Essen Show Preview: Cobra N+ Nissan Qashqai

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Our chap about town, Nick Hall, is hanging around Germany's Essen tuner show (like the US's SEMA), attending to the ladies vehicles on display. While he's there, he'll likely come across Cobra's N+ program as applied to the Nissan Qashqai, the company's new compact SUV currently only available in Europe. The package includes cosmetics like chromed and stainless-steel body components, sport muffler, 18" wheels and interior jewelry. All that stuff gives the ropy ute a bit more heft. We'll get more from Essen tomorrow, after Hall gets off the PR ladies floor and files his first report.

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Press Release:

World Premi re at the ESSEN-MOTOR-SHOW 2006

Exclusive COBRA N+ Accessories for the Nissan Qashquai

COBRA N+ offers attractive high-gloss stainless-steel body components for the Nissan. The bumper chrome styling with two 15 millimeter strong apron tubes give the look of the standard front bumper an exclusive touch. In addition the standard grid on the front bumper gets replaced by a chromed COBRA N+ stainless steel bumper grille.

The innovative look for the five-door car is rounded out with the side chrome styling, which is fixed on the side panels, and the chrome molding for the tailgate.

The COBRA N+ sport rear muffler for the Nissan Qashquai offers a more powerful engine sound plus refined looks with its two chrome tailpipes. Best of all, the muffler offers exceptional quality thanks to it being manufactured from stainless steel.

The COBRA N+ program also offers custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations in 17- and 18-inch diameter. The largest possible version is the COBRA N+ CN12 wheel in size 8Jx18.

In the interior the COBRA N+ product lineup adds individual highlights with aluminum foot pedals, various versions of shift knobs and stainless-steel sill plates with illuminated COBRA N+ logo.


A two-year warranty with unlimited kilometers bears witness to the exceptional quality of all Cobra Technology & Lifestyle accessories.

Nissan Qashqai Revealed [internal]



Somebody please explain to me how Nissan could be so stupid to use the Cobra name? What are they trying to do?, give Mr Shelby a freaking heart attack?