Once upon a time a new car launch or model upgrade was all about the engine, the power and the handling but, in this modern digital world ‘connectivity’ takes centre stage – as it does with the refreshed Nissan Qashqai range now with NissanConnect 2.0.
Nissan South Africa has this to say about it: “NissanConnect is an advanced infotainment system that enhances the relationship between you and your vehicle through the seamless and intuitive integration of your smartphone with your Qashqai. With a host of features that make every day commuting and communicating even more of a breeze, the NissanConnect 2.0 infotainment system now allows you to connect and interact with your car like never before.”
In terms of the car upgrades – the range now gets Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Cross Traffic Alert; features previously available only on the Tekna derivative.
The Tekna is also upgraded and now offers a CVT (continuously variable transmission) along with Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Moving Object Detection and On-Board Navigation.
The refreshed range now boasts a streamlined five-model range, with NissanConnect 2.0 and NIM features as standard from the Acenta grade upwards. Prices for the latest Nissan Qashqai, with NissanConnect 2.0, start at R358 100.
NissanConnect 2.0 comes standard with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as a rear-view camera, which allows for safer, more confident parking and helps avoid unwanted scratches and dents on the rear bumper.