by Nissan South Africa

19 Sep 2022

Press Release

Fitted with class-leading technology, a bold exterior and premium interior

Johannesburg, South Africa - September 21, 2022 – Today, Nissan is pleased to lift the veil off the all-new Qashqai to the South African market – a welcomed introduction after months of anticipation and excitement. Hailed as one of the pioneers of the crossover segment, the Qashqai has always been an industry benchmark and the third-generation’s introduction, with its fresh, modern and sporty style, has retained the model’s identity, signaling a positive for the design consistency of Nissan’s crossover range.

The all-new Nissan Qashqai boasts class leading features, including Nissan’s award-winning Autonomous Driving Level 1 (Nissan ProPILOT), Predictive Front Collision Warning and Lane Keep Assist – to name a few. Customers are spoiled for choice with the new model available in three grades; the Qashqai 1.3T Visia MT, the Qashqai 1.3T Acenta (Xtronic) and the 1.3T Acenta Plus (Xtronic).

Built on the alliance CMF-C Platform which represents a state-of-the-art automotive structure and technology architecture, the new Qashqai combines a sporty design with an all-round, overall premium packaging that does not compromise on performance, style, and function. The all-new Nissan Qashqai is set to offer new benchmarks in comfort, safety and driving dynamics coupled with the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technology whilst boasting a redefined and powerful 1.3T engine, mated to a refined Xtronic Automated transmission. Nissan’s innovative e-POWER drivetrain will touch down on local shores in early 2023, offering South Africans a viable option on their journey to electric mobility.

More muscular and sharper in exterior design, the all-new Nissan Qashqai also features a bigger V-Motion front grille, as well as slim LED matrix headlamps with new ‘boomerang’ daylight running lights that further enhance its imposing stance and presence.

Innovation for safety

South Africans will be able to drive at ease, knowing that safety is at the heart of the third generation Qashqai. It is equipped with advanced safety technologies designed to watch the road, keeping all passengers safe and providing peace of mind. One of the safety functions ensuring passenger safety, is through the onboard Predictive Front Collision Warning, which keeps an eye up to two vehicles ahead, and when the system detects a sudden deceleration ahead, it gives the driver an audible and visual warning to slow down. The new Nissan Qashqai harnesses the use of a full suite of technologies to help the driver avoid unintentional lane departure through its Lane Keeping Aid (LKA), keeping the driver centred in the lane using either a steering wheel action or breaking in an emergency.

The all-new Qashqai also delivers on an intuitive and protective driving experience through the Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system – which is intended to address potential driver fatigue and inattention. If the system detects driving behaviour consistent with a drowsy driver, the system uses an audible chime sound and displays an amber coffee cup with a message reading, “Take a break?” in the vehicle’s information display.

ProPILOT Driver assistance

The new Nissan Qashqai is equipped with the revolutionary ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, designed for highway use in single-lane traffic. It introduces a combination of steering, acceleration and braking that can be operated in full-automatic mode, easing driver workload in heavy highway traffic and long commutes. Using advanced image-processing technology, the ProPILOT system understands road and traffic situations and executes precise steering, enabling the vehicle to perform naturally.

Comfort, premium, and class

Elegance and comfort add to the allure of the all-new Nissan Qashqai, fitted with premium full Napa leather seats with quilted fronts for a relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable seating experience. It is engineered with the ultimate purpose, function, and quality in mind. The NissanConnect suite of features has also undergone an evolution, and now offers a more connected service with the latest and greatest in audio technology, connectivity, and mobile integration. To further set it apart, the new Qashqai offers 2-tone exterior metallic paint that showcases the crisp line profiles of the vehicle. Taken a step further, Nissan is also introducing a 2-tone, premium interior to complete the overall premium experience of the third generation Qashqai.

Nissan Qashqai brings a new vision to crossover design with muscular proportions, premium packaging, and all-round next level comfort and class.

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