Nissan Qashqai

Americans who have heard of it refer to it as a mini-Murano, the Japanese market knows it as a Dualis. Designed in London, built in Sunderland, and named for a nomadic people from southwestern Iran, the Nissan Qashqai, which is offered in European, Asian, and Middle Eastern markets, is perfect example of a compact crossover car. It has the soul of a coupe and the flexibility of a hatchback.
Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai is featured with a choice of four engines, two gasoline (petrol) and two diesel. The 1.5-litre diesel engine provides 106 horsepower and 240Nm of torque while the 2.0-litre puts out 150 hp and 320Nm of torque. The petrol engines offer 115 horsepower and 160Nm of torque in a 1.6-litre model, or 140hp and 200Nm in the 2.0-litre version.
Aggressive front look
In addition there is an array of gearbox options, including five-speed and six-speed manual, six-speed automatic and CVT. Both the diesel and petrol versions of the 2-litre engine are available with Nissan’s all-wheel drive system.
Stylish rear design
Don’t let the 4×4 option fool you, however. Despite the fact that the Nissan Qashqai is taller and has more clearance than a true hatchback, the all-wheel drive option is there for additional road safety – this car is meant for street use. 

Multimedia system with reverse camera

As well as being taller than the average hatchback, the Nissan Qashqai is also about 100mm longer (though it is still roughly 150 mm shorter than most SUV’s), and a bit wider, with a wheelbase of 2630mm, and a 1780mm width.
Lovely rear lights
These slightly larger dimensions are enhanced by the sporty feel of the interior, which has a raised main console and instrument panels that are deeply recessed. 
Simple cockpit
It’s now available in Kenya from DT. Dobie. In the UK the Qashqai is on sale at starting price of £16,595 (Around Kshs. 4 million).