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New Nissan Qashqai 2021 pricing and specs detailed: Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30 rival now dearer

The Qashqai now costs more to buy.

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

VariantTransmissionCost
STmanual$28,290 (+$300)
STautomatic$30,290 (+$300)
ST+automatic$32,290 (+$300)
ST-Lautomatic$34,300 (+$300)
Tiautomatic$38,790 (+$300)