Nissan_Qashqai_frontNissan has introduced an additional model to its Qashqai range. Qashqai ST+ sits between the entry grade Nissan Qashqai ST and the higher-spec Qashqai ST-L. At the top of the four-model range is the Ti.

Qashqai ST+ has all of the features of the ST but adds privacy glass; a 7-inch touchscreen with digital radio, satellite navigation with traffic alert; a 360 degree Intelligent Around-View monitor with moving object detection; and power-folding and heated door mirrors.

Qashqai has 430 litres of rear cargo volume, increasing to 1598 litres with the rear seats down.

Active safety features are extensive: intelligent emergency braking with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, around-view monitor with moving object detection. Passive safety features in the Qashqai ST+ include six airbags and two IsoFix child seat points.


All Qashqai’s are powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine with 106kW of power and 200Nm of torque, mated to Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission. The entry grades is the only one offered with a six-speed manual option.

“The Nissan Qashqai is one of the top choices for small SUV buyers, expanding the range will ensure it remains on the new car shopping list,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.

“Reducing the gap between the QASHQAI ST and ST-L will please many of our buyers who wanted more than what we offered on the entry grade, but weren’t in the market for a higher spec vehicle.”


Nissan Qashqai ST: $27,490 (manual), $29,490 (CVT)
Nissan Qashqai ST+: $30,790 (CVT)
Nissan Qashqai ST-L: $33,290 (CVT)
Nissan Qashqai Ti: $37,990 (CVT)
Note: These prices do not include dealer or government charges. Contact your local Nissan dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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