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2021 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs detailed: MG ZS, Hyundai Kona, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-30, Kia Seltos and Toyota C-HR rival gets dearer

The Qashqai has become more expensive ahead of a new-generation model.

Nissan Australia’s second-generation Qashqai small SUV now costs more to buy.

For the second time in eight months, the Qashqai received a $300 price rise in April, with its range now kicking off from $28,590 plus on-road costs for the manual ST and topping out at $39,090 for the automatic Ti (see full pricing table below).

A Nissan Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no changes were made to the MG ZS, Hyundai Kona, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-30, Kia Seltos and Toyota C-HR rival’s standard specification.

Instead, the usual external factors, including exchange-rate pressures, were behind the small SUV’s latest pricing adjustment.

Like before, the Qashqai is available in four grades: entry-level ST, mid-range ST+ and ST-L, and flagship Ti, while the limited Midnight Edition slots in between the latter two.

Either way, all variants are powered by a 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which drives the front wheels.

The ST is offered with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the other grades are exclusively mated to the latter.

As reported, the third-generation Qashqai was revealed in February, with it expected to launch locally by the end of first quarter of next year.

2021 Nissan Qashqai pricing before on-road costs

STmanual$28,590 (+$300)
STautomatic$30,590 (+$300)
ST+automatic$32,590 (+$300)
ST-Lautomatic$34,600 (+$300)
Midnight Editionautomatic$36,200 (+$300)
Tiautomatic$39,090 (+$300)