N-TEC brings upscale driving at an accessible price
NISSAN has revealed more details of its new Qashqai N-TEC edition. It combines Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT driver assist, Intelligent Parking Assist automated parking feature and NissanConnect infotainment. It has the looks and the technology to please all customers looking for a crossover.
Qashqai N-TEC has a striking new look thanks to all-black 19-inch alloy wheels, darkened headlamps, darkened front grille treatment and glossy black mirror caps. The black-themed upgrade continues inside with PVC/Alcantara®-trimmed seats, soft touch materials and glossy black air-vents.
It’s a crossover that offers the best of Nissan’s technology reducing the stress of your daily drive. ProPILOT helps to keep the Qashqai in lane, regulates its speed, manages traffic jams and controls the distance to the vehicle in front.
Intelligent Park Assist removes the stress of reverse parking, with advanced sensors finding a suitable parking space and then performing the manoeuvre, while you simply control the speed, monitoring the Qashqai’s Around-View Monitor – giving a bird’s eye view of the car’s immediate surroundings – on the touchscreen display.
NissanConnect brings the familiar experience of your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to use popular audio, navigation and messaging apps via the touchscreen and voice control to minimise distractions.
|Black 17" Alloy Wheels||ProPilot As Standard||ProPilot As Standard|
|NissanConnect||Black 19" Alloy Wheels||Safety Shield+|
|NAVIRear Parking Sensors||Black Pack (Head Lamps, Roof Rails, Inserts Grille)||Black 18" Alloy Wheels|
|Rear View Camera||Sport Pack||Black Mirror Caps|
|Gloss Black Exterior Perso Pack||Alcantara Seat||Black Roof Rails|
|Front Fog Lamps||N-TEC Grade Badge||Darkened Grille|
|N-TEC Grade Badge||N-TEC Grade Bade|
Customer attitudes to car technology is evolving. The results of a recent Nissan survey asking car customers about how technology affects their purchase decisions showed that technology is becoming a more important factor in their buying decisions.
The study of over 5,500 drivers across Europe has shown that design and technology are two of the key deciding factors when picking a car. While design continues to resonate with 94 per cent of drivers, 79 percent drivers believe that satellite navigation is the best innovation of recent years, closely followed by parking sensors (72 per cent). Autonomous driving technology is described as the most useful (45 per cent), alongside smart payment technology for tolls and parking (40 per cent) and voice activation (38 per cent). Drivers describe cruise control (53 per cent), traffic sign recognition (45 percent) and touch screen in-car entertainment (41 per cent) as “useful”.
Speaking about Nissan’s strategy towards technology, David Moss, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Nissan Europe, said: “As a brand that has brought innovation like Intelligent Parking Assist and Autonomous Driving Technology to the mass market first, Nissan is committed to learning which innovations consumers want in the future. Through understanding these needs, we can help move people to a better world thanks to new technology.”
He concludes: “The Qashqai N-TEC edition brings Nissan Intelligent Mobility innovations to a wider audience. It’s a car that continues in the finest Nissan tradition by bringing together the very best of Nissan design and technology, and therefore upscaling the drive for Qashqai customers.”