NISSAN QASHQAI TI CVT
The top-spec model gets a solid features list — 19-inch alloy wheels, touchscreen satnav and six-speaker USB/Bluetooth audio, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control (but no rear vents), leather trim highlights, tinted rear windows and fixed panoramic glass roof. Nissan has a 52 per cent resale rating, three years/100,000km warranty and capped servicing up to six years/120,000km.
VERDICT Built from the groundg up p as an SUV, the QashqaiQ q impressesp and will build on the solid Dualis foundation. The Trax getsg the powerplant it probably needed all along but still falls short of the better-developed opposition, making up ground on price.