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    Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 2:50pm
The second-generation Qashqai sets a new benchmark for crossover design. Having defined the original crossover template in 2007, Nissan is taking the sector to a new level thanks to bold design, highly advanced engineering, intelligent technology and remarkable attention to detail.

New from the ground up, the new Qashqai is much more than just a rework of its ground-breaking predecessor. The second-generation model is 20mm wider, 49mm longer and 15mm lower than the current car. Yet despite this reduction in height, front and rear headroom levels have actually
increased by 10mm and the raised driving position remains.

The new Qashqai features a striking new look with powerful curves, clean lines and intricate details including the option of 19-inch alloy wheels. Through bold new elements such as the raised bonnet line and muscular wheelarches, the new Qashqai conveys a feeling of dynamic strength.
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All-LED headlamps

The Qashqai’s front end incorporates some of the most advanced technology ever offered in the crossover sector. All models feature LED daytime running lights, certain versions are equipped with even more sophisticated technology, with full LED power for both dip and main beam. In keeping with Nissan’s passion for delivering usable technology, the use of LED instead of Xenon is more than just a gimmick.

The Qashqai’s LED headlamps produce a whiter, crisper light, not only using 50 per cent less power than Xenon bulbs, but also producing light closer in colour to sunlight resulting in better visibility at night.

The lights also display Nissan’s unique LED lighting signature
that sweeps up dramatically from the centre of the car.
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Concealed technology

Integrating advanced technology can often prove a challenge for designers, but not so for the team responsible for the new Qashqai. By working closely with engineers, they were able to incorporate new technology without compromising the car’s bold design. For example, while most manufacturers are content to incorporate their radar systems into ugly assemblies mounted in the bumper or front grille openings, Nissan has been able to relocate the Qashqai’s radar behind the
bumper facia to give the car a smoother look.
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Advanced aerodynamics with active elements.

Nissan has always believed that form must match function, and this thinking has been taken to a new level with the second-generation Qashqai. Take, for example, the car’s aerodynamic profile.
Not only does the new Qashqai deliver a dynamic and bold new look, it also cuts through the air with greater efficiency than ever before thanks to a drag co-efficient of 0.32. In creating the new
Qashqai, the design and engineering teams studied every surface and detail. From the elements on show (such as the roof spoiler with winglets) to those hidden away (like the unique flat floor
design), the Qashqai features some of the most advanced aerodynamic features to appear on a family car. The result is reduced drag, lower CO2 emissions, improved fuel consumption and greater stability at speed.

Another innovation making its debut on the Qashqai is an Active Grille Shutter system. This intelligent technology maximizes the Qashqai’s aerodynamic efficiency by closing off airflow through the radiator when not needed. The grille shutter automatically shuts at speeds over 30kph and only opens if sensors detect that the engine needs cooling.

The system will be fitted as standard on diesel-engined models with manual transmissions.
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Interior – reinventing the way families travel

Comfort, connectivity and control: three of the core elements that underpin the design and layout of the new Qashqai’s cabin. Like the rest of the car, the Qashqai’s interior combines innovative
technologies with common sense solutions to everyday challenges. With more experience in the crossover sector than any other marque, Nissan is in a unique position to set new practicality benchmarks for the next generation of crossover.

In creating new Qashqai’s cabin, Nissan’s design and engineering teams wanted to put the driver at the heart of the action. The car’s numerous comfort, convenience and safety systems have been analysed and redesigned to give the driver easy access to all key controls. Thanks to an intuitive single interface, drivers are able to perfectly tailor the Qashqai’s functions to their needs – from switching on three-flash indicators to adjusting how early the auto headlights switch on. Each menu and display is accurately and logically shown to the driver on the new meter display located between the analogue speedometer and tachometer and controlled by steering wheel mounted switches.
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Even greater practicality

Versatility is another area where the new Qashqai excels. No area of the car’s interior was overlooked in the pursuit of increased flexibility and better practicality. The boot, for example, has a
luggage capacity of 430 litres with the rear seats in position – an improvement of 20 litres over the outgoing Qashqai. This puts the new Qashqai even further ahead of its C-segment rivals – with the
likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf offering significantly less luggage space.

Passengers also enjoy more space in the new Qashqai, with improved head and leg room. The overall increase in width has allowed for greater shoulder room, while a full redesign of the door apertures means that getting in and out is easier than ever before.

Load space flexibility has also been improved with a tailgate that now opens 150mm higher and includes a dual-floor system designed to provide a flexible and versatile load space. The two reversible floor panels can easily be raised or lowered providing 16 possible configurations to either maximise luggage volume or provide a full flat floor with rear seats folded. Additionally the rear board easily slots into a vertical position providing an ideal sized space for carrying shopping bags.
Furthermore the load cover fits neatly under the luggage floor allowing bulky items to be loaded.

The luggage boards feature a wipe-clean surface on one side and soft carpet on the other, so muddy boots can be transported without fear of damaging the textile surfaces.
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All-new seats – using science to minimise fatigue.

A great cabin starts with great seats, and Nissan has worked hard to ensure that the second generation Qashqai is even more comfortable for passengers. During the design stage, engineers used advanced medical scanning techniques and were inspired by NASA to analyse pressure and
blood flow in the lower back of seated passengers. By redesigning elements and improving support in key areas, they were able to create a seat that offered even support.

The highly advanced new Qashqai seat offers special support thanks to additional bolsters in the pelvis, lumbar and chest areas. The result is a seat that delivers long-distance comfort.
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Taking attention to detail to a new level.

Like any new Nissan, the Qashqai features numerous elements that will have passengers wondering, ‘why has nobody else thought of this?’

Take, for example, the centre console. Although having a USB port in the central box is nothing new, Nissan has created a channel for the wire – allowing passengers to operate their device outside the box without having to force the lid shut.

Another example of Nissan’s common sense approach to design can be found on the cup holders. By making the cavities extra deep, bottles can be accommodated without getting in the way of the
driver’s arm when changing gear. The use of an electronic parking brake also frees up valuable cabin space.

Passengers in the new Qashqai also benefit from a new ambient cabin lighting system, featuring a subtle orange mood light around the gear lever. Designed to give the cabin a premium look and feel when travelling at night, the lighting system is fully controllable by the driver and can easily be turned up, down or off altogether.
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Does anyone know how the internal dimensions along the back seat compare to the 2010 model?  Basically I need to know if there is more sitting room for three adults in the back.
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