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2013 Nissan qashqai 360 UNVEILED

Nissan has launched a new addition to the Qashqai range - the 360. Set to be the best-selling example yet of Nissan's sector-defining crossover, the 360 sits between the Acenta and Tekna trims, replacing the n-tec+ but offering more equipment for the same $19,945 starting price, and the Qashqai 360 is expected to be even more popular than the hugely successful n-tec+. The latter accounted for around 60% of Qashqai sales in the UK in 2012, meaning that just this one trim level outsold the entire Ford Mondeo range. The Qashqai n-tec+ also outsold the Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 combined too.

With its enhanced specification, the new Qashqai 360 is set to be an even bigger seller. Just like the n-tec+, the 360 features Nissan's Connect with 360° Around View Monitor system, which integrates satnav with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity along with four cameras to give a "helicopter view" when parking. Standard equipment also includes 18-inch Onyx alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.

But the Qashqai 360 boosts styling further adding part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss black gearlever surround, gloss black door handles and a leather armrest. Gloss black roof rails, door mirrors and '360' badges mark out the exterior. In addition, a new pearlescent paint Storm White has been added to the range, providing the perfect contrast to the 360's gloss black highlights. Storm White will be available for the same price as metallic paint at $500 extra.

The 360 package is available across all engine and transmission options and can be specified on both the Qashqai and Qashqai+2. Among the most popular variants is likely to be the 1.6 dCi diesel which incorporates stop/start technology for CO2 emissions of just 119g/km and 62.8 mpg on the combined cycle.

Forget city style, this is street art – With raised fenders for more wheel-space, a new top-line tail-lights with LED and a sleek dynamic look with uncompromising strength and agility, the new QASHQAI is ready to redesign the urban landscape.

With its high driving position for a broader vista, SUV attributes and improved acoustics for a smoother, quieter drive. It's an urban legend in its own time.

Building on the strengths of the current range of which over 1.4 million has been sold worldwide. These trendy premium enhancement added to the already existing popular styling will ensure you are able to cater for the discerning individual where style cannot be compromised.

it came, it proved, it conquered

The Limited Edition Qashqai will be available in 4 derivatives:

  • 1.6l Acenta Limited Edition
  • 1.5l Acenta dCi Limited Edition
  • 1.5l Acenta dCi Limited Edition with Glass roof
  • 2.0l Acenta Limited Edition with Glass roof
  • Exterior:

  • Distinctive 18' diamond cut black alloy wheels
  • Gloss black roof rails
  • Matching gloss black mirror caps
  • Privacy glass
  • Luxurious panoramic glass roof on specific models
  • Interior:

  • Combo leather/cloth seat trim with white stitching
  • Matching door trim and gear trim with white stitching
  • Gloss black gear shift and door handles
  • Redesigned, Refreshed, Refined.

The new Nissan 2013 Qashqai, is now even more robust and dynamic.


The Qashqai has far and away the best-feeling interior that Nissan has produced at this money. The cabin is slickly designed. The window line is high and the centre console beefy to create a snug, 'I'm safe' atmosphere.


Nissan offers 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol models with the Qashqai, plus the more popular 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesels. Both 2.0-litre engines are very good.

overall verdict

Nissan has produced some clean-handling family cars over the years – the Primera and some versions of the Almera, for example – and the company's European engineering arm has worked hard, and succeeded, in providing the Qashqai with decent manners.