The Nissan Qashqai / DUALIS is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan since 2006. For the first generation, the Qashqai sold under the name Nissan Dualis in Japan and Australia. Now in its second generation, which was released in 2014, the new model is only badged as Qashqai.
The original Qashqai replaced the off-road capable body-on-frame Mistral/Terrano II as Nissan's SUV offering, and its P32L automobile platform will be also used by other forthcoming Nissan crossover SUVs. Nissan named the Qashqai after the Qashqai (pronounced [qaʃqaːʔiː]) people living in mountainous Southwestern Iran. Qashqai means "A horse with a white forehead" based on a translation by Vasily Bartold.