The award-winning SUV is full of driver-assistance systems to keep you safe and give you confidence
10 August 2016

The Nissan Qashqai has set the standard in the small SUV category by combining space and practicality with a raft of driver-assistance features. It’s a package that makes the machine an ideal family car.

The technology built into the Qashqai also ensure that it’s a seriously safe car as well. If you opt for the Tekna model, you’ll get Nissan’s Safety Shield technologies – a suite of systems that work together to help you drive with confidence.

And all that wizardry does more than just look after you if something bad happens – it’s designed to help you out every time you take to the road. To see how, we put the Qashqai through a series of challenges. To find out more, just watch this video.

Driver-assistance features that make the Qashqai a breeze to pilot include Active Ride Control, which can adjust the brake pressure on each wheel for a stable ride on bumpy surfaces. A Blind Spot Warning system will warn you when another car is close, and it links with tools such as Lane Assist Warning and Forward Emergency Braking to support you at all times.

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When you’re driving around town, systems such as the Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection will help keep you – and others – safe at all times. And you can use the Park Assist system to let your Qashqai do the hard work for you.

Those are just some of the clever driver-assistance systems available for the Qashqai that take the stress and hassle out of every driving situation. And they all help to ensure that you’re always in control.

For more infomation on the Nissan Qashqai, click here.

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