2017 Nissan Qashqai facelift: new vs old compared
The Nissan Qashqai has been updated for 2017. So, what's changed and should you buy the new car?...
2017 Nissan Qashqai facelift new vs old – interior and equipment
The facelift brings upgraded dashboard materials and a new steering wheel design. It's this flat-bottomed wheel that makes the biggest difference, looking and feeling of a higher quality, as well as having more infotainment controls on it. However, the Qashqai still doesn't feel as classy as the latest Peugeot 3008.
All models now get a DAB radio, as standard, and the automatic emergency braking system can now recognise pedestrians as well as cars. Plus, there's a new range-topping Tekna+ trim, the main attractions of which are plush nappa leather seats, an eight-speaker Bose sound system and a huge panoramic glass roof.
From next spring, Nissan will offer a semi-autonomous driving system called ProPilot, which uses a combination of lane assist and active cruise control to let you take your hands off the wheel for short periods.
2017 Nissan Qashqai facelift new vs old – infotainment
Nissan has introduced a smartphone-like tile menu layout. However, the 7.0in touchscreen that this is displayed on isn't particularly sharp and its response times are average at best.