Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers even more, so it’s not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the owner does not feel like in a Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit /8pEmosNCM7MFUHpwhUC82d9n from Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame. Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them.I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers are even more so, so it’s not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the owner does not feel like in a Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit /8pEmosNCM7MFUHpwhUC82d9n from Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame. Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them.I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers are even more so, so it’s not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the owner does not feel like in a Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit /8pEmosNCM7MFUHpwhUC82d9n from Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame. Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them.I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?
  • Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.

Nissan Qashqai test. Balanced crossover?

Nissan Qashqai is the brand's sales leader in Russia in 2019. Last year, Nissan managed to sell 25,158 cars of this model, which, according to AUTOSTAT, allowed Qashqai to enter the TOP-25 best-selling models on the Russian market. Why do compatriots have such love for the Nissan Qashqai, let's figure it out in this test.

Our compatriots love crossovers, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers even more, so it’s not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the owner does not feel like in a Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the middle configuration QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit https://cars45.com.gh/8pEmosNCM7MFUHpwhUC82d9n from Yandex.Auto. The price of such a version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

Crossovers are loved by our compatriots, and crossovers from Japanese manufacturers are even more so, so it’s not even surprising that the Nissan Qashqai is in the TOP-25 best-selling cars in our market. The Japanese model looks fresh, offers a good range of options, comes in seven fixed trim levels, and the price starts at 1,250,000 rubles. The initial, cheapest equipment with mechanics and front-wheel drive, of course, looks modest, although it already has dual-zone climate control, an audio system with Bluetooth and 6 speakers, a heated windshield, an adjustable steering column in two planes, and all the most basic so that the owner does not feel like in a Zhiguli. On our test, we had a Qashqai in the average configuration of QE Yandex, with a decent set of options and, most importantly, a head unit https://cars45.com.gh/8pEmosNCM7MFUHpwhUC82d9n https://cars45.com.gh/8pEmosNCM7MFUHpwhUC82d9n with Yandex.Auto. The price of this version today is 1,750,000 rubles.

The design of the car is pleasant, unlike previous generations, the new Nissan Qashqai has ceased to be a kind of puffy, it has slightly stretched out and matured, so it will appeal not only to the young, but also to the older generation. Moreover, with all the changes, the car inherited the features of its predecessors, so it is easy to guess that it belongs to the Qashqai family. But yes, the touch of Japanese design has also been preserved in the latest generation of the model, so those who cannot stand the “Asianism” will most likely not like the car.

The interior is calm without frills, I might even call it slightly outdated, but at the same time it has similar features with other models of the Japanese brand, and even has something in common with the interiors of cars of the premium brand Infiniti, which belongs to Nissan. According to the materials, everything is visually good, but if you start to feel every millimeter of space, you understand that for the most part the parts are made of oak plastic, albeit not the worst in quality. There is an artificial leather insert on the front panel, it makes the panel more interesting, and besides, it distracts your attention from the rest of the plastic elements of the car interior. There are also soft pads, also covered with artificial leather, at the bottom of the central tunnel, as well as on the door armrests, so the Japanese took care of the comfort of the driver and front passenger. In general, everything in Qashqai is probably done to balance price / quality, visually beautiful, not disgusting to the touch, so for a crossover for 1.5 million just right.

The main electronic component of our Nissan Qashqai configuration is, of course, the head unit with Yandex.Auto pre-installed from the factory. A system with a decent 8” touch screen allows you to run Yandex.Navigator, as well as a couple of other company services. Inside there is an LTE modem with a SIM card already installed, and if I'm not mistaken, the owner has access to 2 GB of free traffic per month for a year. On the one hand, this is not much, on the other hand, it should be enough for navigation and services to work, unless, of course, you stick to YouTube. Not enough - it doesn't matter, you can distribute the Internet from your smartphone by connecting the car to it via Wi-Fi.

The system does not work very fast, the voice assistant is for some reason truncated in its capabilities, and instead of Yandex.Music, the Yandex.Radio application is preinstalled. In the comments to the video on this system on YouTube, either Yandex fans or their employees came, but several people began to convince me that Nissan was to blame. Like, they install their own hardware, make all sorts of restrictions, and in general, our Yandex only handed over the software to them. I don’t even know about the hardware, but on the official Nissan website, this configuration includes the following information: “Yandex.Auto multifunctional multimedia system”, which implies the direct participation of Yandex in the development of this system. In addition, Nissan's own Connect 2.0 system does not come with an 8”, but a 7” screen, so the heads are clearly different. And even if we assume that the company installed the system on the finished hardware of the automaker, then at least it was necessary to optimize it properly to work with it. And in general, of course, a strange attitude towards customers, two large companies have entered into a partnership agreement and, as a result, they are giving customers a product that clearly needs more work.

I suggest you watch our video, where you can clearly see how the system works:

What I thank Nissan and Yandex for in this case is the presence of Yandex.Navigator, which leads along the route well, without delays and any other difficulties. Still, it’s convenient when this system is already in the car’s head unit and you don’t need to hang up your phone for this or connect it to the system and use Yandex.Auto with crutches, as, for example, in Renault Arkana.