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Nissan upgrades Qashqai

  • Revised engines offer more power yet are cleaner
  • More equipment for n-tec specification level
  • Start-stop system launched on petrol version

Nissan has announced a host of upgrades it its Qashqai soft-roader range.

As well as engineering tweaks under the bonnet Nissan has also added more equipment.

The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine has been upgraded with a particulate filter to help meet tougher emissions regulations. While economy and emissions remain unchanged, the diesel now produces 110bhp - an increase of 4bhp.

On the petrol front the 1.6-litre engine receives a slight power hike from 115 to 117bhp, while a stop/start system is fitted for the first time. This reduces CO2 emissions from 144 to 139g/km, dropping it by one company car tax band. On the seven-seat Qashqai +2 model, emissions fall from 154 to 149g/km, again a drop of one company car tax band.

On the specification front, the popular n-tec grade gains 18-inch alloy wheels as standard (previously a £400 option), while a new £250 chrome option pack is offered which brings chrome highlights to the exterior.