Big wins in the Automotive Community


“Built at Nissan's recently refurbished Sunderland facility, like a teenager returning from college, the third-generation Qashqai has shed some of its boyhood exuberance in favour of newfound poise and sophistication” – Ian McLaren.

“As much as Nissan has taken its time in launching the Qashqai, the wait has been worth it. Not only a styling revolution outside, it also feels more plus inside and with a willing drivetrain capable of taking on the established opposition” – Charl Bosch.

“The technology experience of driving the new edition Nissan Qashqai is like being behind a magic wheel. The vehicle has all the bells and whistles one would expect from a quality brand, but the built-in artificial intelligence is definitely a standout feature” – Sheryl Goldstuck.

“Nissan dialled things up a few notches and aimed for premium when conceiving their latest crossover. It offers an airy cabin with a premium feel to it, and in the Acenta Plus you’ll benefit from Nappa leather seats with massage and memory function in the front” – Gugu Masuku.

“Nissan’s crossover has significantly evolved for its newest iteration both under the skin and inside the cabin, while retaining the sporty design that has garnered it much attention” – Albert du Toit.

“One major takeaway was the updated exterior styling, it looks incredible. It has such a large and imposing fascia, with those long LED’s that stretch across the body of the vehicle and it looks really futuristic” – Rebaneilwe Semakane.

“The all-new Qashqai is considerably more aggressive than its predecessor — especially up front where a large Nissan “V-Motion” radiator grille is flanked by slim LED headlamps with boomerang signature daylight running lights” – motoring reporter.

“The box-fresh version of the car that arguably started the crossover segment back when the first iteration was introduced in 2006 is here and ready to establish itself again as the segment leader” – Marius Boonzaier.

“Where the Qashqai shines is with its new 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is mated to one of the best CVT’s in the business. This pairing is all kinds of refined” – Juliet McGuire.

“The new Qashqai already feels to be the model to beat for driving comfort in the segment” – Phuti Mpyane.

“An all-round SUV that is good for the weekday. Throw in all your sporting equipment and it’s good for the weekend too. Aesthetically, very pleasing to the eye with new contoured lines. The interior is roomy, practical and very quiet. The ride is smooth and pleasing thanks to the improved multi-link suspension, for sportier and agile driving” – Naresh Maharaj.