68 Plate Nissan Qashqai Tekna vs Tekna Plus
Published Date: 2nd Jul 2018
The Tekna and Tekna+ are Nissan’s top-grade models of their ever-popular Crossover vehicle, the Qashqai. It’s the best-selling Crossover in the UK, Nissan’s flagship model in their range and you will see a lot of them on UK roads.
So, what is the secret to the success of the Qashqai in a very competitive segment with new rival Crossover models entering the fray all the time? For starters, it’s a near perfect blend of stylish looks, excellent build quality both inside and out, very good handling and a smooth ride even on bumpy urban roads, there’s also plenty of tech, gadgets and equipment across the range to please everyone.
68 Plate Nissan Tekna & Tekna+ Engines
All of the engines are smooth and quiet, although the more powerful diesel does roar a little and provides some minor cabin noise when being worked.
Petrol engines are a 1.2 (DIG-T 115) available with either a manual or xtronic automatic transmission and a 1.6 (DIG-T 163) available with the option of manual transmission only. The 1.2 is fine if you’re not driving with a full load of passengers or on long motorway journeys regularly whilst the 1.6 petrol does offer a lot of punch around town (0-62mph in 8.9 seconds).
The diesels are a 1.5 (DCI 110) or 1.6 (DCI 130), as already mentioned the 1.6 can be a little noisy and our pick for everyday use is the 1.5 diesel which provides great economy figures (CO2 emission of just 99g/km and combined fuel economy of 74mpg). It also has enough torque to pull a full load of passengers and luggage, the only drawback maybe for you is that it’s only available with manual transmission.
The 1.6 diesel is available with either manual or xtronic automatic transmission and with 2WD or 4WD offering more pulling power with the trade of some extra cabin noise. The 1.6 manual is still pretty good on running costs with CO2 emissions down at 122g/km and combined fuel economy at 64mpg if you need the 4WD or automatic transmission then running costs will be higher.
68 Plate Nissan Tekna & Tekna+ Equipment & Specs
As you’d expect with the top-two trim-levels, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to equipment, comfort, safety and entertainment. You get Nissan's state-of-the-art ‘NissanConnect EVO’ 7-inch infotainment system with premium BOSE sound system, Bluetooth, CD player, DAB radio and sat nav, front and rear electric windows, dual zone climate control. cruise control, speed limiter, front heated seats plus a whole lot more. You can view Tekna models full specs here or for the Tekna+ models here.
Exterior styling includes 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and rear roof spoiler.
Safety features and aids include front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera and the safety shield plus pack which includes: Intelligent Park Assist, Intelligent Driver Alertness, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Key Differences Between Tekna and Tekna+ Models
The Tekna model has part leather interior whilst the Tekna+ offers full premium Nappa leather interior. On Tekna models you get an electrically adjustable drivers seat whilst the Tekna+ offers driver and front passenger electrically adjustable seats with a memory function for the driver’s seat. The Tekna+ also offers a glass panoramic roof with electric shade, dark headlining and silver mirror caps.
You can compare a full range of Nissan Qashqai models and deals here.