One of the spunkiest SUV-type designs boasting plenty of room and plenty of power in the SUV market is gracefully displayed in the all new Nissan Dualis 2WD Hatch. Style oozes out of the car from every angle. It’s all about balance and symmetry, and the Nissan Dualis 2WD Hatch is one exceptionally designed machine.
Balance and symmetry can’t happen if a car’s design is too fat and overweight. Totally the opposite to a picture of a fat man eating fish and chips, is a superbly fit athlete. Take for example a professional tennis player or soccer player; they just aren’t carrying any unwanted bulk around with them. Like a finely honed athlete, the Nissan Dualis 2WD Hatch is in superb shape. Elegant lines, graceful alloys – all the beauty is there. This is a well-dressed machine that is a nimble performer in the city streets and on the motorway.
Inside the Nissan Dualis 2WD Hatch the interior carries the style that the exterior displays, and refines it for occupant comfort. Seating is sumptuous, and has been well crafted to fit the occupant body perfectly. The Nissan Dualis 2WD ST model has plush charcoal cloth seat material, while the Ti model boasts well-dressed black leather. Again, the seats in the Nissan Dualis 2WD don’t look overweight – and this is a good thing because there is better cabin space inside the Nissan Dualis 2WD than in most vehicles in the same light SUV bracket.
Driving ergonomics are first class. It is very easy to get oneself comfortable and perfectly poised for a long journey behind the wheel of the Nissan Dualis 2WD. The very readable dials and clear instrumentation make the Nissan Dualis 2WD easy to live with, and they aid the driver’s ability to keep their attention on the road ahead – instead of trying to figure out what speed the fan is on.
Nice to drive, the Nissan Dualis 2WD has plenty of refined get-up-and-go from the 2-litre petrol engine pumping out 102 kW of power. Torque is a versatile 198 Nm and can be located through a six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.
The Nissan Dualis 2WD sits nicely on the road and never feels out of shape – even at above motorway speeds. A multi-link rear suspension set-up aids the vehicle’s precise handling and high-speed stability. There is an absence of any vibrations, so the ride is beautifully smooth. Lots of aluminium components are used in the Nissan Dualis 2WD chassis to reduce weight – hence the nimble handling. The driver feels very reassured while the Nissan Dualis 2WD goes about its everyday tasks in a complete no-fuss fashion. And, it backs this up with having plenty of strength in reserve for carrying out extended tasks that require grunt – like towing a caravan or boat to the camp site.
The ANCAP authority have rated the Nissan Dualis 2WD with a five-star safety result. And, the safety items feature vehicle dynamic control, traction control, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, front side and curtain airbags, intrusion bars, active front head rests, front seatbelt pretensions and load limiters.
Nissan has made sure that all the right boxes are ticked – even in the ST model an auxiliary MP3 player, Blue tooth communications with a hands free phone, steering wheel mounted audio buttons, cruise control, power windows, power mirrors, a high output CD player, air conditioning and a glove box that has an inbuilt cooling function are present.
Sign up for the Ti version of the Nissan Dualis, and you score 18-inch alloy wheels, a glorious panoramic glass roof with a powered sun shade, rear privacy glass, intelligent keyless entry, auto adjusting headlights, rain sensing front wipers, silver roof rails and leather seats. The front seats in the Nissan Dualis 2WD Ti are heated. The dual-zone auto climate control works a treat on hot summer days, and even the rear seat passengers can have cup holders for a cold, non-alcoholic drink to quench the their thirst. The option of all wheel drive is available to you as well.
I commented on the ability of the Nissan Dualis 2WD to handle a camping trip. This it can do very well. A large amount of boot space makes it ideal for escaping the urban life for a weekend away. With the seats folded right down, the luggage space is simply huge.
Rating this vehicle highly is easy to do because it’s a beauty to drive. Check out the great range of exterior colours which include: flame red, bluestone, Arctic white, Cayman blue, mineral grey, pearl black and night shade.
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