Nissan Qashqai Facelift

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Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by Rob » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:49 am

Today, Nissan has unveiled the new Qashqai crossover, with significant enhancement of the car’s premium character. The upgrades focus on a contemporary new exterior design, higher levels of interior quality and improved driving performance.

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New Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies have also been added, continuing Nissan’s ongoing journey towards zero emissions and zero fatalities. The new Qashqai will be available with ProPILOT autonomous driving capability during FY17, controlling the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways. This will provide consumers with a more confident drive, enhanced control and greater freedom during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.

Paul Willcox, Chairman, Nissan Europe, commented: “We have put the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision at the heart of our product strategy, guiding the development of every vehicle. The new Nissan Qashqai is proof of that, with enhancements which will continue to define and set new standards in the crossover segment.”

Interior enhancements

The new Qashqai’s premium appeal is most obvious in the cabin, where an improved layout, higher-quality materials and advanced technology return Qashqai to number one for desirability in the segment.

Brand new is the range-topping Tekna+ grade, including new seats trimmed in high-quality soft nappa leather with luxurious 3D quilting on the centre panels.

Also new is a D-shaped multi-function steering wheel with premium satin-chrome inserts. It features a four-way controller for the combimeter display, for more intuitive use and less ‘eyes off the road’ time.

The NissanConnect infotainment system, complete with DAB digital radio and satellite navigation, now features a smart new user interface.

A new option for music fans is a BOSE seven-speaker premium sound system. For customers it represents a more complete audio experience, plus the opportunity to personalise in-car listening.

Exterior upgrades

To complement the interior upgrades the Qashqai’s exterior benefits from a fresh design, offering greater sophistication and a new ‘premium dynamic’ style. The enhancements include a completely revised front end, bringing the latest Nissan ‘V-motion’ grille to the Qashqai.

The bumper and clam-shell bonnet are new, with revised light clusters and greater styling differentiation between the halogen and LED lamps. Each also gets a new version of the ‘boomerang’ Daytime Running Light signature. Redesigned front lamps add to the new Qashqai’s premium appeal, while the addition of adaptive front lighting improves night-time safety.

At the rear, the car’s instantly recognisable ‘boomerang’ light motif is extended across the whole lamp, and now includes a contemporary 3D lens effect to enhance the signature shape.

Added to the Qashqai’s colour palette to boost the car’s premium credentials are two vibrant new finishes. These include Vivid Blue, on the vehicle unveiled during Nissan’s Geneva press conference, and Chestnut Bronze.

More confident drive

The Qashqai has always been known for its confident drive. Thanks to a number of under-the-skin improvements, the new model maintains its outstanding handling performance. Modifications to the suspension, damping and steering systems have resulted in an even more refined on-the-road experience.

Improved use of absorption materials and increased rear glass thickness have led to a reduction in cabin noise from the road, engine and wind. Striking new 17, 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels are available, all aerodynamically optimised to maximise efficiency.

Even with so many enhancements, the Qashqai’s aerodynamic performance has not been compromised. It retains its class-leading drag coefficient of 0.31, and continues as segment leader on C02 emissions, with only 99g/km from the 1.5-litre dCi 110 diesel. Such innovation contributes to low running costs for Qashqai drivers.

New Nissan Intelligent Mobility Technology

Since launch in 2007, the Qashqai has been at the heart of Nissan’s desire to democratise Intelligent Driving technology, enhancing drivers’ feelings of trust and being in control. With the new Qashqai that commitment to customers is extended even further.

Intelligent Emergency Braking is being upgraded with Pedestrian Recognition. Rear Cross Traffic Alert, to mitigate the risk of low-speed impacts when reversing out of a parking space, is available on Qashqai for the first time. The car continues to be offered with Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Attention Alert, Intelligent Park Assist, Intelligent Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning.

At the heart of the Qashqai’s appeal has always been its position as the ultimate urban crossover. It successfully blends the practicality and desirability of an SUV with the footprint, running costs and accessibility of a hatchback.

The wide-ranging changes to the Qashqai are based on extensive customer insight and designed to reinforce its position as Europe’s best-selling crossover. More than 2.3 million have been sold since the original version was launched in 2007.

The enhancements make the Nissan Qashqai a stronger and more exciting partner for drivers, ensuring it is ready for its second decade of crossover leadership.

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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by Sandgrounder » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:08 pm

I guessed right when I saw a picture of the speakers with what I thought was a BOSE logo on them.

The steering wheel looks more complicated than before with tiny buttons.

I wonder if it will have Apple Carplay/Android Auto as an option.

I like the new vivid blue colour.
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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by Daewar » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:23 pm

So, what were saying here, is that its mostly a bit of glitter & sparkle. The main changes are in trim and software, the car alrdy has enough sensors / automated systems to do the new driving functions.

I've just noticed, it looks like the boot floor has changed.

They should have added a larger engine to the range. the 130bhp 1.6 dci is not enough if Nissan want to compete with upmarket cars like Audi, BMW, Mercedes and even the upcomming Honda CRV.
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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by Sandgrounder » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:35 pm

Nissan UK have updated their website to showcase the Qashqai's facelift, unveiled at Geneva earlier:

https://www.nissan.co.uk/experience-nis ... -show.html


Another sensor is now included: the rear cross traffic alert. That's a handy new addition, providing it behaves itself! :lol:

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rear cross traffic alert
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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by Mak786 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:27 pm

Some more info here: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/nissan/qas ... -at-geneva

I would have gone for one if there was a low co2 hybrid on offer...
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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by DaveBerlin » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Rob, thanks for posting the facts on the release of the Facelifted QQ at Geneva. The changes do not appear to major but to me they look nicely done externally and internally. I have been working on the wife for a few weeks over this Vivid Blue Color and now it has appeared on the QQ, it will be interesting to see if the Chestnut Bronze is the same as offered on the US Rogue Sport. As Sandgrounder has mentioned on another post it looks like at long last a DAB Compatible Shark Fin Antenna (hopefully) has been included.
It will be nice to see one in the flesh when the Launch Date comes and what sort of pricing Nissan are looking at for example the Top of the Range Tekna + with all the "Bells" - Dave :)

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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by switchback » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:59 pm

Daewar wrote: They should have added a larger engine to the range. the 130bhp 1.6 dci is not enough if Nissan want to compete with upmarket cars like Audi, BMW, Mercedes and even the upcomming Honda CRV.
Should have fitted the new 2 litre engine that's now available for the X- Trail.
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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by vyper1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:57 am

Love the wheels, the antenna and the interior update especially the steering wheel and seats. I'm not too sure about the front bumper though as it looks a bit too busy but I'm sure it will grow on me :) Gutted that the facelift isn't getting any BHP increase in the 1.6 DiG-T but maybe the Gen 3 will have higher performance. Just need to add the Monarch Orange and Nitro Lime to the paint chart ;)
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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:13 am

This might be of interest as there is a short drive video included in the Nissan Blurb - Dave :)

https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/rele ... motor-show
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Re: Nissan Qashqai Facelift

Post by Sandgrounder » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:44 am

Thanks for the link and videos Dave. Something to watch later this evening! :D
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