Clever Stuff

You get quite a package for your money when buying a Qashqai+2 Tekna 4x4 - not least its clever all-wheel drive system, a version of Nissans All-Mode set-up that's electronically controlled rather than using the dual hydraulic pumps of some rivals. Under normal conditions, it operates in front-wheel drive to help save on fuel - but as soon as any wheel slippage is detected, a centre clutch in the rear final drive is electronically activated and drive is correctly apponioned between front and rear axles.

Does it work? Yes - and reassuringly well. Our time with the Qashqai+2 coincided with some grim winter conditions out on the roads, and the extra traction and grip offered by


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