- Power and performance plus lower emissions from state-of-the-art new diesel –
- Advanced new 1.6-litre diesel engine brings enhanced efficiency to Qashqai and Qashqai+2
- 119g/km emissions from new 1.6 dCi PURE DRIVE engine with Stop / Start system, delivering:
- High levels of power (130PS) and torque (320Nm) for excellent driving dynamics
- 31% improvement in combined fuel economy versus 2.0l dCi
As part of this strategy Nissan is introducing a new PURE DRIVE version of the top selling Qashqai equipped with a new state-of-the-art 1.6 dCi engine.
The new power plant replaces the previous 2.0 dCi with a more efficient engine that not only delivers lower emissions and considerably improved levels of fuel economy but which offers the same level of performance as the bigger unit.
The new engine and Stop / Start System has been a joint development between Europe and Japan with Alliance Partner Renault concentrating on the engine and Nissan perfecting the automatic cut off system. It had been originally hoped to introduce the two elements at the same time. When coupled with Nissan’s Stop / Start system CO2 emissions are
further reduced to 119 g/km.
Unfortunately the tragic earthquake which affected Japan so badly at the start of the year has led to a short delay in the manufacture of the Stop / Start System’s electronic components. As a result, Qashqai models built between now and December and powered by the new engine will not have Stop / Start. But even without the system, CO2 emissions are a still impressive 129g/km. From January production, however, Stop / Start System will become a standard feature.
“The new Alliance 1.6 dCi engine is such a significant development that we decided not to wait for the Stop / Start System before launching the car. Lowering emissions is a priority at Nissan and it was felt better to reap the benefits of the dCi engine as soon as we could,” said Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Europe.
The compact engine, which displaces 1598cc, is a state-of-the-art unit with more than 30 patents registered representing an investment of €230 million.