Nissan reveals Qashqai and its upcoming semi-autonomous features
9 Mars 2017 - Autoblog
Nissan has unveiled the latest version of its European compact crossover, the Nissan Qashqai.
And if it looks familar, that's because it's the mildly updated version of the car we now get in the States as the Rogue Sport. Most of the crossover seems about the same. The interior is the same and most of the body is unchanged. Up front, though, the Qashqai has an all new nose featuring a version of the "V-motion" grille found on Nissans such as the Maxima and Murano. It's complemented by new headlights, too. And naturally, since it's a European vehicle, there are of course a few other engine options, including some diesels, not found here.
Aside from the facelift, there's another interesting addition coming to the Qashqai. Nissan says that within this fiscal year, the company's semi-autonomous ProPILOT technology will be available. For those that don't know or may have forgotten, ProPILOT is a system that allows a car to steer, brake, and accelerate in a single lane. The idea being that it helps with stop-and-go traffic on congested highways. The feature is already available on the Nissan Serena minivan in Japan, and it will eventually come to the Nissan Leaf.
This is also interesting considering that the Qashqai and Rogue Sport are effectively the same cars. This could mean that the feature will show up on American Rogue Sports in the near future. We've reached out to Nissan for details and will update when we hear back.