• May 14th 2007 at 6:03PM
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If we told you that a seven-seat Nissan was on its way with a turbo-diesel option, inoffensive looks, and a reasonable price tag, you'd think it was too good to be true. Well, it actually is true if you live in Europe, where the Qashqai currently serves as Nissan's soft-roader. For now, however, there is only room for five, but the folks over at Car Online have shots of an extended Qashqai with an additional eight inches of length beyond the b-pillar that provides room for a third row of seats.
Judging by the lack of incognito camo, this crossover looks to be well on its way to market, and it will be powered by a 115-hp 1.6L engine, as wellas both the Qashqai's 2.0L gasoline and turbo-diesel engines. An additional £1,500 is tacked on for the added 200mm, which brings the base price up to £15,000. We can plainly see the additional length of the Qashqai vs. the standard wheelbase version, but it's still hard to believe two people can sit in the small area that makes up that third row of seats. We're guessing the aft-most bench will be akin to the benches in the Toyota RAV-4 and Mitsubishi Outlander, meaning only little people and children need apply.

[Source: Car Magazine]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Qashqai is due here in Australia (as the 'Dualis') in late 2007 and there is already strong interest in it. Australian fuel prices (higher than US but cheaper than UK) will make it a popular alternative to many SUVs here, most of which are much larger and have larger capacity engines. The possibility of seven seats will only add to its likely popularity.
      • 8 Years Ago
      it's not better than Murano, it's a CR-V, Vue type competitor which is soon to come to the US with a slightly different nose,

      and that's not a Tribeca nose, just look at the late 80's early 90's Pathfinder - that the type of grill they used to have - Nissan has always tried to put that large front tooth on many products over the years
      • 8 Years Ago
      Inoffensive it is. The diesel variant packs quite a punch in the torque department at 320Nm @ 2,000rpm. Although 2,000rpm is a surprisingly surprisingly late peak for an oil-burner.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How's this better than a Murano? Two extra seats fit for hobbits only?
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you were going to steal a nose, why'd you steal the Tribeca's?