Nissan releases more details on new Sunderland-built Qashqai

f Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, at the launch of firm's new Qashqai model
f Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, at the launch of firm's new Qashqai model
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NISSAN has revealed how much drivers can expect to pay for a new Sunderland-built Qashqai.

The car giant unveiled the second generation of its two million-selling success to an audience of around 400 journalists last week.

Global CEO Carlos Ghosn was at the event in London and told the audience the new Qashqai built on the strengths that made the original such a success.

“The second generation model is new from the ground up. It is sleeker, larger, lower and roomier,” he said.

Nissan has confirmed the Qashqai will go on sale in January, with prices starting at less than £18,000 for the most basic model.

The car is again available in four grades: Visia; Acenta; Acenta Premium; and Tekna.

Visia models, from £17,595, come with a range of features including automatic air conditioning, Hill Start Assist, five-inch colour HD infotainment screen, Chassis Control, and Speed Limiter/Cruise control.

Acenta models, from £19,145, boast dual-zone automatic air conditioning and safety equipment including front fog lamps, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers.

Both Visia and Acenta models offer the option of a Smart Vision Pack (£450) that adds Nissan’s advanced Safety Shield system.

Acenta Premium models start from £20,995 and feature new NissanConnect infotainment system with DAB radio, rear view camera, Front Collision Avoidance, High Beam Assist and Lane Departure Warning.

Tekna models start from £23,145 and have Bi-LED headlamps, Safety Shield, heated seats, and front and rear parking sensors.