Introducing the 2017 Nissan Qashqai
- Europe’s best-selling crossover upgraded with significant premium enhancements
- Upgrades to design, quality, technology and performance inspired by customer insight from 2.3 million owners
- New Tekna+ grade delivers the ultimate Qashqai
- ProPILOT autonomous drive technology for greater driving choice and freedom
- Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition just one of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies added
- On sale across Europe from July 2017
The Nissan Qashqai is Europe’s best-selling urban crossover, and is now available with significant enhancements which further develop its premium character. The upgrades focus on four areas – a contemporary new exterior design; higher levels of interior quality; improved driving performance; and the addition of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies to deliver even greater levels of customer comfort, reassurance and trust.
The wide-ranging changes are based on consumer insight and customer feedback, and are designed to reinforce the Qashqai’s position as the undisputed leader in the segment. Grade structure has also evolved with the introduction of Tekna+ grade, setting a new benchmark in luxury within the C-SUV crossover segment.
When launched in 2007, the Qashqai was a true pioneer and has always been praised for its confident drive. Thanks to a number of under-the-skin improvements, the new Qashqai’s outstanding handling performance is more refined than ever.
The SUV will be available with the same range of engines as its predecessor, offering the choice of petrol or diesel, six-speed manual or CVT XTronic automatic transmissions, and two or four-wheel drive. The most efficient engine is a 110PS 1.5dCi diesel engine, which has CO2 emissions from 99g/km and official combined fuel economy from 74.3mpg.
A new range-topping Tekna+ equipment grade has been added, and this sits above Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna. Every new Qashqai comes with six airbags as standard, plus driver assistance systems including anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution and stability control.
In Q4 FY17 Nissan will introduce ProPILOT on the new Qashqai. It’s the first stage of the brand’s journey to autonomous driving, giving drivers more freedom by allowing them to automate the mundane elements of their motoring life if they wish.
ProPILOT will control the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising. It is based on three technologies – Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Traffic Jam Pilot (TJP). Intuitive to use, ProPILOT will be activated via a button on the Qashqai’s steering wheel. Information will be displayed in the combimeter between the instrument dials. Further details on ProPILOT will be given nearer to its launch.
Other standard equipment includes manual air-conditioning, tyre pressure monitoring system, DAB digital radio (in most markets), Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limiter, and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.
Depending on the grade chosen, available features include dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, folding door mirrors and privacy glass.
Many of the higher-grade features are available as optional extras on lower grades.
Additional options include the full-length panoramic glass roof with one-touch shade, exterior styling plates and side styling bars.
The new Nissan Qashqai range, which includes a 99g/km of CO2 model, will go on sale next month with prices starting from £19,295.
Philippe Saillard, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Nissan Europe, commented: “The second-generation Nissan Qashqai has been an outstanding ambassador for our innovative crossover range and the Nissan brand since its launch in 2014. It has been a sales phenomenon, keeping us at the number one position in the segment. With these premium enhancements to its design, quality, technology and driving dynamics, we are confident this will continue.”