Considered an important and major auto show, the International Geneva Motor Show will be where Nissan debuts their facelifted 2018 Qashqai next month.
AutoExpress believes the refreshed crossover will debut with the Piloted Drive 1.0, a system that was reported to come in the next generation Qashqai around 2018 or 2019. Now Nissan fans will be able to experience the first iteration of Piloted Drive and it’s said to be able to operate the vehicle’s steering, throttle and brake in order to drive itself in stop and go traffic and on motorways. But don’t expect the same lane changing capability as Tesla, that’s still a years away.
For those interested, the new technology won’t drastically increase the Qashqai’s price as Nissan wants to make it accessible to the masses. In the future it’ll even appear in models like the Juke and Micra, both of which needs to be sold for a reasonable price.
Aside from that, the 2018 Nissan Qashqai is expected to look similar to the Qashqai Premium Concept vehicle unveiled at last year's Geneva show. Nothing too major, perhaps a few small changes to the bumpers, lights and grille. Maybe Nissan will even offer us the gold and black paint combination as a part of the facelift package.
We’ll know more once the Geneva show is underway starting March 9.