Nissan has added a new three row 7-seater version of the Nissan Qashqai to its model lineup. The new SUV is called the Nissan Qashqai+2, aptly named because it is the Qashqai essentially with two more seats in the third row.

The new Nissan Qashqai+2 only shares body panels with the Qashqai at the front up to the A-pillar, after of which it looks like the same SUV, but only a longer, extended version. The wheelbase has been extended by 135mm while length has been extended by 211mm. The new Qashqai+2 is also taller by 38mm.

The third row is designed to fit humans up to 1.6 meters tall, which should be fine for children. The third row can be folded down to enlarge the boot area.

Engine options range from a baseline and probably underpowered 1.6 litre petrol, up to a 2.0 litre piezo-injection turbodiesel with 148 horsepower and 320Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Tan Chong now has an interesting model here that can be slotted into the same segment as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Captiva 7-seater SUVs currently occupy.

More photos after the jump.

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