Since the Qashqai SUV was first released by Nissan in 2013, it has gone on to become the best-selling crossover in Europe. During the early part of this year, there were reports that the Japanese automaker may be releasing a revised version. That appears to be true as Nissan has officially unveiled the 2017 Nissan Qashqai Facelift during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Qashqai owners know that one of the benefits of this model is that it allows for a more confident drive. Even with the number of modifications, the new version is able to continue having that excellent outstanding performance. Because of the improvements done to the steering system, damping system, and the suspension system, the new Qashqai is able to offer a road experience that is more refined than usual.
With better utilization of absorption materials plus the glass in the rear being made thicker, it’s ensured that noise experienced in the cabin is lowered. The selection of the different-sized wheels help as well since they have all been optimized in terms of aerodynamics in order to maximize the efficiency.
As mentioned, the performance is still the same despite the upgrades so there is still the drag coefficient value of 0.31. It is fitted with the dCi 110 1.5-liter diesel engine with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.
There are new technologies as well with the Intelligent Emergency Braking now upgraded to include Pedestrian Recognition. For the first time in the Qashqai, there is now the Rear Cross Traffic Alert when helps lower the risk of experiencing low-speed impacts especially when reversing out from a parking space. Of course, the usual technologies are still present.
Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox said that the core of the brand’s product strategy has always been about Nissan Intelligent Mobility and this has guided Nissan when developing new vehicles. The new Nissan Qashqai is a good example of this strategy, he added, as it will not only define the crossover class but will likely bring with it new standards.