The lower end of the SUV market is about to get itself a new player, the Nissan Qashqai 1.6l! Potential buyers can already put down deposits for the 1.6l Qashqai at any Dongfeng-Nissan dealership. The 1.6l Qashqai produces 108bhp, and will come in 2wd, 5 speed manual with no sunroof.The Qashqai’s main competitors in the sub 150,000rmb SUV market are the domestically made Chinese brands such as Chery, who have had a corner stone on the cheap and cheerful SUV market for quite some time with their Tiggo SUV. Although price wise, the Tiggo and the Qashqai are quite different, but design wise the Qashqai is a much nicer SUV. Other competitors would be the highly popular Great Wall Hover, although this comes in at a much lower price of around 120,000rmb for a 2.4 Mitsubishi engine and 2WD. The Nissan Qashqai is selling very well in China, and is on course to fill its sales volume of 30,000 vehicles by the end of 2008.