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The new 2017 Nissan Qashqai has made it’s debut at the North American 2017 Nissan Qashqai

Some of you may recognize the Qashqai as it is the same best selling CUV from across the pond in Europe. Only this one has been made for Canada and is the perfect vehicle for driving around the Waterloo Region. The “Right Sized” Qashqai slots just under the the popular 2017 Nissan Rogue, Nissan’s #1 selling vehicle in Canada, and further expands Nissan’s extensive SUV Lineup. It will be host to a number of Nissan technologies like Intelligent Safety Shield, fun to drive performance and affordability to young, urban compact sport utility vehicle buyers. And of course, the Qashqai will have a dynamic exterior which offers sleek front end design with Nissan signature design cues and available 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels!

“The new Qashqai is a great complement to the Nissan CUV lineup,” said Bert Brooks, Senior Manager, Product Planning, Nissan Canada Inc.”While Rogue has been a great success and will continue to appeal to owners with young families, Qashqai fills a need for singles and couples who want the space and versatility of a CUV, but also desire a smaller overall size for urban maneuverability like a passenger car.”

Qashqai has a 2.3-inch shorter wheelbase and a 12.1-inch shorter overall length than Rogue, helping make it more maneuverable in city traffic and an ideal size for tight city parking spaces. Other helpful city adventure features range from up to 1,730L (61.1 cubic feet) of cargo space (2nd row seat folded) and available innovative Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System to the Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)1.

Qashqai offers available Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield technologies including Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection2, Intelligent Cruise Control3, Rear Cross Traffic Alert4 and Forward Emergency Braking2.

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Qashqai is offered with a standard 141-horsepower 2.0-litre DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) system engine and Xtronic transmission. It goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide – in a choice of S, SV and SL grade levels – beginning in spring 2017.