Nissan Qashqai 2017: the SUV leader changes … and we tried it!

The 2nd generation Nissan Qashqai continues to lead sales in the SUV segment. Now, renewed in image and technical improvements to remain the star. Whatever we tried for the first time!Nissan Qashqai 2017: the renewal of best-selling SUV in photosNissan Qashqai 2017: the renewal of best-selling SUV in photosNissan Qashqai 2017: the renewal of best-selling SUV in photosNissan Qashqai 2017: the renewal of best-selling SUV in photos

Ten years ago, Nissan could move creating the master the Qashqai, which opened the doors in Europe almost a new category of vehicles: those Popular compact SUV. Unprecedented success for a Japanese brand leader in a segment increasingly steady progress was made. With the beginning of the year 2017 also record sales, Nissan Qashqai 2017 does not change radically, but it remains the vehicle launched in 2014 (ie, its second generation), But with a redesign and certain technical improvements to actualize and should give arguments to hold back on top of the market a few years.

As usual in the "restyling" of a model, exterior and interior cosmetic changes They are key players in the new Nissan Qashqai. The new design enhances the features of the car, finest and updated. He It adopts a curved front hood with two edges and headlights less high but larger with LED daytime They are forming a new light signature boomerang shaped both halogen lamps and new "Full LED" adaptive (Standard and new Tekna Tekna + finishing). In the headlights Grilles narrow vee forming a pronounced feature of the new image Nissan, while the front bumper becomes more aggressive, with more complex shapes and aspect "premium" with silver finish trims from the N-Connecta. The rear also gets a new bumper with projections satin color that give more packaging (from N-Connecta) and pilots still have the same shape but with new interior design, dark background and light signature LED shaped "boomerang" larger. At last tire design more complex 17, 18 and 19 inches include improved aerodynamics which also applies to the bottom of the front bumper, which adopts shapes jutting and "generate vortices" (aerospace inspiration) to reduce drag and sonority.

Nissan Qashqai 2017: Inside

Once inside the new Nissan Qashqai 2017 is the essential change new more modern wheel aspect, with flat lower part, slightly thicker rim and center smaller leaving more in view the three radii. There are more visibility to the new distribution of instrumentation and control buttons functionality (left radius) and cruise control (right radius). terminations are renewed from air vents, door handles and some plastic at the bottom of the carrier. While the new steering wheel is standard, the seats are identical in the finishing Visia, Acenta receive new upholstery and are redesigned from the termination N-Connecta, wider and envelopes. The big news is the addition of a high-end finish called Tekna +, It is including a padded leather Nappa very attractive in the center of the seats (front and rear). The front seats are synchronized electrical memory with mirrors and are pneumatically adjustable lumbar. satiny housing for mirrors and roof bars complete the finish and a shark fin antenna with Nissan Connect option. To complete the high-end offering, Nissan includes an option premium Bose sound equipment with eight speakers only available Tekna and Tekna finished + ... However ensure that the other two sound options have also been enhanced.

Nissan Qashqai 2017As part of the driving aids, system interface Nissan Connect has been improved to be more intuitive while driving is now incorporated into the support systems pedestrian detection system coupled to the front anti-collision with autonomous braking at low speed as well as the detecting traffic at the rear. The new lock is an assistant called SSA, which immobilizes the car can take your foot off the brake until three minutes into the electric brake is activated. Current systems "Intelligent Safety Shield"Which include Forward Alert, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, fatigue detection, parking assistance camera and vision will be 360 enhanced next year with the arrival of spring PROPILOT year: a first step toward autonomous driving Nissan. This semi-autonomous system controlled safety distance, keeping the lane, acceleration and braking (to full stop with change X-Tronic) in a single lane traffic highway or high speed and under conditions of congestion traffic.

Nissan Qashqai 2017: behavior and motors

Accessing SUV, the NNissan Qashqai 2017 is pleasant and colorful, very comfortable with new bucket seats, more current with the new steering wheel. We back up experiencing the usual feelings of Qashqai with a point of further refinement, an absence of vibrations from the engine or the road, explaining some suspension modifications with new tires, thicker less spring travel and stabilizer. The SUV glides smoothly down the asphalt while in perfect condition, but if the car breaks down firmly demonstrates that transmits the uneven surface too. Direction, recalibrated with a shaft and a new cushion is very comfortable to maneuver yet paradoxically is somewhat imprecise in its center point and at low speed (although a system of "active recovery control"). Instead, drawing curves road (or highway), the Qashqai wins accuracy and touch linking cornering stability, dynamism, very little body lean and a lot of confidence to the driver: a seemingly sporting behavior whose counterpart is such a strong decline suspension comfort. In fact that firmness affects motor skills and some reactions of direction accelerations in lower gears.

Nissan Qashqai: InteriorThe Nissan Qashqai 2017 soundproofing has been improved with new materials front doors, rear wheel arches and incorporating thicker rear windows, something that is not perceived at the wheel and Nissan quantized in an improvement of 5 percent in hearing a conversation on board, so you can check our Technical center. Driving NVH engines still present both the gasoline engine, more discreet, as very audible Diesel as go up regime, although the perception fades at cruising speed where the aerodynamic and rolling noise are well controlled . Interestingly touch the manual gearbox 1.6 both engines it is different, very little consisting of gasoline, much nicer on diesel and marked with firmer steps. Manual versions have in common certain abruptness of use in lower gears due to a clutch pedal and long-distance skating delicate point, which disappears completely with automatic X-Tronic CVT running smoothness delicious In addition to performing transitions quickly: the ideal solution for the comfort of the Nissan Qashqai 2017 election, although only engine available 1.2 petrol and 1.6 Diesel, and incompatible with 4X4 system. Surprisingly, this change coupled dCi engine significantly improves the perceived sound quality, which becomes less percutante, as better filtering throughout the range of use. It will also be the successful sale Diesel 1.5 dCi 110 hp.

Both engines, 130 hp 1.6 diesel and 1.6 petrol with 163 hp move the Nissan Qashqai with certain dynamism, although it is useless to revolutionize them too and require sportiness and performance that can not afford (also both have little engine braking). In fact should not delay too braking or driving with too much momentum. Although it has a braking with good touch and despite getting good cornering neutrally and support magnificently, the Qashqai does not appreciate being unseated and treated brusquely: it is not a sport, of course. His forte is quietly move below 2,000 rpm (Diesel) and 2,500 rpm (petrol) and show strength above, enjoying an average rate limited to 3,500 and 4,000 rpm respectively point that should raise up strong. His philosophy is more SUV than ever: It is more refined than prestacional, enjoy more aplomb than agility, cultivate refined facet of tourism against sportsmanship and sacrifices all-terrain clearly seems more remote than ever the character, and reserves his older brother X-Trail also revamped soon.

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