Facelifted Nissan Qashqai Crossover Is More than a Pretty Face in Geneva
Better looking and tech savvy
Europe's most-loved crossover was long due for a mid-life nip and tuck. Therefore, Nissan saw fit to trumpet that on the Swiss stage at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
You'll recognize Nissan's V-grille on the Qashqai's revised face, flanked by boomerang-style LED DRLs. The same shape is present at the back, where the taillights get what Nissan calls 3D lens - so no sign of LEDs, but something to mimic the same visual effect.
Nonetheless, it's the cabin that matters most for customers, and in this department, Nissan didn't forget to operate a few changes.
First of all, there's a new range-topping trim level called Tekna+ that brings nappa leather seat embellishing combined with quilting for the central areas.
The Japanese also say noise levels are lower now, due to extra padding and glass thickness. Moreover, the steering wheel features chrome inserts, but it's a tad too crowded and looks like Nissan found a way to implant a full keyboard there.
Secondly, the infotainment system's user interface has been redesigned for a better interaction experience.
Thirdly, Nissan also re-tuned the unseen bits and bobs like the suspension, dampers, and steering.
Last but not least, the ProPilot suite offers automatic input over steering, acceleration, and braking in a single lane on highways.