Nissan Reveals 2020 Qashqai Styling Updates and New Standard Features
July 11 2019, Trevor Hofmann - Canadian Auto Press
New 2020 Qashqai Receives Bolder, More Dynamic Frontal Design
The Qashqai may have only arrived on the scene two years ago, but it's already the second-most popular Nissan model on the Canadian market, and the best-selling subcompact crossover SUV in its class with 19,662 deliveries last year, resulting in a 119.2-percent increase over calendar year 2017. That's reason enough to give the upcoming 2020 Qashqai a mid-cycle refresh.
When it arrives later this year the 2020 Qashqai will receive Nissan's more rugged U-shaped Vmotion 2.0 grille design that comes surrounded by a reworked set of headlamps featuring LED signature daytime running lights, plus a more dynamic fascia below, and a new sculpted hood design above, while the model shown features new optional 19-inch alloy wheels down each side. Additionally, the new Qashqai's rear design will feature a revised set of combination taillights for a thoroughly modernized appearance from front to back.
Advanced Nissan Safety Shield 360 System to Become Standard Equipment
The 2019 Qashqai available today already received Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Nissan's Rear Door Alert (RDA) system, that reminds if you've left something or someone in the back seat, across its the entire earlier this year, and while these important safety systems will continue into 2020 the renewed model will also get the entire Nissan Safety Shield 360 system in base S grade.
The Nissan Safety Shield 360 system, currently offered in SV and SL trims, upgrades the Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, while also adding Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and High Beam Assist (HBA) to the 2020 Qashqai's list of advanced driver assistance systems, resulting in a full slate of Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy features.
ProPilot Assist Driver Assistance to Remain Standout Feature for 2020
Also notable, Nissan Canada made the ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous single-lane "hands-on-wheel" driving system standard on its top-line Qashqai SL for 2019, while also making it available with SV trim. ProPilot Assist reduces driver fatigue by limiting the need to apply acceleration, steering and braking inputs while driving on a single-lane highway, and together with the aforementioned Nissan Safety Shield 360 system may even aid in avoiding potential accidents.
As with today's Qashqai, the new 2020 version will come standard with front-wheel drive and make Nissan's "Intelligent" all-wheel drivetrain optional, dependent on whether choosing base S, midrange SV or top-line SL trims. The current model's 141-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder will also continue as the standard engine for the 2020 model year, and come paired to a six-speed manual transmission in base S trim, or with the optional Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT).
We can expect more trim and pricing information closer to the new 2020 Nissan Qashqai's launch date later this year, but feel free to find out more about the upcoming model or the current 2019 Qashqai by contacting us or visit us in our showroom in Vancouver.
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
Photo credits: Nissan
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