Nissan upgrades the Qashqai, its medium-size light SUV (measures 4.38m in length). It receives changes in the chassis, in the aspect in the bodywork, new possibilities of equipment of comfort and security and a new level of equipment. Replaces the model that has been on sale since 2014. It will be available from July 2017.
They are new the front bumper, the grill, the bonnet, the design of the headlights (that can optionally have the adaptive lighting function) and the pilots. There are two new colors for the body: Vivid Blue and Chestnut Bronze.
There are few modifications in the cabin. There is a new flat steering wheel (according to Nissan, “sportier”) with decorative moldings in satin metal and new buttons for the control of the instrumentation. The multimedia system (Nissan Connect) has an updated interface and can optionally be upgraded with a BOSE specialist stereo system with seven speakers. Nissan offers a new level of high-end equipment, Tekna , which includes seats upholstered in Nappa and door panels decorated with embroidery.
Nissan has also made adjustments to the suspension, changed the shock absorbers, redesigned the steering and increased the amount of absorbent material to improve driving quality. The bezel is thicker to improve sound insulation. The tires have new designs, with better aerodynamics, and can be 17, 18 or 19 inches in diameter. The aerodynamic coefficient does not change with respect to the model to which it substitutes (Cx of 0,31).
There are no changes in the range of engines, which is made up of two petrol and two Diesel 110 and 163 horses. Until we try this update, the validity of our driving impressions of the previous model can serve as a reference for anyone interested in learning about how Qashqai is going.
The safety equipment improves because the emergency brake booster with obstacle detection has now extended a pedestrian detection function. In addition, the Qashqai may now have notice of cross-back traffic. Other devices that were previously available are the recognition of traffic signals , the parking attendant, a circuit of cameras that generates a zenith of the car, the warning of obstacles in the blind spot of the mirror and the alert by involuntary change of lane .