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Nissan Qashqai with ProPILOT: On sale now in UK

  • UK’s best-selling crossover now available with ProPILOT advanced driver assistance technology
  • Range-topping Qashqai Pilot One Edition Special Version on sale with unique styling as well as ProPILOT technology as standard
  • ProPILOT option (£795) is available on Tekna and Tekna+ grades powered by the dCi 130 engine with Xtronic (Automatic) transmission
  • Manual dCi 130 Tekna and Tekna+ models available with a Drive Assist Pack (£495) which includes Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist
  • ProPILOT enhances driver’s control of Nissan SUV by assisting with steering, acceleration and braking
  • Helping to transform driving, making it less stressful and more confident 

LONDON, UK (March 23rd, 2018) – The Nissan Qashqai crossover is now on sale with ProPILOT, the brand’s most advanced driver assistance technology. 

ProPILOT is available as a £795 option on both Tekna and Tekna+ models powered by the dCi 130 diesel engine with Xtronic (Automatic) transmission. Prices for a Qashqai equipped with ProPILOT start from £31,275, based on a Tekna dCi 130 Xtronic. 

For dCi 130 Manual transmission models, a Drive Assist Pack is available for £495. 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. 

To mark the arrival of ProPILOT on Qashqai, Nissan GB is offering a special Pilot One Edition of Qashqai. Based on the range-topping and exceptionally-specified Tekna+ grade, the special version is priced from £33,380 and features ProPILOT as standard with the additional features:

  • Storm White Pearlescent body colour (with metallic and premium metallic options also available)
  • Premium Plum Nappa Leather Interior
  • Xtronic Sports Pedals
  • Chrome Exterior Styling Pack
  • ‘Pilot One Edition’ door entry guards and interior badging

The new Pilot One Edition sits at the top of the Qashqai range and is priced from £33,380, but delivers over £1,500 of added value compared to a Tekna+ specified with the additional features.






Drive Assist Pack

dCi 130 Manual 2WD

From £29,525


Drive Assist Pack

dCi 130 Manual 4WD

From £31,225



dCi 130 Xtronic

From £31,275


Drive Assist Pack

dCi 130 Manual 2WD

From £31,325


Drive Assist Pack

dCi 130 Manual 4WD

From £33,025



dCi 130 Xtronic

From £33,075

Pilot One Edition SV

N/A (SV includes ProPILOT)

dCi 130 Xtronic

From £33,380

ProPILOT enhances the driver’s control by assisting with steering, acceleration and braking. It works in a single lane on highways, and is optimised for low-speed congestion and high-speed cruising. 

By liberating drivers from some of the more mundane elements of motoring, it reduces fatigue and stress and improves safety, enhancing overall control and confidence. 

While ProPILOT is Nissan’s first step on the journey towards autonomous driving, on the Qashqai SUV it is a ‘hands on, eyes on’ technology. The driver remains in control and responsible for the vehicle. 

Ryan Gains, general manager, crossovers, Nissan Europe, commented: “The addition of ProPILOT will underpin and strengthen the Qashqai’s position as Europe’s number one crossover.” 

Simple and intuitive to use, ProPILOT is activated by the driver using the ProPILOT button on the right spoke of the Qashqai’s steering wheel. Pressing the adjacent SET button maintains current speed and a safe distance from the vehicle in front. 

The Qashqai will slow to a complete stop if traffic conditions require. It moves off automatically if the car is stationary for approximately three seconds or less. If it’s longer, drivers should press the RESUME button or lightly tap the accelerator. 

ProPILOT’s status is always displayed in the combimeter between the two dials in the instrument cluster. Visual warnings are supported by audible alerts. 

The technology works based on traffic and road conditions data supplied by a camera mounted in the Qashqai’s windscreen and a radar behind the Nissan badge in the front grille. 

Ryan added: “ProPILOT is the signature technology within the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. It clearly demonstrates our commitment to deliver a more confident, more exciting and more connected future for drivers.” 

Upgraded during 2017, the Nissan Qashqai is now available with significant enhancements which further develop its crossover leadership credentials. They focus on four areas – a contemporary new exterior design; higher levels of interior quality; improved driving performance; and the addition of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies to deliver even greater levels of customer comfort, reassurance and trust. 

The Qashqai is the most successful model in Europe in Nissan’s 83-year history, with approximately 2.3 million sold since the original version was launched in 2007. 

It is built at Nissan’s state-of-the-art plant in Sunderland, UK. Celebrations to mark the three millionth Qashqai manufactured there took place last month. 



About Nissan in the UK

  • Nissan Sunderland Plant produces the Nissan Qashqai, Juke, Infiniti Q30 and the 100% electric Nissan LEAF
  • Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012
  • Total plant volume since 1986 stands at more than 9 million units with 80 per cent of production exported to over 100 markets worldwide
  • Total investment made and announced since then is over £4.0 billion
  • 495,645 units were produced at Sunderland plant in 2017
  • Employment in Nissan’s UK design studio (Paddington, London), technical centre (Cranfield Bedfordshire), manufacturing plant (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) and sales and marketing operations (Maple Cross, Hertfordshire) now totals more than 8,000.
  • A further 28,000 jobs in Nissan’s UK supply chain and 4,000 in its UK dealer network takes the total British jobs supported by Nissan to more than 40,000


About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.


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About Nissan in Europe

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 660,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle. Pursuing a goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road, Nissan is leading the field with its vision of Intelligent Mobility. Designed to guide Nissan’s product and technology pipeline, this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe.

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