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Nissan updates Qashqai with new model & trim

The new n-tec grade replaces Acenta Premium in the Qashqai line-up and is positioned between the existing Acenta and Tekna grades, with starting prices identical to Acenta Premium at £21,700.

Outside, the new n-tec grade features unique 18-inch alloy wheels with a black diamond-cut finish, while to further demonstrate strong value for money, the n-tec+ trim offers customers a full-length panoramic glass roof and satin silver roof rails for a £550 upgrade from n-tec.

The n-tec also brings advanced safety, comfort and entertainment, including Nissan’s Around View Monitor (AVM) driving and parking aid that provides driver with a “helicopter view” of the area immediately surrounding the car.

AVM is fully integrated into the Qashqai’s latest NissanConnect entertainment system, which includes smartphone connectivity and advanced satellite navigation system featuring Google Send to Car route planning.

Other comfort features included as standard on the Qashqai n-tec include Nissan’s Intelligent Keywith push-button start, front and rear parking sensors, automatic folding mirrors and an auto dimming rear view mirror.

And Nissan’s collection of Safety Shield technologies is also fitted as standard – with Forward Emergency braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist.

To complete the Qashqai range enhancements, Nissan has added a new model in the form of a DIG-T 115 Xtronic featuring a six-speed automatic transmission option for the first time from Acenta upwards.

The new model emits 129g/km with a fuel consumption figure of 50.4mpg on the combined cycle and costs an additional £1,350 over the equivalent manual variants.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.