Nissan Australia has increased the pricing of the Qashqai small SUV, which was updated in February.
A $300 price rise has been applied across the Qashqai range, meaning it now starts at $28,290 plus on-road costs and reaches $38,790.
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Nissan Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30 rival’s standard specification.
“The challenging position of the Australian dollar – and the subsequent impact on exchange rates – has impacted the cost of vehicle imports,” they said. “As a result, we have made some price adjustments, effective August 1, 2020.”
For reference, the Qashqai is available in four grades: entry-level ST, mid-range ST+ and ST-L, and flagship Ti.
All Qashqai variants are powered by a 106kW/200Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which drives the front wheels only.
The ST = is available with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while all the other grades are exclusively mated to the latter.
2021 Nissan Qashqai pricing before on-road costs