Meet the 2017 Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai has been given a refresh for 2017 with updated looks, a new range-topping trim and semi-autonomous driving technology.

Nissan’s facelifted Qashqai will go on sale across European markets this July and will continue to be built at the manufacturer’s UK Sunderland plant.

While the design changes aren’t revolutionary, they do give the Qashqai crossover a more aggressive look than before. The interior meanwhile has a new steering wheel with improved multi-function controls and there’s an upgraded infotainment system onboard too.

This updated NissanConnect infotainment system should prove more responsive and it comes complete with sat-nav and DAB digital radio. A new option for music fanatics is a BOSE seven-speaker premium sound system.

The new trim level for the Qashqai, which sits above all others, is called Tekna+ and is meant to represent ‘the ultimate Qashqai’. Highlights of the new Tekna+ trim includes new seats finished in soft nappa leather, new alloy wheels, and improved materials around the centre console.

Engines are the same as the pre-refresh Qashqai, meaning it still offers 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre petrol units plus 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre diesels. The driving experience is enhanced with new safety kit, which includes automatic emergency braking with added pedestrian detection, plus there’s rear cross traffic alert to help with reversing.

Pricing for the refreshed Nissan Qashqai range is likely to start from just under £20,000.

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