$1M QUES­TION

Herald Sun - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE CONFIDENTIAL - Paul Gover

SUV buy­ers will soon face a $1 mil­lion ques­tion — the Dualis or the Qashqai? There’s no prize, be­cause $1 mil­lion is what it costs to get a new name go­ing in Aus­tralia. Toy­ota learned the hard way when it moved from Echo to Yaris for its baby car. It spent big to en­sure peo­ple knew what was hap­pen­ing, but had the ad­van­tage of back­ing from head­quar­ters in Ja­pan — which had de­manded the switch — when the bills came in. Now Nis­san has de­cided it’s time to dump the Dualis name and go for Qashqai — pro­nounced Kash-kigh — in Aus­tralia.

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