Nissan’s all-new infotainment system, NissanConnect, enhances functionality with the seamless and intuitive integration of the driver’s smartphone with the vehicle, and is available in the Qashqai crossover.
There is also the ability to download Over The Air (OTA) map and software updates. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard on all grades except entry level Visia.
Users are encouraged to download an all-new app – called Door to Door Navigation – to their smartphone. This unlocks enhanced functionality, such as planning a route before they leave their home or office on their phone. Once complete, they can send the destination directly to the car to start route guidance the moment they’re behind the wheel.
NissanConnect also features TomTom Premium Traffic, which provides highly accurate real-time traffic data to optimise travel time.
Access to NissanConnect is via a seven-inch touch-screen head unit integrated centrally into the dashboard. It’s the same size as before, though now has fewer hard keys and a new multi-touch capability. The system’s features include:
Single line search: this new functionality in the navigation system speeds up and simplifies the process of finding a location
Personalisation: the homescreen is fully customisable via ‘drag and drop’ functionality so users can set up short cuts for regular tasks
Voice recognition: accessed through the revised steering wheel buttons, making phone calls, having messages read out and controlling music can all be carried out by voice command
Apple Carplay and Android Auto: standard on Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and Tekna+ grades of the Nissan Qashqai
3D Maps: standard for improved clarity, plus multi-touch capability to zoom in and out for enhanced detail or a wider view
Find My Car: the parking point can be logged as users flip the navigation back to their smartphone to walk to their final destination
Premium Traffic powered by TomTom: accurate real-time traffic information provides on-the-go rerouting to minimise journey time. This service is free for five years, and transferrable to second and subsequent owners
Door to Door Navigation app: Available from the Apple Store or Google Play, the customer downloads this to their smartphone to access the full functionality of New NissanConnect.
Plan a trip before leaving / send destination to car: In conjunction with the Door to Door Navigation app, user can identify their destination on their smartphone when at home or in the office then send it to their Qashqai. Route guidance will begin as soon as they start the vehicle
OTA software and map updates: customers can download these at their convenience via wifi or their smartphone’s data package
The instrument cluster display has also been redesigned to show additional information when receiving phone calls or SMS text messages.