Qashqai comes up with a diesel

Sowetan Reporter

Sowetan Reporter

The Nissan Qashqai has proved to be one of the most loved SUVs in the South African car market since its launch late last year.

Initially available in 1,6-litre and 2,0-litre petrol derivatives, South African consumers will now also have the choice of a 2,0-litre diesel and all mode 4x4.

The 2,0-litre turbodiesel was introduced last week.

There will be two Qashqai 2,0 dCi models - the Acenta and the Tekna.

The Acenta features the same engine unit and is available in 4x2 guise with identical specifications to the 2,0-litre petrol Acenta.

The Tekna, flagship of the range, features all mode 4X4 and is offered with a choice of either leather or cloth trim and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Qashqai 2.0dCi is equipped with a second-generation common rail direct injection motor for improved performance, refinement and low emissions.

The 1995cc diesel unit produces 110kW at 4000rpm.