Dec 22 2008 Steve Hughes
Nissan adds cheaper Qashqai+2
IT has become less expensive and more economical to own Nissan's Qashqai+2.
This is the crossover vehicle based on the standard five-seat Qashqai model but with two additional seats right at the back.
Until now there was a choise of two-litre petrol and diesel engines only and now smaller versions of each engine have been added.
The 102bhp 1.5 dCi diesel and the 113bhp 1.6-litre petrol units have been taken from the Qashqai and added to the Qashqai+2, which means that the new entry price for the seven-seat range is the petrol version costing from £15,549 in Visia trim.
The same vehicle with Acenta or Tekna trim and equipment costs £16,995 and £18,120.
The 1.5 dCi prices are £16,995 for the Visia, £18,495 for the Acenta and £19,620 for the Tekna.
In terms of running costs the petrol model has economy of 40mpg and annual road tax of £145 whilst the 1.5 dCi averages 50mpg and costs £120 a year to tax.