New Nissan Qashqai 2014 price & release date

The Nissan Qashqai 2014 is on sale now and is priced from just £17,595

The new Nissan Qashqai is now on sale, with prices starting at just £17,595. We’ve driven the brand-new crossover model, and have all the information on prices, specs, engines and gearboxes – to help you decide whether the new Qashqai is the right car for you.

You can now buy the 2014 Nissan Qashqai in various specifications, including the limited-run Premier Edition trim. It is priced from £27,845 – the same as the range-topping Nissan Qashqai Tekna model – and comes fitted with four-wheel drive for better grip in slippery conditions. It is fitted with the economical 1.6-litre diesel engine – giving it decent performance as well as rock-bottom running costs.

The special edition model comes with large 19-inch alloy wheels, powerful LED headlights, and roof rails. The interior, meanwhile, is kitted out with heated seats, a panoramic sunroof and satellite navigation. The car also gets unique features such as a part-leather seats, redesigned front and rear bumpers, plus a build-number badge. Just 290 Premier Editions will be made.

News of the special edition comes after Nissan claimed the Qashqai is the world’s most ‘parkable’ car, thanks to technology that can park the car in a space that is juts 80cm longer than the vehicle itself. That capability comes thanks to kit such as park assist – which can select a space suitable for the car, then park it almost autonomously – and the around-view monitor, which gives the driver a 360-degree view round the car. The car’s reversing camera, which was prone to picking up dirt on the old model, now comes with a water and air jet to both wash and dry the lens.

Nissan Qashqai 2014 release date and price

The new Nissan Qashqai will go on sale later this month, with models priced from £17,595 for the basic Visia 1.2-litre DIG-T Manual 2WD model, to £27,854 for the top-of-the-range Tekna 1.6 dCi Manual 4WD. The Premier Edition costs the same as the Tekna, but will be made in limited numbers.

Prices for other models are as follows:

Nissan Qashqai Visia1.2 DIG-T manual front-wheel drive £17,5951.5 dCi manual front-wheel drive £19,290

Nissan Qashqai Acenta1.2 DIG-T manual front-wheel drive £19,1451.5 dCi manual front-wheel drive £20,8401.6 dCi manual front-wheel drive £22,1451.6 dCi CVT automatic front-wheel drive £23,495

Nissan Qashqai Acenta Premium1.2 DIG-T manual front-wheel drive £20,9951.5 dCi manual front-wheel drive £22,6901.6 dCi manual front-wheel drive £23,9951.6 dCi CVT automatic front-wheel drive £25,3451.6 dCi manual 4x4 £25,695

Nissan Qashqai Tekna1.2 DIG-T manual front-wheel drive £23,1451.5 dCi manual front-wheel drive £24,8401.6 dCi manual front-wheel drive £26,1451.6 dCi CVT automatic front-wheel drive £227,4951.6 dCi manual 4x4 £27,854

Nissan Qashqai Premier Launch Edition1.6 dCi manual 4x4 £27,845

Nissan Qashqai 2014 details

The new Nissan Qashqai has sharper looks than the model it replaces, with inspiration taken from the new Nissan X-Trail – the company’s larger SUV that is due to go on sale later this year. The 2014 Qashqai has the X-Trail’s distinctive V-shaped grille, plus bright LED daytime running lights. The new Qashqai looks sportier than the old model thanks to being slightly lower.

As is popular with new cars, the Qashqai comes with a dashboard-mounted touchscreen, which offers a wide range of features, without the need for a huge number of buttons. Nissan has also worked hard to bring the quality of the interior up and the car now features better plastics, updated knobs and buttons, plus new more comfortable seats.

The car is longer and wider than the model it replaces, meaning there is more space inside for passengers and, despite it being lower than the old car, headroom for rear-seat passengers has actually increased. The boot has grown, too, from 410 to 430 litres and has a reversible boot floor, which feaures a wipe-clean surface on one side, and can be raised to make the floor completely flat with the rear seats folded down.

New Nissan Qashqai specs

The Nissan Qashqai will be offered in four specifications – Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna. All come with air-conditioning, Bluetooth phone connection, hill-start assist, cruise control, and a five-inch touchscreen. Safety equipment across the range includes six airbags and tyre-pressure sensors. We would expect the new Qashqai to be safer than the old model, which got a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

Priced from £19,145, Acenta trim adds dual-zone climate control – which allows the driver and passenger to adjust their heating and air-con controls independently – 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, plus a leather-trimmed steering wheel. Acenta Premium (from £20,995) adds a DAB radio, larger seven-inch touchscreen, the clever self-cleaning parking camera, panoramic glass roof, all-round parking sensors and push-button start. On top of that, the range-topping Tekna model (from £23,145) gets 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, electrically adjustable heated leather seats, and intelligent park assist.

New Nissan Qashqai technology

The new Qashqai features numerous safety features that should make it even tougher than the old model. Chief among them is Nissan’s Safety Shield, it offers numerous features including City Braking, which brakes the car when it senses potential low-speed collisions, a system that aims to stop drivers falling asleep at the wheel, and traffic-sign recognition that reads signs and warns of speed limits, as well as other hazards.

New Nissan Qashqai specs and engines

Many new cars are being built with smaller, turbocharged engines because they offer improved fuel economy for no less performance, and the new Qashqai follows this trend. The 109bhp 1.5-litre diesel is set to be the most popular choice, managing 74.3mpg and emissions of 99g/km for free road tax. It isn't particularly fast, however, with a top speed of 112mph and a 0-62mph time of 12.4 seconds. The two-wheel drive 128bhp 1.6-litre diesel has a top speed of 118mph and a 0-62mph time of 10.5 seconds, while returning 65.7mpg fuel economy and emissions of 115g/km.

The inclusion of four-wheel drive on the top-specification 1.6-litre diesel means it is slightly slower to 62mph and economy drops to 57.6mpg. However it is more grippy in adverse weather and is likely to be just as good to drive. The two-wheel drive, 113bhp 1.2-litre petrol can accelerate from 0-62mph in 11.3 seconds and produces emissions of 129g/km.

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