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Refreshed Qashqai for 2010

  • New front end styling
  • 129g/km Pure Drive version
  • More refinement and storage

Nissan is launching an upgraded Qashqai in 2010 with a new look, improved refinement and a low CO2 version.

The Qashqai has been one of the most popular cars in the Nissan range since it was launched in 2007, and for 2010 gains a sleeker and more sophisticated looking front end and restyled rear lights with LED brake lights.

The main instruments have been redesigned while the trip computer that appears between the two main dials has also been refreshed. There is also extra storage space at the base of the dashboard centre, and for two-wheel drive models and extra compartment between the seats for small items.

Refinement has ben improved with better sound deadening material between the engine and the cabin, as well as a special windscreen that reduces noise and a new seal design around the front windows also cuts wind noise around the windscreen pillars.

The suspension has been retuned for improved ride comfort and greater responsiveness, while a 129g/km Pure Drive 1.5 dCi model is also available.

The reduction in CO2 and improvement in fuel consumption has been achieved through aerodynamic wheel covers, low rolling resistance tyres and revised gearing.

Nissan has fitted electronic stability control as standard across the range, Acenta models have a speed limiter function as standard, while Tekna models now come with a premium Bose audio system.

Improved aerodynamics are also likely to result in better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions across the range when official figures are published.

Changes apply across Qashqai and seven-seater Qashqai+2 ranges with prices starting at £15,395 on the road with UK deliveries beginning in March 2010. The Pure Drive Visia model is priced at £16,795 on the road.