- New Look inside and out for Britain’s favourite SUV
- Revised suspension and enhanced refinement promised
- New autonomous driver aids also available
Facelifted Nissan Qashqai unveiled at Geneva Motor Show
Even Europe's best-selling SUV needs a spruce-up occasionally to keep things fresh, and at the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan has unveiled a raft of mid-life changes for the Qashqai
The upgraded car is marked out by chunkier styling, particularly at the front end, and there’s also been a slight reworking of the rear light clusters. Two new paint colours have also been added to the available palette, including the Vivid Blue in our pictures, along with Chestnut Bronze.
Things have been fettled under the skin, too, with modifications to the suspension and steering that are designed to enhance the car’s handling performance. Extra soundproofing and thicker rear glass have also been introduced to improve refinement.
Several of the Qashqai’s existing safety systems have also been upgraded. The automatic braking system now incorporates pedestrian detection, and rear cross traffic alert, which mitigates the risk of low-speed impacts when reversing out of a parking space, is also available on the car for the first time.