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New Nissan Qashqai revealed with semi-autonomous driving technology

Tuesday 07 March 2017, By Autovolo

New Nissan Qashqai revealed with semi-autonomous driving technology

New Nissan Qashqai revealed with semi-autonomous driving technology

Nissan has revealed the facelifted Qashqai, which has been designed to face off against strong new competition.

Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the best-selling crossover will come with impressive semi-autonomous technology. It makes the Qashqai one of the first mainstream cars to adopt such abilities and it will be able to steer, accelerate and brake in a single lane on highways.

The system can be updated regularly, meaning that Nissan can introduce new capabilities such as changing lanes and navigating junctions at a later date.

Nissan kick-started the crossover segment when it introduced the Qashqai in 2007 and has sold more than 2.3 million units since then.

However, its reign at the top of the segment is under threat by extremely capable and well-priced rivals such as the Seat Ateca, Volkswagen Tiguan and Kia Sportage.

To fight them head-on, Nissan has modernised the crossover’s styling with a much more angular exterior design, while the interior gets a new-look infotainment system and steering wheel.

With more premium rivals also threatening Qashqai sales, it now gets a high-end trim level at the top of the range called Tekna+. It comes with new alloy wheels, leather upholstery and ‘3D quilting’ on the centre panels.

The facelifted Nissan Qashqai goes on sale from July 2017. Prices have not yet been revealed but are expected to rise marginally – the current car starts at £18,795.