According to Green NCAP testing, the Nissan Qashqai SUV struggles with increased fuel consumption during dynamic highway driving and higher speeds.
Nissan The Qashqai SUV, which has just been introduced as one of the Japanese automaker’s upcoming models in India, could well be one of the cleanest cars on Indian roads. The SUV recently underwent testing at Green NCAP, an agency that certifies a vehicle’s environmental performance from energy efficiency and pollution. Qahsqai is back with an average rating of 2.5 stars in recent testing. It also scores 7/10 on the clean air index, which means it will be less polluting despite being a petrol car.
The Qashqai SUV tested by Green NCAP has a 1.3-liter turbocharged DIG-T petrol engine under the hood, paired with a CVT gearbox and is capable of producing a maximum capacity of 158 horsepower. After testing, Green NCAP concluded, “The vehicle presents a well-functioning pollutant control system with potential for improvement, especially with respect to currently uncontrolled NH3 emissions. Good results in the laboratory can also be easily reproduced on the street, significantly reducing the impact of the vehicle’s internal combustion engine on air quality. “
According to Green NCAP, the Nissan Qashqai SUV tends to struggle with increased fuel consumption during dynamic highway driving and higher speeds. The test results in fuel economy of about 6.7 liters per 100 km in real-world situations. However, the road test concluded that the Qashqai’s fuel efficiency was relatively better than that of a petrol SUV, coming back with a score close to 4 out of 10.
In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the Qashqai scored just 2.1 out of 10. It performed poorly during highway testing conducted by Green NCAP.
The Nissan Qashqai, introduced in India earlier this month, comes with a hybrid version called e-POWER. It features a 12v mild-hybrid system that uses the motor to generate electricity, while the front wheels are driven by an electric motor, providing more linear power delivery and no loss of power. The engine is capable of generating 158 hp and 270 Nm of torque and is mated to either a manual (2WD) or an Xtronic automatic transmission.
First published date: October 31, 2022, 12:08 PM IST