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Old 07-14-2015, 07:57 PM
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I suppose this means I need to learn how to pronounce it...
Well it's affectionately been known forever as the Nissan "cash cow" and from I can gather from the Internet it appears it would be pronounced "cash k-eye" but perhaps our European friends can answer the question.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:46 PM
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Haha yeah, I was partially joking. My understanding, and the overall impression online, is along the lines of your pronunciation: "cash kai"

Still, every time I see the name I pronounce it "Quash-kai" in my head.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:58 PM
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Haha yeah, I was partially joking. My understanding, and the overall impression online, is along the lines of your pronunciation: "cash kai"

Still, every time I see the name I pronounce it "Quash-kai" in my head.
And now that we're friends with Iran, a Persian derived name is trendy.;)
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:21 PM
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I suppose this means I need to learn how to pronounce it...
Quasqui = Cash Cow?
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:21 PM
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I think this is a pretty clever move on Nissan's behalf.

At 10" shorter than Rogue, it'll compete nicely w/ HRV CX3 - at least compete better than Juke (which is too small for that category). It'll certainly be the larger of the crowd - but that's not always a bad thing.

It looks just that much better than the current NA Rogue - which is good.
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Quasqui = Cash Cow?
It certainly is one in Europe.....
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:00 PM
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Well it's affectionately been known forever as the Nissan "cash cow" and from I can gather from the Internet it appears it would be pronounced "cash k-eye" but perhaps our European friends can answer the question.
Bingo. There you go. I think the most correct would have the "cash" more like "hush", so a more nasal "a", but who really knows? Anyway, iin Europe the supposedly stupid name (with so many languages here to mispronounce some name like this) was actually brilliant, it made people talk long enough about the car to get interested, and actually realize it's a rather brilliant product. Calling it the XRV-ZL2 or something along those lines or just Almera Cross would have let it pass below way more radars. Like this, it had it's foot in the top ten of Europe's best selling cars (as only UCV or anything of that sort) for years now....
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:09 PM
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...It'll certainly be the larger of the crowd - but that's not always a bad thing...
For NA that will be a distinct advantage. I'm just hoping that it doesn't get a stupid name to go with the "enema" sounding names Maxima...Altima...Mountaina.

Keep Qashqai.
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If Qashqai is hard to pronounce, then Nissan could resort to using the DUALIS nameplate for North American markets
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:26 PM
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If Qashqai is hard to pronounce, then Nissan could resort to using the DUALIS nameplate for North American markets
Yeah, name it something that sounds like a suppository

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Ask your doctor what Dualis can do for you....Do not take Dualis if you are pregnant, thinking of getting pregnant, or thinking of impregnating someone. Side effects of taking Dualis include...;)

Qashqai is NOT hard to pronounce. When it arrives, TV ads would obviously "teach" the name.

"Cash Kee" would be my suggestion much like how Hyundai said its name rhymed with Sunday. It may not have been the exact truth, but it solved the issue.

To this day very few people know the correct pronunciation of Touareg. Is it "tore egg"? Is it "Twah reg"? Is it "tour egg"? Is it "To wah reg"? VW did not market it well.
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