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Nissan Qashqai 2014: permeability and clearance auto, crash-test

Changes outside and inside

This year was rich enough in interesting premieres in the automotive world. Many manufacturers have managed to please its fans with surprises (expected or not), demonstrating a new and updated version of the favorite models. And the group of companies "Nissan" was not an exception. Upgrade the car Qashqai, first of all, touched on the exterior, the car began to look more aggressive and courageous. This effect was achieved through the use of more massive bumper with a characteristic "sculptural forms", "bloated" lateral surfaces of the body and enlarged wheel arches and bonnet. In addition, confidence and a kind of "brutality" give him wheels large, raised sill line and protection of plastic located in the lower body part.

The dimensions of the car are as follows: 4377 x 1837 x 1595 mm Car has a wheelbase length 2646 mm has changed and clearance of the new Nissan Qashqai 2014, which is the restyled version, intended for the European market, is 180 mm (the previous generation model, this indicator was equal to 200 mm). Decide to decrease ground clearance (albeit not significant), manufacturers had for the sake of space and seats. In General, the interior of the car is good quality and comfort that will be able to celebrate not only the driver and the passenger in the front row, but the rear passengers.

 Nissan Qashqai 2014 full face

The interior of the new Qashqai is decorated in an elegant, modern style with the presence of characteristic smooth and sleek lines and soft plastic that is present in the interior. Special mention at this deserve a seat in the front row, equipped with lateral support, thanks to which in the car is a pleasure to be even over an extended period of time, and significantly improved noise characteristics of the model.

Under the hood of the updated Nissan of second generation Qashqai is one of the variants of engines:

Data power units are complemented by a mechanical gear box with 6 ranges or CVT Xtronic CVT, the well-proven on cars of the past generation. Suspension - independent. Brakes - disc, front ventilated.

 Nissan Qashqai 2014 profile

Test: the results of the test drive

However, no matter how stylish and attractive was not the Nissan Qashqai "new issue"is of most interest to fans of this model cause drivability of the car, checked in the original test drives, or testing "in the field".

By the way, the first test drive Qashqai 2014 was held in Madrid, Spain, our domestic motorists who took a direct part in it, had to share my impressions about the nature and features of the car, which they had to "test" on European roads.

And the first positive feedback when deserved manageability model:  predictability in the management of the car will appeal to drivers with little experience. Of course, dynamic and fast updated Nissan Qashqai 2014 call still difficult, but with auto family type he will cope just fine.

 Nissan Qashqai 2014 food

Another undoubted advantage of a restyled version can be called the reliability, efficiency and tegometall its engines. In the line of power units is particularly notable 130-horsepower turbodiesel, confidently holding cravings throughout the Rev range, although at the cost of slightly reducing its "head" CVT Xtronic, and it will accelerate somewhat staid and too smoothly. But the gear change happens very carefully and smoothly, which provides better control of the dynamics of the car.

Well, on landscaped slopes, the new Nissan Qashqai 2014 clearance which is best adapted under "asphalt waves and irregularities", behaves quite calmly and confidently. It remains to understand how changes in the design of the suspension is influenced his "off-road" features?

Here can be seen immediately: the Nissan Qashqai 2014 clearance which is today the standard 180 mm, became a little tougher. That is, when the exit marked irregularities, bumps and holes, it is somewhat loses its comfort and complaisance. Broken roads is given in cabin vibration and shock. Therefore, considering the quality of Russian roads, Japanese manufacturers slightly adapted their crossover under our conditions, so that the "Russian" version of the nissan qashqai 2014 clearance is increased by 2 cm, which will be a real pleasant surprise for local motorists. Although the conquest of serious obstacles, of course, one high clearance is not enough.

 Nissan Qashqai 2014 beauty

But, as structural changes in the process of driving almost no body roll, resulting in the curves. And on command it responds responsive and clearly, without causing displeasure of his master. And, in General, the results of the test drive Qashqai 2014, you can come to the conclusion that he justifies his title compact urban crossover, and behaves accordingly. So, put him in the mud and dirt better not, still its habitat is comfortable urban trails and well-maintained roads.

Security, confirmed the crash tests

To the many positive qualities updated Qashqai, you can add the presence of a sufficiently wide range of systems and functions associated with ensuring the safe use of a car.

 Nissan Qashqai 2014 engine

This can be a statement based on information published by the Agency EuroNCAP, who conducted the crash test Qashqai 2014 in order to identify how effective is the operation of its systems, ensuring passive safety. In the experiments, the vehicle was assigned to the most high, "five-star" category. Moreover, the highest ratings earned:

 The results of the crash test Nissan Qashqai 2014

Besides other additional safety and quality control auto ensures the presence of a large number of electronic AIDS, in particular, the tracking function of its position relative to the lanes, automatic emergency braking, etc.

In short, for all its spectacular appearance and increased ground clearance, the Nissan Qashqai has remained a city car, with sufficient comfort and safety for full use in different occasions. And this suggests that the popularity of the model will increase further.