
  • Stop/start system offered as a £200 option
  • 18-inch alloys added to n-tec trim as standard kit

Nissan has added a greener, cleaner and more frugal Qashqai to its line-up. The popular crossover receives an optional stop/start system (£200) for the first time on the 1.6-litre petrol variant. This device lowers emissions from 144 g/km to 139 g/km and on the Qashqai+2 from 154 g/km to just 149g/km. It improves fuel economy by 3% and it will also drop the car into a lower VED band.

Even though the 1.6-litre petrol unit is greener, the engineers have made it more powerful - up from 113bhp to 115bhp and pulling power has increased from 156Nm to 158Nm of pulling power.

Nissan has also tweaked its 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Qashqai by adding a diesel particulate filter. Power on this oil-burning engine has increased from 104bhp to 108bhp.

These revisions mean that all engines in the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 ranges are now compliant with Euro V emissions regulations.

Additions to the n-tec trim include 18-inch alloy wheels. Drivers can also choose a new optional chrome pack option costing £250. The Qashqai and Qashqai+2 n-tec are enhanced with chrome door handles, chrome fog lamp surrounds and chrome side strips. Inside, the pack also includes door and tailgate entry guards and carpet mats.

The Qashqai is available to order now and starts from £15,395.