The Qashqai’s infotainment system comes in two distinct grades. Visia and Acenta editions get a basic stereo, and Visia doesn’t even get a USB socket to go with it. The system comes with Bluetooth connectivity as standard, though, and it’s simple to use, with big, clearly marked buttons.
Move up to N-Connecta or Tekna trims and you get Nissan’s Connect system, which is based around a 7in touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. It comes with a DAB radio alongside a USB socket, plus satellite navigation, but not Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, so unlike some rivals’ systems, you can’t use your smartphone through the touchscreen.
The system doesn’t have the slickest interface on the market, either, and the screen can be affected by sun glare, but it’s responsive enough and offers many more features than the more basic set-up.