Europe’s best-selling SUV crossover is now even better. Nissan has improved the Qashqai with a new exterior design, a higher quality interior, an improved driving experience and new Intelligent Mobility technologies helping the Qashqai remain top of the class. The updated Qashqai retains the car’s mix of SUV style and practicality with the dimensions, driving dynamics and running costs of a family hatchback – it really is an unbeatable combination.
From the outside the Qashqai is unmistakably a Nissan, with the latest version of Nissan iconic ‘V-motion’ grille framing a bold Nissan badge. Two versions of the badge can be found on the Qashqai as models fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking feature a flat badge design to allow the car’s radar system to function behind it.
The front lights feature a new boomerang LED daytime running light design, that wraps all around the headlight on selected models, helping to create a more premium feel to the car’s design. This quality feel is further enhanced by the car’s front and rear bumpers that make more use of the vehicle’s body colour and includes chrome accents on selected models in the range.
The sleek new design not only looks stylish and sophisticated, but has also improved the car’s aerodynamics leading to lower running costs and a quieter cabin when on the move – it really is a win win situation.
Attention to detail can be found everywhere on the new Qashqai. Just one example of this is the rear parking sensors which now fit flush with the bumpers – a small but significant change showing how committed Nissan’s engineers are to quality.
The Qashqai offers a range of alloy wheel designs in 17-, 18- and 19-inch sizes depending on the model chosen and there is now a choice of ten exterior colours to choose from including two new hues, Vivid Blue and Chestnut Bronze.
Once inside the Qashqai you will find a spacious interior with room for five and a driver orientated cabin. High quality materials are used throughout making it a great place to spend both long and short journeys.
The D-shaped steering wheel has a flat bottom that makes getting in and out of the Qashqai easier as well as providing a sportier look and feel. The compact nature of the steering wheel helps improve instrument visibility while the controls mounted on the steering wheel have been designed in such a way as to reduce the need for drivers to take their eyes away from the road.
Around the air vents and door handles you will find tactile, premium materials and on Acenta models and above stitching has been added to the centre armrest, all of which improves the high-quality feel of the Qashqai’s interior.
From N-Connecta grade and above you will find redesigned seats that have a longer base and increase bolstering to improve support for those sitting in them. The changes to the front seats also mean that there is more shoulder room for those sitting in the front and more knee room for those in the rear.
The Nissan Qashqai remains as practical as ever, with numerous storage spaces throughout the cabin for those travel essentials without making the car look cluttered and a number of smart features designed to make your life easier.
The boot has been designed with flexibility in mind with 430 litres of space with the rear seats in place and 1,598 litres of space with the 60:40 split seats folded – something that can be done with levers handily located in the boot. The boot also features Nissan’s Flexible Luggage Board system that allows dividers and shelves to be placed in up to 18 configurations to keep your load secure.
The NissanConnect infotainment system, found on N-Connecta models and above, gets a new and improved user interface using app-style icons making it easier and more intuitive to use. NissanConnect allows you to access your music, driving eco store selected downloadable apps (for example Facebook newsfeed and Trip Advisor tips), Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation.
In a first for Nissan, selected Qashqai models are available with a premium BOSE sound system. The specially designed system produces a concert-like listening experience with minimal distortion at higher volumes. The two standard audio systems available on the Qashqai have been upgraded to improve their sound quality, particularly bass output.
The Nissan Qashqai continues to offer a smooth and refined drive on the road with precise and stress-free handling. In fact, the driving experience has been improved further with the latest model thanks to suspension updates that have improved the car’s ability to absorb small bumps in the road while changes to the car’s Active Ride Control system have reduced body movement over larger bumps.
The latest Qashqai also offers a quieter ride for those in the car thanks to an increase in the amount of sound deadening material used, additional sealing around the doors as well as thicker rear door glass. Not only does reducing sound levels in the cabin create a more pleasant environment, it also helps to reduce driver fatigue.
The Qashqai has a range of engine and gearbox options to suit every driver. That car is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 115PS and a 1.6-litre petrol with 163PS, both engines are turbocharged. The 1.2-litre petrol is also available with Nissan’s CVT automatic gearbox. If diesel is your fuel of choice then you can choose from a 1.5-litre offering 110PS and a 1.6-litre with 130PS. The larger diesel engine is available with a CVT automatic gearbox, while the manual version can be specified with four-wheel-drive
The Nissan Qashqai is available with a wide range of safety technology to help keep you and your family safe while on the move. The car’s Rear Traffic Alert System reduces the risk of low-speed impacts when reversing out of parking spaces while the Intelligent Braking System uses forward-facing radar and camera to apply the brakes in emergency situations, including is a pedestrian should walk out in front of the car.
In addition to this, the Qashqai is also offered with Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Driver Alertness, Intelligent Park Assist, Intelligent Around View Monitor and Lane Departure Warning.
The Qashqai will also be available with Nissan’s new ProPILOT system, the first step on the way to fully autonomous driving. ProPILOT will control the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising and is can will be activated at a press of a button on the steering wheel.
If you have wanted an even more luxurious Qashqai then the new Tekna+ trim level is for you. Premium seats covered in soft, quilted nappa leather and a standard feature offering unparalleled comfort levels for both driver and passengers. The driver’s seat also offers power adjustment with memory function and four-way pneumatic lumbar support mean drivers of all shapes and sizes can get comfortable. The Tekna+ models also come with the new premium BOSE sound system as standard while it is instantly recognisable from the outside thanks to satin silver door mirrors and roof rails.
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