Nissan launches ProPILOT driver assistance technology on Qashqai

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Nissan has launched its ProPILOT drive-assistance technology, which helps maintain the car’s lane position and distance from the vehicle in front, across its Qashqai line-up.

On Qashqai N-Connecta grades, ProPILOT is a £595 option – the same price as on the Nissan LEAF. The system is standard on both Tekna and Tekna+ grades. On Tekna+ models, ProPILOT is included within a Sport Option Pack that adds front and rear body colour painted bumpers; side silver finisher and 19-inch ‘wind design’ alloy wheels.

ProPILOT is only available on automatic versions of Qashqai – with either DCT or CVT transmissions. For Manual gearbox models, a Drive Assist Pack is available for the same cost as ProPILOT – a £595 option for N-Connecta models and standard fit for Tekna/Tekna+.

Featuring Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist, the Drive Assist Pack is capable of most ProPILOT features except the ability to come to a complete stop and then resume driving in traffic.

Qashqai models with ProPILOT are now available to order from £28,040, with Drive Assist Pack versions from £25,490.

Kalyana Sivagnanam, managing director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. said:

“The Nissan Qashqai has always been a leader in terms of innovative design and technologies that enhance the ownership experience. Our advanced ProPILOT drive assistance adds a greater level of confidence, control and enjoyment to the UK’s best-selling crossover.”

Since its introduction on the Nissan Serena in Japan in 2016, more than 350,000 Nissan vehicles have been equipped with ProPILOT driver assistance technology, making Nissan the global leader in semi-autonomous drive technology amongst mainstream brands.

ProPILOT (known as ProPILOT Assist in the US) is available on several Nissan models around the world including the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, and Qashqai, Serena, Altima and Rogue.

ProPILOT is currently available on the LEAF and Qashqai in the UK with the X-Trail due to receive the technology later in 2019.

Chris Price
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