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Old 14th July 2013, 07:27   #31
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So, according to the report its a 7 seater Qashqai .Which is Quashqai +2 .

The 5 seater Quashqai which has a shorter wheelbase and smaller in length as compared to Quashqai+2.

Quashqai has been successful in europe giving tough competition to CR-V & RAV 4.

If its the Quashqai then it would be competing with the CR-V,X1,Q3 . If its the Quashqai+2 at the price of CR-V,Q3,Xi and the fortuner ,IMO it would be a good move by Nissan.
Qashqai is not a natural replacement for the X Trail. If they bring in the Murano then that would be the correct replacement for the X Trail.
It is from one size segment lower and will play in the Yeti's space.

As an aside, I was recently in Indonesia and saw large numbers of Nissan Jukes running about.
Now there is a perfect EcoSport or Yeti or Duster competitor!

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As per ACI latest report (Aug 2013 issue), Nissan is pushing for an late 2014 launch of the Qashqai for the Indian market

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As per ACI latest report (Aug 2013 issue), Nissan is pushing for an late 2014 launch of the Qashqai for the Indian market

Isnt it rather too late in the life cycle of the car to arrive in the end of 2014? Its been around for a 5 years or so overseas.
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Isnt it rather too late in the life cycle of the car to arrive in the end of 2014? Its been around for a 5 years or so overseas.
True ! But the X Trail has been in India since too long as well and looks too old to even be considered as an option against its competition.

The upcoming Qashqai (as a X Trail replacement) is an all new variant, here's another speculated render of the production model;

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Qashqai is not a natural replacement for the X Trail. If they bring in the Murano then that would be the correct replacement for the X Trail.
It is from one size segment lower and will play in the Yeti's space.
Not really. The Murano is actually one segment above the XTrail, at least here in the Australian market. All the Murano trims come with a V6 engine. Instead the Qashqai which I think is the equivalent of the Dualis in the Australian market lies more or less in the XTrail segment. In fact the Qashqai looks like the Dualis+2 model which is a 7 seater here. The Dualis is a 5 seater. Both versions are powered by the 2 L 4 cylinder petrol with one trim of the Dualis having a 1.6 L diesel which I think makes it a tad under-powered for these roads here but maybe good enough for India. The XTrail has both the 2 L and the 2.5 L options in petrol. It also has a 2 L diesel which is more popular with the 4WD enthusiasts.
The XTrail competes directly with the Mazda CX5 and the Toyota RAV4 here with the Mazda CX5 being the segment leader even with its paltry 150 mm GC. The XTrail comes in at second and the RAV4 at third.

Interestingly Nissan's India site is now announcing the Terrano http://nissanterrano.in/ which looks exactly like the Dualis+2. Even the alloys seem to be the same. If it is the same one, it will be priced definitely in XTrail territory like the way it is here.
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Instead the Qashqai which I think is the equivalent of the Dualis in the Australian market lies more or less in the XTrail segment. In fact the Qashqai looks like the Dualis+2 model which is a 7 seater here. The Dualis is a 5 seater.
Dualis is indeed the Qashqai. The Qashqai is known as Dualis in Australia and Japan.
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Looks pretty much like a cross between the duster and the X1! waiting to see the interiors, features & technical specs.
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Terrano as shown on the Nissan India site looks suspiciously like a Duster in disguise, with modified tail lights. The Dualis/Quashqai seem to be more curvier than the squarish design unveiled on the Terrano website.

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Terrano as shown on the Nissan India site looks suspiciously like a Duster in disguise, with modified tail lights. The Dualis/Quashqai seem to be more curvier than the squarish design unveiled on the Terrano website.
IT IS THE DUSTER IN DUSTER IN DISGUISE. Gotta say thought that I like its looks (at least in some very impressionable artist's impression)
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In Dubai as per the newspaper ad I saw last night, they are offering a lucky draw each week to all Renault buyers, where the buyer stands to win a free Duster each week!

Its a fine thing when vehicles like the Duster have reached 'free gift' status in developed markets and are still being sold at monser size premia in India!

We were holidaying on Ile Maurice these last few days and the sheer number of Nissan Qashqais, VW Tiguans, Touaregs and Ford Kugas I saw were amazing.
That country is pretty much like a 'better quality Sri Lanka' so I guess that the vehicle offerings would be pretty similar. If only some of these vehicles would be made available to us here too. I am sure buck for buck in terms of purchasing power, India can easily match these countries!
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Nissan is reportedly working hard to bring in the Euro-market Qashqai crossover to sit above the Terrano in the company’s Indian. Speculated launch in early 2014.

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The best part, though, is while the Duster and Terrano are upgraded versions of a budget SUV, the Qashqai has been designed from the word go as a premium product, so you can expect good quality and lots of equipmentline-up.
http://www.autocarindia.com/News/352...r-india.aspx/2
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Nissan is under pressure.But already at the IAA 2013 is Nissan exhibit a potential successor to the X-Trail. Is this the new X- trail - Nissan Rouge?
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Unlike its predecessor, which still presented quite edgy, the next generation comes with considerably more rounded and numerous beads.
The wheel arches are flared to the stylish nose has no longer as flat and chiseled in stone. Nevertheless, the new X-Trail is to be a true off-roader and not as soft flushed SUV, even if a basic version should come with front wheel drive.
The first patent drawings from the network still show a discordantlines.

Cheers!

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Nissan is under pressure.But already at the exhibit a potential successor to the X-Trail. Is this the new X- trail - Nissan Rouge?
I'd think an SUV would be called the Rogue rather than the girly Rouge
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2014 Nissan X-Trail (Nissan Rogue) will be produced in 9 global locations.

Apart from US and Korea ( Renault-Samsung tie up),auto reporters predict these would include Kyushu (Japan), St Petersburg (Russia), Zhengzhou (China), and Oragadam (India). Nissan has factories in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia which can be used to assemble cars from one of the main plants to escape the heavy tariff on imported vehicles.


http://indianautosblog.com/2013/09/2...oduction-97170
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Qashqai & new X-Trail are leading contenders for India.

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Since the current Nissan Qashqai is due to be replaced by early 2014, it makes no sense for the company to introduce it in India. However, we have reason to believe that the next generation model would certainly be seen in our country. The Qashqai would be positioned above the Terrano and would compete with the Mahindra XUV500.
http://indianautosblog.com/2013/10/n...l-india-100595
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