I can remember Caradvice said there will be a diesel version introduced. Are they still coming or not.
I think it was going to be the same 1.5 litre unit as in the Renault Megane. I was wondering when it was going to show up, too.
Nissan Australia says it’s still working on adding a diesel-powered Dualis to the local range, and says if it’s successful it should go on sale in the first half of next year.
Hope that answers your questions.
I’m all for the all round camera views, but in a 5 inch screen? That’s a bit too small for something like this.
If you are 5’10 or over in the old scale, there is very very little head room in this car. If you are 6’1 and over your head will be bumping the roof when you drive along.
Very much agree. I’ve almost bought Dualis +2 – the limited headroom was the dealbreaker.
Have sympathy for those among us who wear turbans…
Get a sunroof!
pump the seat down dude.i’m 6”3′ and still have a little bit of headroom.more in the non-sunroof models…
6.3 like you and it’s ok .. sat in the back and that too .. is more than ok!! ..
I collect roadkill on country roads and this interior will not stand the treatment I think. I will continue to use my Mighty Boy to carry the big boomers and emus.
Where’s the diesel, Nissan? The 1.6L energy dCi offered in Europe is brilliant, evidently – quiet, grunty and economical. Way better than the 1.5L doing service in the Megane.
You forgot “gutsy”. Use of this word is obligatory when describing engines 1.6L and under in Australia.
Nice looking car but only half baked with those gutless engines.
Why Nissan…Why? Pull your finger out & give the customers what they want.
$24k for this? Nissan are having a laugh at their customers buying this ugly and gutless looking thing at such a ridiculous price.
Should be around the $13-15k
I just test drove one of these with the CVT, dude its gutsy as hell. This is the best SUV on the market by far.
Has a belt CVT in the auto. No thanks.
Yeah, who wants smoothest, swiftest, most economical and quietest tranny on the market, yeah stuff CVT
where do these retards come from???
I bet you don’t know that it uses the JF011E CVT.
i bet you didnt know the cvt transmission has a 10 year warranty!
Not in Australia. CVTs (including Nissan’s) have a bad reputation for reliability… Pass.
Nissan deserves kudos for the Dualis. Many car companies have tried this market in Australia and struggled to get a result (Daewoo Tucuma, Toyota Avensis, Kia Rondo, Holden Zafira)
Being pedantic here, but the Ti (or Ti-L) does not have push button start. Rather it uses a proximity key and has a plastic fob where the key goes. You then press the brakes, push the plastic fob and turn the fob clockwise.
Great review, Tim, with good pics to match.
what about the suzuki sx4 4×4? it is the lightest, highest power to weight ratio of all the 2ltr non turbo soft roaders. It is also has the lowest price at $24k for the 4×4 version
But it’s also pretty crap. I don’t really get the whole 4×4 aspect of these cars, I mean what’s it for? Just save a few thousand and buy a Focus!
Just being pedantic here
The TI and TiL do not have a push start system. Rather it uses a proximity key, you then press the brakes and push and turn clockwise the plastic fob where the key normally sits
It may be cheap and well equiped but thats about all of tis good points. CVT transmissions are awful on any small 4cyl engine because of the lack of torque they make that terrible constant RPM noise. Need to improve ride and handling to try and be competative
Bro I was cruising around town in one of these today and it was hovering around 1200rpm. No noise at all especially on the new models.
drive a tiguan, cx5 diesel, skoda yeti or ford kuga and see what i mean
we only get 2wd cvt petrol models in NZ – if they offered a 4wd diesel manual id seriously check it out
ISOFIX mounts? Not sure if they’ve put them back in but there wasn’t when I looked at one over a year ago. That was the deal breaking for me.
One more deal breaker. The boot couldn’t fit a Bugaboo pram.
Both Dualis and +2 have ISOFIX mounts. In terms of Bugaboo pram, buy the +2
Fits it very nicely and the weekly shopping.
It didn’t (or at least I couldn’t find it) when I looked at the +2. Plus the price up for the +2 priced me out of my budget.
If you can afford a Bugaboo, you can afford a bigger car!!!!
Dualis Ti-L is a belter!
your all a bunch of whingersswany
Some people need it for things like going to the snow and fishing. Sure you can get up to the snow in a focus but a 4×4 is way easier.
I have to by dualis AWD plz let me no it is good bad…….?
Trying to find out the size of the back seat area. Is there a lot of room or is it crushing close?