NISSAN is updating one of Australia’s favourite small SUVs, the QASHQAI, by adding comprehensive connectivity and active safety enhancements across the range. A new N-SPORT edition will also join the range, sitting between the ST-L and range-topping Ti.
For the entry level ST, additional equipment includes an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible infotainment system with voice recognition, and digital radio receiver integrated into Nissan’s next-generation 7-inch screen.
The Japanese car maker is also integration the latest version of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) suite, which adds pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert, intelligent driver alert, and intelligent emergency braking with forward collision warning.
It also delivers intelligent around view monitor with moving object detection, intelligent park assist, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, hill start assist, high beam assist and advanced driver assist display.
Standard interior features offered across the range include intelligent key with key-less entry/close, push button ignition, an electronic park brake, front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera, and LED daytime running lights.
A Bluetooth hands free phone system, cruise control, manual tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column, 60/40 split fold second row seating, ISOFIX child restraint anchorage points and four rear cargo area luggage hooks are also included.
The 2020 Nissan QASHQAI range is available now and starts from $27,990 plus on-roads.
The N-SPORT and N-TREK range expansion adds individual visual appeal and builds on the strengths of the existing range in terms of drive train and interior comfort. It’s the QASHQAI that scores the new N-SPORT model in this case.
Limited to 600 units, it gets a sportier face, with body coloured bumpers front and rear, with matte silver trim highlights, side mouldings with the same trim, and color-keyed wheel arches. The wheel size is also increased to 19-inches.
Further exterior flourishes include silver-painted caps for the auto folding and heated door mirrors, while inside the headlining is finished in black. The QASHQAI N-SPORT joins the range priced from $35,000 plus on-roads.
On the N-TREK front, it’s the 7-seat Pathfinder that picks up some added goodness, powered by the steadfast 202kW, 340Nm 3.5-litre V6 engine available across the Pathfinder’s family of four model grades.
The iconic Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a host of Nissan’s advanced Intelligent Mobility features as standard, including intelligent emergency braking with forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring.
Buyers will also find rear cross traffic alert and intelligent cruise control. The N-TREK special edition scores eye catching black styling accents, a unique 18-inch alloy wheel design and wider tyres.
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder N-TREK special edition is available in four colours; Ivory Pearl, Diamond Black, Gun Metallic and Caspian Blue. Pricing will start from $46,840 plus on-roads. It goes on sale in Australia this month.