Crossover of the Year
Nissan Qashqai Mild Hybrid
The Nissan Qashqai comes with a 1.3-litre engine that is not only quiet and refined, but also generous on the power. With a total of 156bhp and 270Nm of torque to deploy, the Qashqai always feels eager on the road. Matching this quality drivetrain is a pleasing mix of surfaces in its cabin, accompanied by high apparent build quality. For those looking for a soothing drive, the Qashqai should be the immediate option in the segment.
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The new nissan qashqai is a very spacious and comfortable car, for both passengers and drivers. I drive the Nissan Qashqai 1.3 Prestige and I must say, it really is an equal distribution of comfort and quality. The car is simple yet elegant to drive. Handling of the vehicle is of top-notch quality as well. Considering the fact that the Nissan Qashqai is a car of considerable height and length, the car isn’T too light neither does it feel too heavy as well. When driving the Nissan Qashqai, the pickup of the vehicle is smooth and with the new safety features implemented in all Nissan vehicles such as the Note E-power, and the Kicks E-power, the car gives a sense of safety and satisfaction like no other.
What I likeThe driving experience of Qashqai is highly recommended for Singapore and Malaysia driving.Steering, accelerating and braking are very smooth and you can feel they're are much more power in the engine that can be tapped for higher speed which are not necessarily needed on our roads but welcomed nonetheless.This coupled with safety features such as blind spot assist and adaptive cruise control makes driving an enjoyable experience. The car interior feels luxurious, very spacious and the reverse cams makes parking easy especially due to the higher seating of an SUV.The panoramic moonroof is another unique feature, I'm sure the kids and your passengers will be wow by this.Exterior of the car looks modern and classier compared to Gen 2 and other Korean/Japanese SUVs on the road. Personally I think only continental SUVs looks better then Gen 3 Qashqai today. What I do not likeThe wireless Apple CarPlay have a nasty habit of disconnecting half way during your drive. Different iPhones in the household experienced the same.The heads-ups display is supposed to show sound track, directional arrows projected on your windscreen from maps but so far only speed limit info are shown. I have played with the system many times and "On" Those features but it's not showing up for some reasons.
It might not have the advantage of the e-POWER drivetrain as in the rest of Nissan's lineup, but you really won't be wanting for more torque or cabin quiet in this Qashqai.
This Nissan Qashqai comes with a new exterior design that is one quantum leap from its predecessor.Tasty details include the sharp head lights, V-motion grille, and the sleek treatment of the sheet metal all around.
Acknowledged as the model that started the crossover segment, the Qashqai is one of the most popular crossovers not just in Singapore, but globally, too. Nissan has imbued it with the right blend of spaciousness, comfort, approachability and looks, and buyers have responded accordingly.

So, rather than tweak the formula, Nissan stuck with it and improved the ingredients. The latest Qashqai gets plaudits for its upmarket and well-equipped interior, with eye-catching graphics for both the instrument panel and infotainment system.

Choose the Prestige variant and you also get a heads-up display, a Bose audio system with 10 speakers and a subwoofer, plus Nappa leather upholstery. These are amenities you'd normally find on premium or luxury models.

Also on-board is a suite of safety features that includes Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning. These make the Qashqai more secure than ever, which is a key consideration for families.

In terms of performance, the Qashqai gets a turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder capable of 156bhp and a stout 270Nm of torque, figures that deliver a sprightly 0-100km/h time of 9.2 seconds. And, unlike other CVT-equipped cars, the one in the Qashqai's is impressively refined.

Ride quality is another of the Qashqai's strong points, with the pliant suspension soaking up undulations and keeping passengers comfy. In all, the Nissan Qashqai is a compelling package that deserves the award for Crossover of the Year.