Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T 163 Tekna 2017 review

Multiple small updates for the Nissan Qashqai look to boost the market-leading compact crossover’s premium appeal

It’s the facelifted second-generation Nissan Qashqai, which has undergone small but numerous changes in order to strengthen its appeal in the ever-busier compact crossover market.It’s not as if sales are flagging, though: in 2016, Nissan sold almost twice as many Qashqais in Europe as it did following the pioneering original’s launch in 2007, and remarkably, the Qashqai is the UK’s third best-selling car since the start of the year.But Nissan says its customers want more plushness, be it in terms of design, finish, equipment or refinement, so changes have been made to the exterior styling, cabin materials, sound deadening, suspension and steering.All models now get DAB radio as standard and there’s a new range-topping spec, Tekna+, whose main attractions are patterned nappa leather upholstery and an eight-speaker Bose sound system, plus satin-finished roof rails and a huge panoramic glass roof that are both inherited from the now-deleted N-Vision trim.

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