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The highly anticipated 2017 Nissan Qashqai is almost here in our Waterloo Ontario Showroom. The Qashqai is a new model for North America. However the Qashqai isn’t a “New Model” it’s been one of Nissan’s best selling vehicle’s around the globe. You probably have some questions about the Qashqai and we are here to answer them for you.

Question 1 – How do you say “Qashqai” and what does it mean?
Qashqai is the name of an Iranian nomadic people who lived in the mountainous Southwestern Iran. The proper way to pronounce Qashqai is by saying *Cash-kai*. Go ahead try it…

Question 2- When will the Qashqai be available?
We don’t have a solid answer on this yet. The vehicle’s are well into production. We have been told by Nissan Canada that we can expect the first Qashqai’s to arrive at Waterloo Nissan sometime in mid-to-late June. Sales of the Qashqai will officially start at the beginning of June!

Question 3 – What comes as standard equipment on the Qashqai?
Standard on the Qashqai will be Nissan’s 2.0L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder Engine, producing 141 Horsepower and 147 lb-ft of Torque. For the transmission a 6 speed manual is what comes standard. 16″ Steel Wheels w/ Full Wheel Covers mounted on all-season tires.
Intelligent Engine Braking is a feature that assists in slowing the Qashqai down. Making your brakes work a little easier. Intelligent Trace Control can engage at any point in a corner (entry, mid-corner or exit) if it determines that the Qashqai is departing from its intended path. By automatically and smoothly applying small amounts of braking to individual wheels, the system corrects the vehicle trajectory to match the driver’s commands!
EXTERIOR – Halogen Headlights with Auto on/off, LED Daytime Running Lights and Variable Intermittent Front Windshield Wipers w/ drip wipe function ? Intermittent Rear Window Wiper w/ reverse interlocking, a rear spoiler, Body Colour Heated Outside Mirrors with integrated turn signals ? Splash guards (Front & Rear)

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COMFORT & CONVENIENCE ? Quick Comfort Heated front seats,  6-Way Adjustable Driver Seat,  4-Way Adjustable Front Passenger Seat, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, Electronic Parking Brake, Air Conditioning, tilt/telescope steering, Power door locks with auto-locking feature ? Power windows with driver’s window one-touch auto-up/down, RearView Monitor, Front center console with integral armrest and storage compartment, 2 Cup holders & 4 bottle holders, AM/FM/CD/Aux audio system with 5″ colour monitor and 4 speakers, USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices,  Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, Streaming audio via Bluetooth, Hands-free text messaging assistant, Siri Eyes Free, 12-volt DC power outlet, Hill Start Assist, Eco Mode, Luggage area kick plate, Cargo area courtesy light, 6 luggage hooks (4 floor, 2 side), Cargo Cover

SAFETY & SECURITY – Driver and front-passenger supplemental front impact, side impact and curtain air bags, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (rear seat outboard positions, middle seat w/ tether only), 4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes with ABS, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert, Vehicle Security System with remote keyless entry.

Question 4 – How much does the Qashqai cost?  
The Qashqai will slot in right between the Nissan JUKE and Nissan Rogue. With an all-in purchase price of $22,450 for the Qashqai S FWD with Manual transmission. The only thing on top of that is your tax and licensing fees! The Top of the line Qashqai SL AWD with Platinum Package will be $34,650 All in.

 QASHQAI S FWD (M/T)   $22,450 All In +Tax & Lic
  QASHQAI S FWD (CVT)   $24,450 All In +Tax & Lic
  QASHQAI S AWD   $26,650 All In +Tax & Lic
  QASHQAI SV FWD   $27,050 All In +Tax & Lic
  QASHQAI SV AWD   $29,250 All In +Tax & Lic
  QASHQAI SL AWD   $31,950 All In +Tax & Lic
  QASHQAI SL AWD PLATINUM PACKAGE   $34,650 All In +Tax & Lic
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Question 5 – What features come on the Qashqai SL AWD Platinum Package?
The SL AWD Platinum Package offers a lot in the way of advanced safety features with 2017 Nissan Qashqai -Waterloo Nissan – Intelligent Cruise ControlIntelligent Cruise Control (ICC) – The way this system works is while you have cruise control engaged, it will track the vehicle in front of you. If the vehicle starts to slow down, your Qashqai will start to slow down as well. Always maintaining a specified distance from the vehicle ahead. Forward Collision Warning – This system will alert you with both audio and visual warnings to any potential forward facing collisions. Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection – This works by the system detecting danger of a collision with a vehicle or pedestrians ahead, it warns the driver with audible and visual warnings, urging the driver to take action to avoid the danger. If the driver fails to decelerate, it will apply an emergency brake and decelerate to either help avoid a collision, or reduce the damage caused by a collision should one be unavoidable. Blind Spot Warning (BSW) – Alerts the driver to the presence of vehicles in blind spots diagonally behind the car. Other features include High Beam Assist (HBA), LED Headlights, NissanConnect? Services Powered by SiriusXM with Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Call and Stolen Vehicle Locator, Remote Services including Lock/Unlock, Flash Lights, Sound Horn, Customizable alerts including Drive Zone, Valet, Curfew and Speed alerts, Dealer Service Scheduling and Maintenance Alerts.

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If you are interested in more information on the 2017 Nissan Qashqai you can ask on of our sales associates