Nissan’s second crossover album goes platinum, however a light-weight refresh and a few added extras have to carry off the Qashqai from the Seat Ateca and Skoda Kodiaq The primary technology Nissan Qashqai was a platinum smash hit all through its six-year lifecycle, and even remained one of many prime 10 most offered vehicles in 2013 regardless of a pointy rise in competitors.It wasn’t the primary crossover, however was among the many first to faucet into the idea from a mainstream, family-size and reasonably priced standpoint. That, within the UK at the very least, it additionally changed the Primera and Almera in 2007 reveals the extent to which Nissan had wager all its chips on a single hand.A decade down the road, the gamble higher resembles a masterstroke – even when it leaves the second technology model with the powerful activity of carrying on within the tyre tracks solid by its predecessor.Nonetheless, the omens have been good. Like Volkswagen remodeling its Golf or Ford fettling the Focus, it appeared on paper as if little had been left to likelihood – or, certainly, dramatically modified. 5 years and a 2017 facelift later, the second-gen Qashqai has remarkably continued the success of the unique and managed to maintain the burgeoning competitors at bay, with none with the ability to maintain a candle to till Seat ruined the get together with its fashionable and enjoyable to drive Ateca.The facelift noticed the Japanese producer give attention to improved plushness, with enhancements made to the design, end, gear and refinement. There at the moment are 5 trim ranges on provide, beginning with the comparatively well-equipped Visia mannequin, rising by Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and the range-topping Tekna+. There are two petrol engines: a 1.2-litre, 113bhp four-cylinder and a 1.6-litre 160bhp four-cylinder, plus two diesels: the acquainted 109bhp 1.5-litre Nissan shares with Renault, and a 128bhp 1.6-litre unit.All include a six-speed handbook gearbox as commonplace, though the 1.2 DIG-T and the 1.6-litre diesel are additionally provided with a CVT. These after four-wheel drive can solely select the best powered diesel paired with a handbook ‘field.Convincingly remodeling your best-selling automobile is the key of being a profitable automobile maker, and if by the tip of this evaluate Nissan has managed it, the triumph is as soon as once more indebted to homegrown experience.