Not quite as exclusive as it seems

Cologne, 25 July 2016

At the Geneva Auto Show in the spring of 2016, there was to see premium variants of the Nissan Qashqai and X-trail. The special model should emphasize Black Edition the premium aspects of the Qashqai, which is available now. Where the name is somewhat misleading, because the car is not only available in black.

Not only in black

In addition to a black metallic is a White Pearl effect paint of choice. Too bad the matte black paint, which was in Geneva, is not offered, because she fit well to the rounded, muscular forms of the Qashqai, anyway, better than to cars with sharp edges like some competing seat Ateca. Unabhängg has the Black Edition black 19-inch alloy wheels, as well as the black door sills of the painting. This is a silver Underride Protection (or an imitation of thereof) front and rear.

Top equipment and a little more

The Special Edition is based on the top Tekna equipment and has already LED headlights, an electrically adjustable driver's seat, a two zone climate control, a Navi with seven inch touch screen, an all-round system and a silver roof rails. The Special Edition black full leather seating, heated front windscreen and "Nissan Safety Shield" are added. This security package contains a dead angle detector, a motion detection, a drowsiness detection and a Einpark Wizard.

Exclusively with 130 HP diesel

As motorization is available only the 130-HP diesel engine. It is combined with a CVT automatic transmission with a six speed gearbox or optional 1.6 dCi. Those who opt for the all-wheel-drive version, she gets only with circuit.

Similar car from the Configurator

The Special Edition is limited to 3,360 units in Europe. This is to emphasize the exclusivity, Nissan says. But who gets no special model, can put together a similar vehicle from the series price list to. The standard Qashqai 1.6 dCi Tekna is listed there with 32.450 euro. The value of the three mentioned extras and the metallic paint finish (together 2.330 euro) results in 34.780 euros. This corresponds to almost precisely the price, the Nissan for the Edition model required: it is available from 34,800 euros. The black wheels, the underrun protection and the door sills are then so to speak free edition model. (sl)