Nissan has announced that Qashqai models specified with 18” alloy wheels will now benefit from factory-fitted low resistance tyres. These deliver improved efficiency and reduced cost of ownership across the range.
The special tyre design means CO2 and fuel consumption figures now match those of the Qashqai’s 17” alloy wheel size, saving £130 in VED payments on some models, with lower Benefit in Kind (BIK) across the line-up.
The update presents an enhanced offer for fleet and business users, with all Qashqais equipped with 18” alloys gaining a 1% BIK improvement. On selected models this means BIK is as low as 19%, with combined fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg.
The improved efficiency of the tyres means dCi 110 engines on Acenta with Premium Pack, N-Connecta and N-Vision grades now deliver CO2 emissions of just 99g/km. DiG-T 115 and dCi 130 4WD versions now emit 129g/km, which means they’re exempt from VED in the first year, saving customers £130.
Kieran McMenamin, Category Manager for Qashqai at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, said: “The Qashqai has always offered a great balance of style, technology and affordability. Therefore, we’re delighted we’re improving the model yet again with these wheel improvements. They will reduce cost of ownership, improve environmental credentials and add presence with the slightly larger alloy size.”