Driving test Nissan Qashqai Tekna+ model year 2017

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The Nissan Qashqai mid-2017 refreshed, more beautiful than he already was. And considering the amount of compliments we had during our driving test on social media, and on the way were, we are not the only ones that feel that way.

You drive in a Nissan Qashqai from 26.690 euro and that is serious money. You drive the DIG-T 115 Visia. DIG-T is direct injection, better known as GDI, T stands for turbo and 115 indicates that the motor much horsepower can deliver if you would like to.

Nissan sells the Qashqai in the versions Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Business Edition, Tekna and Tekna+. There are a a 115 and 163 hp petrol and 130 ps diesel engine available. The 115 hp petrol engine and the diesel you can buy with a ‘auto-switching’ Xtronic continuously variable transmission. Do you want four-wheel drive? Then you have no choice, and you can currently only dieselen.

To me as positive as possible to vote so I can be a nice review on their car, write, gave the importer to me of course, unfortunately, manual, with luxury, comfort, and safety cluttered Qashqai Tekna+. You must 35.290 euro for deposit, but then the already beautiful crossover in the C-segment even more beautiful, more luxurious and more comfortable. If you do not want to switch, you still need 2,500 euros deeper into your wallet.

Tekna+, that’s promising

But what you really want, is safety. It has Nissan’s Chassis Control System (CCS developed. The technique controls the engine and brakes, and try the car in curves and in cross winds as straight and stable as possible, to let it ride. That is not only safer, it also gives you a better feeling which gives you more confidence in the car.

The standard features of the Nissan Qashqai has been extended. For that 26.690 euro you have 16 inch wheels, chrome raamomlijsting, manual air conditioning, a five-inch TFT colour display, height-adjustable driver seat, electronic parking brake with autohold, a 60/40 fold-down rear backrest, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and an audio system with cd player, usb, four speakers, digital DAB radio, and bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone to connect.

With the Tekna+ pampers Nissan you are in any case below the other with an immense panoramic glass roof. If you don’t want to drive you from the top, you can the shading of the roof are electrically close. Silver mirror covers accentuate the sporty design of the Qashqai.

The nappa leather seats in the Tekna+ is with his cubes distinctive design, but add to me nothing. The electrically adjustable seats are wide, which also allows large, long, and wide people in the spacious Qashqai fit for comfortable short and long journeys. Disadvantage of the wide seats is that you have less support and makes you feel that you are on instead of in the chair.

The Bose premium sound system with eight speakers is available from the business edition. I’m however not checked because the sound is the 600 euros which you must tap, not worth it.

More between heaven and earth

For 35 thousand and 290 euros, you have a thick equipped Nissan Qashqai. But there is more between heaven and earth, such as the Ford Kuga, Peugeot 3008, Kia Sportage and Renault Kadjar on the same platform as the Qashqai. And discussed this, the Nissan is slightly stiffer sprung than the Frenchman. Nissan has done this because they have the rider a more solid feel and more confidence in the car. On tight roads you will not notice anything of the hardness, but if the surface what’s worse, or if you are on a threshold ride, is the difference clearly noticeable.

The silent 1.200 cc four-cylinder petrol engine is strong enough to 1,250 pounds of weight Qashqai to move. Is expected, however, is not the fastest stoplichtsprintjes and fast inhaalacties. The small turbo has just need to get everything in place. This’ll see you in a positive way back in the fuel consumption. Because if you to the Dutch rules and quiet to drive, it seems as if the tank never becomes empty.

The only thing Nissan should change, the link. The pedal is relatively high in relation to other cars take a longer time before the engine connects to the wheels. It makes the clutch plate firmly in contact with the flywheel, allowing you to shocking acceleration. This can be prevented by the clutch to slip, but that is not what you want.

The 2017 Nissan Qashqai is a beautiful, sporty and spacious car. He is not the cheapest in its segment, but it has a rich standard equipment. The suspension is on the stiff side, but gives you a solid and sporty feeling. There is a lot of competition in the overcrowded C-crossover segment, so in order to know if the Qashqai all the way to your car, you are best going to the dealer go for a test drive.

Nissan Qashqai DIG-T 115 Tekna+

Engine: 1.197 cc four-cylinder petrol with turbo
Power: 115 hp at 4.500 rpm
Torque: 190 Nm at 2.000 rpm
Transmission: transmission, six gears
Drive: front wheels
Top speed: 185 km/h
Acceleration: 0 – 100: 10,6 seconds
Weight for road tax: 1.250 kilos
Average consumption: 5.6 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 129 g/km
Energy Rating: C
Uitstootniveau: Euro 6b
Base price (kerb): 26.690 euro
Price testauto (kerb): 35.290 euro