This year’s Nissan’s offerings at the 85th Geneva Motor Show have highlighted some of the best innovation from Nissan and if this is where Nissan is planning to go in the next decade, we are in for an exciting time with electric cars, revolutionary performance cars and the domination of the crossover.
Even without a double or triple points score, Qashqai would earn you 24 points on the scrabble board if you were allowed to play it (You can’t: it’s a proper noun and there is only one ‘Q’ tile). Ok, so maybe not everybody is a scrabble fan or even a fan of the Qashqai name. When it was first released in 2007, some of the initial reactions cried out that the Qashqai had an “unpronounceably stupid name.” Apparently the poor Australians had such a problem with the name that it was released as the Dualis.
With the second-generation Qashqai, Nissan has been able to set new benchmarks for active safety technologies, driver comfort and refinement. Developed and tested around the world in all weather conditions and honed to perfection at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe, the 2014 Nissan Qashqai is set to rewrite the crossover rulebook.
The Nissan GT-R has become a legend in its own time. No two ways about it. So can you really blame the industry for trying to capitalize on its iconic image and performance genius by creating yet another R-version product? Probably not.
After our recent review from Lady Vitesse on the Nissan Qashqai, we had a browse on the web for any other Qashqai related snippets and found this little gem. It’s an advert that shows the most awesome digital remastering that we’ve seen in a long time. It would seem that this ad ran in the UK. Wish we could use it here.
Whenever I hear about the Qashqai, I think of two things: the one is of the radio ad of the two Xhosa ladies clicking away at the word, but mainly I remember a review I once read, which was written by Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, in which he refers to the Qashqai as the Kumkwat . I quite like that. Jeremy was fairly scathing in that review and it certainly helped me form my initial opinion of the car – until I got to drive it…