The new Qashqai offers an advanced infotainment system with a class-leading portfolio of connected services including effortless integration of smartphones, In-Car Wi-Fi for up to seven devices and NissanConnect Services, a dedicated app to control and monitor the vehicle.
The larger, higher resolution 9 inch NissanConnect display screen is a digital gateway to navigation, entertainment and vehicle settings, and is compatible with both Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®, with wireless Apple CarPlay® also introduced. Multiple user profiles with memory settings allow navigation, music and system preferences to be tailored to each driver.
Whether DAB radio or streamed from smart phone, outstanding audio reproduction is assured thanks to the Bose® Premium sound system. It features 10 speakers plus Bose's Acoustimass® bass box located in the boot for a crisp, powerful sound which has been tuned for optimal acoustic quality for all occupants, not just those in the front seats.
A new high-definition, fully electronic 12.3 inch TFT multi-information screen offers a choice of configurable layouts to display navigation, entertainment, traffic or vehicle information, all controlled from a new tactile dial switch on the steering wheel. A traditional "Kiriko" cut glass texture is also added to the TFT's digital background – a nod to Nissan's Japanese DNA.
An innovative new 10.8-inch Head-Up Display (HUD) provides the biggest-in-segment image size. Key navigation, driver assistance and road information are projected onto the windscreen within the driver's line of vision, allowing drivers to maintain their focus on the road for more comfort and confidence at the wheel.
Home-to-Car skills are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa devices, with Alexa functionality introduced for the third generation Qashqai. The system supports a wide range of commands, including the ability for drivers to send destinations to the car's navigation by talking to their smart device, minimising the time required to input the destination.
Through the NissanConnect smartphone app, vehicle control functions are available such as remote horn and lights, as well as remote door lock and unlock. Smart alerts can also be set including speed, time and zone with app notifications should the vehicle exceed the set parameters.
Introduced for new Qashqai are Vehicle Health reports, viewable through the app, which inform users if their vehicle requires urgent maintenance and provides live performance evaluation and any malfunction alerts.
Driving history and analysis is also available through the app, so users can see past trips summarised in distance driven and time spent.
If not using their phone's navigation, drivers can access TomTom 3D Maps & Live Traffic which includes advanced navigation features such as over-the-air map updates, real-time traffic conditions, Google Street View, speed camera locations and fuel prices. Door-to-door navigation is also available through the app including a My Car Finder function.
Stolen Vehicle Tracking is introduced for new Qashqai*. This service provides a 24/7 contact with police and third-party customer services, with automatic theft notification through the NissanConnect smartphone app, allowing vehicles to be tracked and recovered.
An in-car button, accessed via the NissanConnect display screen, allows customers to contact a 24/7 assistance provider to put them in contact with the nearest breakdown and towing services. Unlike eCall, the system is not automatically triggered by an accident.
In a first for the Qashqai, a front storage console provides convenient 15w wireless charging for smartphones – among the most powerful in the segment – and accommodating even the largest dimensions of devices, including the recently-launched Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Connectivity extends to all occupants with the console box now offering front and rear USB charging connections with both USB-A and USB-C ports.
Further reflecting the model's Japanese DNA, the information sounds of the new Qashqai, for example the seatbelt reminder and turn signals, were developed in collaboration with Japanese video game developer and publisher Bandai Namco. The sounds have been developed to be more harmonious, with a melodic dual tone signature.
"We've introduced a high level of connectivity to the new Qashqai which will allow our customers to monitor their car, communicate with it and be reassured by it via their home assistant devices or smartphones. But, at the heart of these new features is convenience and ease of use for our customers," said Gareth Dunsmore, Vice President, Brand and Customer Experience, Nissan Automotive Europe.