Following the recent introduction of the facelifted X-Trail for Europe, it’s time for Europe’s best-selling crossover to get upgrades and enhancements throughout the range.

The compact crossover is seemingly looking to draw even larger audiences with a focus on a more upscale image, thanks to a new exterior design that brings it in line with the latest design language, especially up front. The automaker is also citing higher levels of interior quality, improved driving performance and most of all the introduction of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. The model is also getting a new trim version – Tekna+ to sit as the flagship version. Sitting above the Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna grades, the new trim version adds standard LED headlights, nappa leather upholstery, four-way pneumatic lumbar support for the memory driver’s seat, new BOSE Premium eight-speaker audio system and satin silver door mirror caps and roof rails as exterior touches.

Here is the 2017 Nissan Qashqai with the midlife-cycle refresh 7

The exterior design comes as part of the ‘Premium Dynamism’ styling, with a significantly modified front end – new front bumper, two new horizontal finishers, different fog lamps and of course the latest iteration of the ‘V-motion’ grille, along with new headlamps (full LED on Tekna and Tekna+). The ride handling has been retuned for better comfort and steering, with modified dampers, increased anti-roll bar stiffness and different settings for the Active Ride Control system. The most important novelty for sure is the addition of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, among them being the semi-autonomous ProPILOT system. Among the new additions to the suite we note the Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Emergency Braking now with Pedestrian Recognition and Blind Spot Warning based on radar. The ProPilot controls the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.


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