If the Nissan Rogue and the Versa Note had a baby, it would be the all-new Nissan Qashqai. Although hard to pronounce (it’s cash-ky, by the way), this compact crossover combines the best of 4×4 styling, with the running costs of a hatchback. So far, it’s been a blast to introduce to the community, but there’s still an element of mystery surrounding the newest addition to Nissan’s lineup.

So what do you need to know about the all-new compact crossover? We break it down below.

It’s been killing it in Japan and Australia since 2006

The South Pacific has been loving the Qashqai for over a decade. Sure, it goes by a different name in Australia – there it goes by Dualis – but none the less it’s a best seller. In Japan, the Qashqai has been Nissan’s best seller for over a decade. Since released in 2006, it’s gone through a few facelifts and updates, but under the hood, she’s largely remained the same.

It’s built for urban living

The Qashqai is the ultimate urban crossover.  The off-road styling cues, elevated driving position, high roof, and optional all-wheel drive scream SUV. But its engine, compact size, and fuel economy are all characteristics of a traditional hatchback. The SUV-meet-hatchback is perfect for the urban jungle. The Qashqai is easy to park, has a killer turn radius, and has enough space for the whole crew.

It’s fun to drive

With 141-horsepower and a small, but mighty 2.0-litre engine, drivers will have a blast driving this compact crossover. Plus, with standard features like Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free, a 5-inch monitor display, and a rear view backup camera, you’ll feel comfortable and safe along the way.

It’s mega affordable

Starting at just $19,998, the Qashqai is as affordable as it is stylish. Plus, its fuel economy – 10L/100km city and 8L/100km highway – mean the Qashqai won’t break the bank to drive.

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