With approximately 28,000 copies sold annually in Germany, the Nissan Qashqai is one of the most popular compact SUVs. And in the Nissan range, he is the undisputed bestseller. A facelift is now presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 (March 9-19). The Qashqai to bring it into the tenth year since the first generation started in February 2007.
The optional driver assistance system is one of the new technologies in the Qashqai ProPilot, that allows part-autonomous driving on the highway. The emergency braking system has been supplemented with a pedestrian detection. For the first time, an internode-Warner for the reverse parking out of transverse parking space is available. A traffic sign recognition, a parking Assistant, a 360-degree all-round visibility system, a blind spot Assistant and a lane keeping assist, are still available. Also an Adaptive light system is offered in the future.
Exterior changes especially the front. Here, the V-shape is accentuated and the fog lights are now like a slot instead of round. In addition, the new paint colors, vivid blue and chestnut are introduced bronze. But nowhere, the appreciation should be so obvious as in the Interior, especially in the new top facilities Tekna +. The latter includes inter alia nappa leather seats with quilted surfaces and a memory feature for the driver's seat. New is also a headtube down multi function steering wheel. Do the ears well should the optional Bose sound system with seven speakers.
Modifications to the suspension, damping and steering to provide for improved handling and comfort. In addition, the noise insulation was optimized. Changes in the drive is not mentioned, here everything is so well. So far, two Turbo petrol engines (115 and 163 PS) and two diesels (110 and 130 HP) were offered. Only the stronger diesel is available with all-wheel drive. Prices started so far at 19.990 euros for the 115-Horsepower gasoline engine. (sl)