Nissan Qashqai is a real furore on the market. The crossover is one of the best selling cars in the UK and across the Europe. Now, it is even better with a number of improvements including new 1.5 diesel and series of exterior upgrades.

One of the latest innovations on the market is the Stop/Start system, which reduces fuel consumption. It is now offered on 1.6 litre petrol variants as an option. Furthermore, the system also drops it down one VED tax band.

The diesel line-up is updated with latest diesel particulate filter technology, which comes in addition of DPF to the 1.5 litre dCi engine. In numbers, the power is increased from 106PS to 110PS.

Of course, all engines in the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 ranges meet EURO V emissions regulations.

The best selling model of Qashqai is 1.6 petrol, which now has more power – 117PS and 158Nm of torque, instead of 115PS nad 156Nm.

The n-tec grad is now even more tempting. The luxurious standard equipment list of Nissan Connect (an advanced combined satellite navigation and audio system), a colour reversing camera, a panoramic glass roof, privacy glass and more is enhanced with a number of new additions. Previously a £400 option, 18" alloy wheels are now fitted as standard to all n-tec models, trimmed in an exclusive black and silver finish. Drivers can also choose a new Chrome Pack option. For just £250, the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 n-tec are enhanced with chrome door handles, chrome fog lamp surrounds and chrome side strips. Inside, the pack also includes door and tailgate entry guards and carpet mats.

"Anything we do to the Qashqai is always significant news for Nissan – this is our best selling model on its home turf here in the UK. Its continued success is great news for UK manufacturing and everyone at Nissan's Sunderland Plant.", said Nissan's UK MD, Paul Willcox.

Nissan Qashqai and Qashqai+2 Model Year 11 are now available to order in the UK and first deliveries will start in October this year.

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