Great Condition Throughout | Drives WellTHE DETAILS
The Nissan Dualis is the Japanese version of the Qashqai small SUV sold in New Zealand The Dualis is a nice sportish SUV paired with a smooth transmission. Compact, and at only 2.0l the Dualis isn't too heavy on fuel like its bigger brother which is perfect considering fuel prices at the moment.
The Dualis is styled very much like a small hatchback, with the height of the body hidden by the use of black plastic on the lower parts of the car. It has large, chunky wheel arches with relatively small 16-inch alloy wheels.
ON THE ROAD
The Dualis is available with only one engine and transmission choice a 2-litre four-cylinder petrol matched to a CVT automatic.
The engine produces 104kW and 193Nm. While it feels quick enough for around-town duties and on the open road. The CVT automatic transmission is very smooth and does not rev the engine too hard. It can be shifted manually.
The Dualis is one of the better handling SUVs available. It is very car-like to drive with nicely weighted and direct steering. The engine is reasonably quiet and you hear little road noise in the cabin. The ride comfort is excellent and city street bumps are absorbed well. The brakes are very effective. A tight 10.6m turning circle is impressive and handy in city carparks.
The Dualis is reliable and features a timing chain that will not require regular replacement.