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.
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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
|Midnight Edition||automatic||$36,200 (+$300)|